Healthy Hair & Nails
Food as Medicine… What an interesting concept!
Looking good is just as much about taking care of your body on the inside as it is about using products on the outside. And we're not just talking about your skin. A nutritious diet promotes healthy hair and nails as well. Vida Glow being a consumable promotes nourishment from within. It’s important to highlight that what we put inside our bodies has a direct effect on how we feel and how we “look”.
Every woman wants to look her best. The most effective way to be the best version of you is to nourish yourself with food, remember that food can be used as medicine.
Many of our customers write in to find out more about Marine Collagen as they struggle with weak and brittle nails, with many reporting the added on pressure that they put on their nails through acrylic and shellac just in order for them to look good.
The good news is that so many of our customers find that strengthened nails are the first result they see.
If you’re struggling with weak and brittle nails that don’t seem to grow or tear easily, then this is the blog for you. We recommend starting on the Prosperity Package, taking two sachets/servings of Vida Glow a day, one before breakfast and one before dinner. Within a month, you’ll notice your nails hardening and becoming significantly stronger. Taking Vida Glow daily is the most effective way to nourish your nails from within, repairing and rejuvenating weak nails.
If you’re ready to say goodbye to brittleness, and improve the look of your nails and your hair as well, than our biggest recommendation is to alter your diet. There’s no need to fill your trolley with a whole new pantry and fridge, but by adding a few new additions you’ll absorb Vida Glow marine collagen more effectively and boost the nutrient levels which promote healthy hair and nails. Since both hair and nails are made of keratin, through a similar process in the body, it's thought that nutrients that help one can also help the other.
So let’s take a look into these super foods:
Your hair and nails need protein to produce keratin, the proteins that make them strong. If hair and nails don't receive enough protein, it can go into a 'resting phase,' causing noticeable hair loss and weakened nails. Try adding a scoop of whey protein and Vida Glow to your morning smoothie for a simple boost.
Red meat is loaded with protein, and it also has another nutrients that are important for hair and nail health: iron. People with iron-deficiency anemia often have thin hair and weak nails. Iron-deficiency is associated with koilonychia—a nail disease characterised by spoon-shaped nails. That doesn't mean you should eat red meat every day of the week. But you can safely indulge in a lean cut of beef once a week. If you think you may be deficient in iron, talk to your doctor about starting a supplement.
Antioxidants help protect your body's cells against free radical damage. This damage increases stress hormones and inflammation, which impacts all cells in the body, including those in hair and nails. Blueberries have one of the highest antioxidant properties of all fruits, and they compliment Vida Glow in smoothies and are a great addition to green juices. Try to incorporate a handful of Blueberries a few times a week. Also try our Blueberry Vida Glow!
Not only are almonds a good source of protein, they're loaded with magnesium, which helps maintain healthy hair and nails. Magnesium is Mother Nature's anti-stress mineral, and stress is a major factor in hair loss and weak nails. Splits in your nails and split ends in your hair may be a sign of inadequate magnesium levels. You can also get more magnesium through leafy greens, cacao nibs, and soybeans.
Zinc is needed for many biological processes, including making proteins like those in your hair and nails. Oysters have 74 grams of zinc per serving, far more than any other food. Hate oysters? Beef, poultry, fortified cereals, and baked beans can also help you up your intake.
There are studies showing a correlation between weak nails, hair loss and a lack of Vitamin D. Calcium is also a key mineral in building healthy hair and nails – you need Vitamin D to absorb calcium. Vitamin D fortified milk offers both. Vitamin D has a wonder of benefits so see your doctor if you think you might be deficient.
Eggs are a good source of protein and contain some vitamin D, and they also have biotin. Biotin deficiency is linked to weak hair and nails.
Salmon is a good source of biotin and protein, along with omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation, and promotes healthy, moisturised skin. Don't forget, your scalp is skin too: a healthy scalp means healthy hair follicles, which mean healthy hair. Omega-3s' inflammation-reducing effects are also good for your nails as inflammation impairs the healthy development of your nails.
Selenium is an element linked to protection against oxidative stress and is also an antioxidant. A lack of selenium can be the reason you may notice that you have sparse hair and nail growth. Just a couple of Brazil nuts meet the recommended daily value.
So use these amazing foods as medicine for hair and nails and include a couple of sachets of Vida Glow to see complete rejuvenation for luscious locks and a gorgeous natural manicure!