Food For Your Body

fitness-121The following article is a small excerpt from one of my books.  I hope you’ll want to learn more and let me help you to get into the best shape of your life.

Food can do a lot more than simply satisfy you. I’ve gathered the top foods that are great for your hair, skin, eyes, heart and more

Kiwifruit for Your Bones: Eating kiwifruit will not only help maintain clear skin, it will also promote healthy bones. One cup peeled kiwifruit contains more vitamin C than the equivalent amount of oranges. Plus, it neutralizes free radicals that could lead to things like cancer and heart disease.

Garbanzo Beans to Fight Grey Hair: Since hair is primarily made up of the protein, keratin, it’s important to get enough protein to fight off hair breakage and loss. These beans, also known as chickpeas, provide tons along with the trace mineral manganese. It’s known to prevent changing pigmentation, a.k.a. gray hair!”

Oysters for Your Eyes:  Not only are oysters full of zinc and selenium, the high levels of these minerals serve as an antioxidant and help protect you against eye-related disease.
Cilantro to Prevent Hair Loss: This herb works wonders for hair loss!” It works as a purifying agent to rid your body of toxic metals quickly. A good thing, since they can stop nutrients from getting to your scalp, resulting in hair loss and dull strands.

Salmon for Your Heart:  Diets high in omega-3 fatty acids protect against heart disease. A study from Diabetes & Metabolism found that omega-3s keep the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline from peaking.

Lentils for Hair Growth: They’re an ideal source of iron, which is so important for full, lustrous locks! Iron helps bring oxygen to the hair follicles, leading to growth and fullness. This is especially key if you have thin hair.

Ginger, Turmeric, Cocoa, Cayenne, and Cinnamon for Your Blood:  These spices have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on your body. They also help balance blood sugar and can be easily incorporated into beverages or even food.

Hemp Powder for Dry Scalp: Add a scoop to a smoothie to infuse your hair with essential fatty acids. This fortifier has the optimal ratio of omega-6 and -3 fatty acids, letting them work most effectively. Insufficient amounts of either can lead to a dry scalp and brittle hair.

Banana for Your Libido: Loaded with B vitamins, the well-hung fruit helps boost testosterone. Low testosterone levels can make for a sluggish sex drive in men and women.

Avocado for Shiny Hair: Long touted as the miracle hair food, they’re high in vitamins B and E which promote a healthy scalp and the growth of new strands. They’re also full of healthy, monounsaturated fats to plump up and moisturize hair follicles. Talk about shine!”

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