As the warm weather leaves us and the chilly weather of fall begins, it’s time to look at what vegetables we eat to make sure our hair, skin, and nails continue to stay healthy. Well, just like with our, “Top 10 Fruits You Need to Eat The Summer” I’ve also gathered a list of 7 vegetables and their health benefits so you can know which ones will help keep your hair, skin, and nails as healthy as can be.
It only seemed natural for me to put my personal favorite vegetable at the top of the list. Broccoli is full of vitamins, minerals, and bioactive compounds that your body needs to stay at its best.
The antioxidants in broccoli help fight against cell damage and reduce inflammation. This green veggie can also improve healthy brain functions while slowing down mental decline. Green veggies like broccoli can also help strengthen your nails. Broccoli has iron, folate, and calcium in it which are key components in healthy nails.
Eating Broccoli = Healthy Hair
Vitamin C that’s found in broccoli aids in the process of producing collagen. Collagen is a big ingredient in a lot of skincare products for a reason. It gives the skin elasticity and strength. Broccoli can also treat hair loss and strengthen the follicles. Add broccoli to your diet and say hello to a full head of luscious and healthy locks. If you have any fussy eaters at home, check out some recipes here, that are sure to be loved even by the pickiest eater.
This vegetable doesn’t receive the love it deserves. Brussel Sprouts do so much good for your body that you may rethink how you feel about this vegetable. Not only can Brussel sprouts lower your risk of heart disease, but they can also make your bones stronger and control diabetes. If you know anyone who has diabetes, you should recommend Brussel sprouts to them.
It can also prevent birth defects and it will make your skin glow. Brussel sprouts contain sulphur, which is a mineral known for its ability to promote healthy skin, hair, and nails. Looking for some great Brussel sprouts recipes? Click here to read some. You’ll be dying to make them afterward.
Garlic is definitely one of the most flavorful vegetables in my opinion, but did you know that garlic isn’t just for putting in your favorite dishes? This popular veggie has actually been used medicinally for centuries now. It can protect your heart, and help skin conditions.
It’s also great for clearing your skin of acne as it’s a great pore cleanser. Garlic enhances the blood flow in your body, which is important for achieving a glowing look. Do you have those stubborn black or whiteheads?
Get Clear Skin with Garlic
Well, try using garlic next time. Take 2 cloves of garlic, crush them, add a teaspoon of oats, two drops of tea tree oil, honey, and a ½ teaspoon of lemon juice. Mix it all up and use it as a mask.
This probably wasn’t on your list of vegetables you thought were going to make the list. However, swiss chard provides many health benefits that had to be included. This vegetable is a natural brain booster as it has vitamin K and potassium, which work to boost your cognitive function.
Swiss chard can make your hair look like you just stepped out of the salon since it’s rich in biotin. It also provides eye care bone health and can boost your circulation. The vitamin B (biotin) found in swiss chard is essential for hair and nail growth.
Get Healthy Nails by Eating Swiss Chard
Biotin also helps prevent nail damage and strengthens the nail tissue. So next time you’re out grocery shopping, pick up some swiss chard and watch your nails become healthier. Looking to get creative in the kitchen? Then try these creative Swiss chard recipes.
How could we have an article relating to fall vegetables and not include pumpkin? Technically, a pumpkin could be considered a fruit, but the nutritional benefits are more closely related to vegetables so I’m keeping it on this list.
Hydration is so vital to keeping your hair, skin, and nails healthy. Pumpkin is a great new way to add hydration to your diet as it’s 94% water. Since pumpkin is mostly water, it can also make your lips rosier. What a cool added benefit. Now, isn’t that pumpkin pie looking extra delicious?
Save the Seeds
Make sure you don’t throw away those pumpkin seeds because they can help too. Eating a 50g serving of pumpkin can improve hair health since it’s rich in vitamin K and vitamin B7. Both have been shown to improve hair growth. You can do so much with pumpkin! I recommend checking out these awesome recipes. There are even some dog-friendly recipes listed here too.
Eating red cabbages is great for reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s as they’re full of vitamin K. They can reduce your risk for cataracts as they contain beta-carotene They’re also great at preventing stomach ulcers due to glutamine which helps build proteins in your immune system. Cabbage can strengthen your teeth thanks to vitamin K and can also cleanse your skin.
If you have dry or oily skin, red cabbages can be a helpful vegetable to add to your diet. A lot of people are making their own cabbage face masks. If you’re looking to try one out, try this one here. You can also try these red cabbage recipes if you don’t want to make your own mask.
One thing to keep in mind though, is if you have thyroid problems, avoid eating large amounts of cabbage. If you have any concerns, always talk to your doctor before making any changes to your diet. We want to keep everybody happy, healthy, looking, and feeling the best.
I learned so much while researching the benefits of beets that I can’t wait to share them with you. Beets are great for boosting stamina and energy. Add beets to your breakfast or lunch and you’ll regain your lost energy back.
They can also help your body detox and can reduce your risk of strokes. Beets can also support mental health and have anti-aging properties. Your skin will benefit from you eating more beets. Try these different beets recipes and your skin will be glowing in no time.
Dermatologists Love Beets
According to dermatologists, beets have great anti-aging benefits for your skin. It works to get rid of those pesky wrinkles by 60%. It’ll leave your skin looking smooth and young for a long time.
Share the Love of Vegetables and Reap the Benefits
Now that you’re more informed about the amazing benefits of these fall vegetables for your hair, skin, and nails, it’s time to get to the store and add these delicious and nutritious vegetables to your diet and reap the benefits.
What are your favorite vegetables for benefits? Tag us @uylmagazine and share with us. There are so many vegetables out there that all provide you with great benefits. It’s important to eat your veggies and glow from the inside out.