Antioxidants, fatty acids, vitamins, and phytonutrients: these are the things that keep our skin and hair (not to mention the rest of our body) in great shape from the inside out. Working super foods packed with beauty boosting nutrients into your everyday diet is easy with salads.
Start with a bed of dark, leafy greens. Kale, spinach, and other greens are rich in silica and vitamins C and E. These can be topped with anything from antioxiant rich berries to nuts packed with essential fatty acids. A dose of healthy fat, in the form of salmon, avocado, or virgin olive oil is another delicious possibility for a beauty-boosting salad. And don’t forget the classics! Bell peppers are packed with Vitamin C, cucumbers are super hydrating, and tomatoes are loaded with lycopene, an anti-aging ingredient often sought after in skin care products.
Hungry for more? Check out the following links for even more delicious recipe ideas:
- Shrimp, Avocado, and Grapefruit Salad | Full and Content
- Tomato Salad with Jalapeno Vinnaigrette | The Paleo Review
- Honeyed Strawberry and Apple Salad | A Time to Kale
- Fall Garden Salad | Homemade Food Junkie