Crunchy, nutty, delicious… and beautifying!?
Nuts are nature’s beauty powerhouses.
The essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals, fiber, fat, and protein found in nuts support thick, healthy hair and clear, glowing skin.
I think that’s more than enough to deserve a spot in your daily diet.
So if you haven’t already stocked your pantry with a variety of nutritious nuts, keep reading for an excellent place to start:
Nutritious Nut #1: Brazil nuts.
Native to the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, Brazil nuts are one of the world’s most concentrated sources of selenium.
Selenium, an essential mineral, reduces inflammation and helps protect your skin from oxidative stress caused by free radicals.
The best part?
You only need to add between one and three Brazil nuts into your diet to top up your selenium intake and reap these fantastic health benefits.
Nutritious Nut #2: Pistachios.
Most people nibble on this green-colored nut to help with weight management.
But pistachios are also a great source of biotin, a vitamin that combats hair loss and nourishes your hair from the inside out.
When you consume enough biotin, your hair becomes stronger, “bouncier,” and more conditioned.
Nutritious Nut #3: Almonds.
This popular nut can improve your blood flow, which delivers oxygen and essential nutrients to your skin that keep fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots in check.
Almonds are also an excellent source of vitamin E.
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that protects your skin against inflammation caused by UV damage and exposure to pollution.
Nutritious Nut #4: Walnuts.
Walnuts are chock full of healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
The nourishing fats found in walnuts lock in the moisture and nutrients in your skin, keeping it plump and supple.
Bonus: The fats in walnuts will also keep your hair looking shiny and glossy.
Nutritious Nut #5: Peanuts.
Let’s end this list with the nut everyone knows and loves.
Peanuts often get a bad rap. But this is because most commercial peanut butters that peanuts are used in, are laden with unhealthy sugars and heart-clogging trans fats.
In reality, peanuts are a great source of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), vitamin E, and biotin that boosts the health of your hair and skin.
If you’re craving a peanut butter sandwich, opt for an all-natural peanut butter low in sodium and added sugars.
There you have it…
A buffet of tasty, skin-healthy nuts to snack on in between meals (and I swear you won’t even miss the chips).
Here are a few other ways to enjoy your nuts:
- Drop a few extra nuts in your favorite smoothie.
- Add some crunch to your favorite salad.
- Top off your yogurt with a handful of nuts at breakfast.
- Opt for all-natural nut butter and smear some on a fresh slice of sourdough.