Go with the Gut - Foods to Eat for Better Skin, Hair and Mood

Symptoms like thin, dull hair, and sallow skin, to acne breakouts, body aches and slow energy levels can all point to the digestive system.

Proper digestion is essential to your health and probiotics are essential to your gut.

When bacteria are out of balance, it can lead to complications like gas, bloating, abdominal pain and cramping and autoimmune diseases like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and diabetes.

When we have chronic stress in our lives it can cause major disruptions to digestion because even though your diet is healthy, your body may not be absorbing the nutrients needed and along with some of the issues mentioned above, you could start to see skin, hair and nail problems.

Here are some key foods that not only help with the digestive system but can also help you look and feel vibrant and youthful.

Garlic

Garlic is great for helping in digestion and immunity.
Garlic has anti-inflammatory properties making it ideal for joint aches.
Allicin is a compound in garlic that serves as an anti-aging, antifungal benefit helping to smooth skin and prevent acne and other skin conditions.

Ground Flaxseed

Ground Flaxseed keeps us regular by helping food travel effortlessly and smoothly through the digestive tract.
Flaxseed also contains cancer fighters called lignans which also ward off heart disease.
Flaxseed helps to minimize rashes, skin flare ups and irritation. When you consume flaxseed your skin becomes more even toned and less sensitive. 


Apple cider vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar helps your body break down food and prevents indigestion and stomach issues after eating.
Add a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in a cup of water or tea and drink it before a meal to prevent any digestive issues.


Celery & Celery Juice

Celery can lowers blood pressure and rids us of sugar cravings.
The natural salts in celery juice maintain healthy PH levels in the digestive system.
The recommendation is to drink 16 ounces on an empty stomach and you should notice improvements to digestion and physical appearance within 10 days.

Cauliflower

Cauliflower is high in fiber and rich in vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, vitamin K, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, and potassium.
It also has a high level of anti-inflammatory compounds, and the ability to ward off cancer, heart disease, and brain disease.
Certain compounds found in cauliflower are very useful for helping the body to detox due to how they support liver function.
Cauliflower is beneficial for digestion and detoxification because of the rich supply of sulfur containing compounds which support proper nutrient absorption.

Fermented foods

Kimchi, sauerkraut or pickled vegetables are fermented foods that are packed with good bacteria which balances the digestive system.
Having the proper balance of gut bacteria and enough digestive enzymes helps you absorb more of the nutrients in the foods you eat.

Asparagus 

Asparagus is a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells.
Add a little garlic and broil it in the oven – healthy benefits all in one delicious side dish.


Hope you have a healthy gut from now on : )

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~Jennifer