Of course, no magic food or supplement will keep you looking young forever, but nutrition plays a major role in how gracefully you age. That’s because your skin, hair, and nails are constantly renewing themselves. To do that effectively, you need to provide your body with a consistent supply of the right nutrients.
Did you know that your hair, skin, and nails are made mostly of proteins like elastin, collagen, and keratin? These essential building blocks provide strength, elasticity, and keep wrinkles at bay.
If your diet includes meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, and legumes, you probably get plenty of high-quality protein through your diet. But, if you’re on a restricted diet that requires you to limit some of those foods, you may not be getting enough, and that will eventually show in your nails, hair, skin, and even your muscle tone.
Keep in mind that if you work out a lot, your protein needs are even higher. And, the body needs additional protein to repair possible damage, after surgery or injury, for instance. To get your beauty-boosting daily supply of protein, have about two servings of protein-dense foods every day, and more if your lifestyle requires it.