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What Certain Foods Do For You

We eat certain types of food because we like them and they taste nice. Some of those foods are actually very beneficial and super healthy. Not only does your health benefit from these foods, your appearance benefits from these foods as well.


Avocado is very nutritious and has many health benefits. One of them is that avocados can lower your cholesterol. Heart disease is still the most common cause of death in the world. The substances in avocados lower your cholesterol and, therefore, reduces the risk of heart disease. Moreover, avocado is very delicious and easy to integrate into your diet. You could eat avocado on toast or you could add it to your salads!

Happy hair!

If you want to help your hair growth, eating greek yogurt will help with that. The protein and vitamin B5 in the yogurt help with building your locks and will blood flow to your scalp which stimulates hair growth.

Salmon for shine! If your locks are a bit dull, add some salmon to your diet. It’s full of omega-3 fats which your body is not able to make itself, therefore it’s important to help your body a little bit by eating salmon (or other types of fish). The healthy fats will keep your hair shiny.

Is your hair brittle and you want to give it a little more strength? Eat spinach! Spinach is full of nutrition; vitamin A, iron, vitamin C and many more! Together they will keep your hair moisturised which will prevent your hair from breaking.

Healthy skin!

Eat lots of fruits! Blueberries, kiwi fruits, oranges, papaya, and strawberries are full of vitamin C (a super antioxidant)! Vitamin C is needed for radiant skin and will help with healing any blemishes your skin might have.

We all know that broccoli is very healthy for your body, but it works wonders for your skin too! Broccoli contains vitamin C and vitamin E. The vitamin C in broccoli helps with collagen production and keeps your skin supple. The vitamin E helps to protect your skin UV radiation damage.

Whole grains!

Brown rice, oats, quinoa, buckwheat, brown pasta; all these foods contain whole grains and are very beneficial for your body. Whole grains do a lot of good things, for example, they regulate your blood sugar and help digesting. Whole grains also control your appetite and remove toxins from your body! Make sure you read the ingredients list on the grain products you buy. If it doesn’t say “whole grain” the important ingredients in the grain are probably stripped out during food processing, which means you will miss all the benefits from whole grains!

Lots of love!

Words by Valerie Bogerd // Photography by Juliette Bélanger.

© 2015 Reef Magazine


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