Anti-Aging: How nutrition benefits your hair and skin

Drink clean water and eat a nutritious diet are among the advice of skin care experts.

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By The Heart Truth - Carmen Dell'Orefice, Red Dress Collection 2005, CC BY-SA 2.0,

SAN DIEGO, August 30, 2016 – Healthy hair and supple skin often signal overall good health.

Given that Americans spend an estimated several billions of dollars every year on the latest dermatological procedures and over-the-counter products, there is no denying that having great hair and skin are highly sought after.

Achieving success through increased health, while also improving appearance, is not as difficult as it might seem.

Relevancy is good medicine for healthy aging and longevity

Thwarting the signs of aging and achieving optimal health is entirely possible.

Nature’s nutrients provide abundant food sources for attaining the healthiest hair and most supple skin.

According to Ciara Foy, a Toronto-based holistic nutritionist, writes:

 “That’s important to understand with respect to eating whole foods they contain tons of nutrients, phytochemicals and enzymes that work synergistically to keep us healthy.”


The article Five Everyday Superfoods for Your Nails, Hair and Skin, provides recommendations for everyday foods which are considered to be anti-aging:

  1. Raw organic almonds
  1. Greens, i.e., spinach, broccoli, kale, watercress, collards
  1. Orange root vegetables, i.e., sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin and winter squash
  1. Raw organic pumpkin seeds
  1. Oats

Some other commonly known super nutrient foods include walnuts, tomatoes, and pineapple.

Too busy to go shopping or no time to cook?

Vitamin supplementation is a viable option for benefiting from specific anti-aging nutrients.

The following vitamins and/or herbal supplements which are well-known for their health benefits and positive effect on hair and skin:


-Fern extract


-Omega 3 fatty acids

-Vitamin C

-Vitamin E

It is recommended to seek advice from a qualified health care professional before starting any supplementation program to ensure that there are no contraindications due to medical conditions or the use of any prescribed medications

What you eat and drink can affect your skin

It is never too late to consider the impact of summertime sunshine on skin and hair, and preserve the benefits of anti-aging nutrients.

Remember to wear sunscreen, use sun protective products on hair, opt for wearing a broad-brimmed hat or cap and consider enjoying the great outdoors during early morning hours or after 3:00 p.m. when the sun is at its lowest.

Staying hydrated is a summertime must. Healthy summertime habits learned now may continue throughout all the seasons of the year. Watch WebMD video The Science of Healthy Skin for further tips to protect your skin.

Off-setting the affects of aging, while attaining optimal health is entirely possible.

Healthy hair and glowing skin will take visible years off any appearance, and are key indicators of optimal health.

Until next time, enjoy the ride in good health!

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Laurie Edwards-Tate
Laurie Edwards-Tate, MS, President and Founder of At Your Home Familycare in San Diego, California, was among the first to recognize the growing need for services allowing individuals to remain independent created by the aging of America including the Baby Boomer generation, now being called the “Silver Tsunami.” It is the Baby Boomers who are rapidly redefining what aging and growing older means and looks like in America today. Now celebrating its 28th year in business, AYHF is among San Diego County’s Top Women-Owned Businesses and Fastest Growing Businesses, and enjoys a reputation for upholding the highest possible standards among its employees and its emphasis on customer service. Edwards-Tate is a valued contributor to the public dialogue on current issues and challenges in the home care industry, and serves in leadership roles on the Home Care Aide Association of America Advisory Board and Private Duty Home Care Association Advisory Board, as well as the Home Care Aide Steering Committee of the California Association for Health Services at Home. Edwards-Tate is frequently interviewed in the media on healthy aging, caregiving, and health care topics. Follow Laurie and AYHF at; on Facebook at, and Twitter at @AYHFamilycare