Taking care of ourselves is essential for our health. And what we put into our bodies is a huge factor in determining good health, inside and out.

Your diet is key and following a healthy one doesn’t have to be hard. You will be surprised at how different foods play important roles in maintaining our health in different areas of our body. 

We decided to put together a quick guide on what you can do to improve your health from head to toe with your daily diet. 

Let’s start from the top:

  • Reduce Hair Fall with Protein and Zinc

When we think about hair, a common problem that many face is hair loss. We can lose around 50-100 hairs every day. Counting each strand is not exactly easy, so if you notice a little more hair fall then it could be worth taking a look at your diet.

Protein is important, as our hair is mostly made up of it and some good sources include eggs, beans, and lean meats. Another mineral to think about is zinc, which can be found in vegetables and fruits, and strengthens the hair structure. You can consider taking vitamin supplements to enhance your diet and avoid vitamin deficiencies. 

  • Better Night Vision with Carrots

Let’s talk about sight. Our eyes are one of the most important parts of our body, responsible for our vision. Have you ever been told to eat your carrots for better eyesight? Well, that is because carrots contain a lot of beta-carotene and lutein, which are converted to vitamin A in our bodies to improve our night vision by maintaining a clear cornea (the outside lining of our eye.) Fun fact: The high amount of beta carotene in carrots is what gives them their orange colour. Carrots are also a great source of antioxidants which can help prevent degenerative issues in our eyes, as we grow older. 

  • Improve Sinus Health with More Fruit

Are you no stranger to a stuffy nose during the cold or allergy season? It’s not a great feeling when your nose is blocked. But the good news is, you can include bright and exotic fruits, like pineapple, kiwi, papaya, and berries in your diet to help. These fruits are a great source of antioxidants, which reduce inflammation and clear your nasal passages. They taste and look great too!

  • Limit Sugar for Stronger Teeth

Got a sweet tooth? All awesome people do! But unfortunately, the sugary goodness that is so tempting, is not the healthiest for your teeth. Sugar is converted into acid in the mouth which can weaken our tooth enamel, leading to cavities, (and those things are painful.) Include more milk, cheese, or plain yoghurt in your diet as they are rich in calcium and can help rebuild tooth enamel for stronger teeth. Don’t forget to brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste too. 

  • Whole Grains for a Healthy Heart

Whole grains are a good source of fibre, vitamins and minerals, and non-digestible carbohydrates. Including more whole grains, like quinoa, brown rice, and oatmeal, can lower cholesterol, insulin levels, and blood pressure, which can lead to a healthier heart and reduce the risk of some serious health problems. So, try switching ingredients in your diet to whole or brown, and even black and red too! 

  • More H2O for Easy Digestion

We have talked a lot about types of food, so let’s shine the spotlight on the clear liquid we often take for granted. Did you know? Our body is made up of 60% water. Water is essential for the breakdown of food which can lead to better digestion, absorption of nutrients, and also removes toxins from the body. 

It is recommended that adults should drink at least 6-8 ounces of water every day. You can also include more foods that contain water, like cucumber, celery, watermelon, or apples to increase your daily water intake.

  • Something Fishy for Happy Feet

Omega-3 is a fatty acid and contains good anti-inflammatory properties which can help with joint pain and reduce the chances of developing arthritis by restoring joint tissue. Omega-3 can be found in fish and seafood, nuts and seeds like chia seeds and walnuts, and flaxseed oil. Supplements are also easier to take if including more fish or nuts in your diet is not something for you.

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Please consult your doctor or health professional before making any changes to your diet or introducing physical activity into your routine, especially if you have any existing or prior medical conditions.