keep your hair and skin healthy with chia
May 9, 2014
A healthy vibrant appearance starts from within. Along with a regular skin care routine, eating a balanced diet full of nutrient rich foods and keeping hydrated is essential for maintaining the vitality of your skin and hair.
Chia offers the richest combined source of fiber, omega-3 and protein, and also provides host of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which all play an important role in keeping your hair shiny and strong, and your skin glowing.
Post sponsored by The Chia Co
The rich fiber in chia acts as a natural detox for your skin by removing toxins from the body and aiding the absorption of antioxidants and vitamins. Omega-3 essential fatty acids help your skin retain moisture, while antioxidants protect the skin cells from oxidization and aging. Chia has a remarkable absorption quality (these tiny seeds can soak up 16 times their own weight in water!), offering a natural anti-inﬂammatory action for the skin. The protein in chia is essential for cell regeneration, while vitamin B promotes general skin health. Copper and iron can help prevent hair loss, while calcium and magnesium encourage healthy hair growth.
We are exposed to a range of environmental factors each day with harsh sunlight, wind and pollution all taking their toll on our bodies. But we can help to combat these factors by complementing our daily skincare regime with wise choices in our diet and nutrition. Adding chia to your diet is an excellent and easy way to ensure your body is receiving everything it needs to stay healthy. Chia has no taste or smell, and can be added to almost anything you would normally eat. Sprinkle onto your yoghurt or in a salad, add to a smoothies, or use in your baking. Just one tablespoon of chia provides 100% of your recommended daily intake of plant based omega-3, 20% of your daily protein and 25% of your daily fiber.
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