As of recent, the world has been shocked by the news of Taiwanese interior designer- Lure Hsu's age reveal. Though she may look like a sprightful 21 year old- she is indeed 41 years of age.
So... what is her secret?
Besides being genetically blessed, Lure Hsu swears by a simple regime of a healthy diet, sunscreen and loads of water. According to interviews, Lure said keeping herself hydrated was of the highest importance and so was the vegetarian diet. It's true what they say... beauty comes from within and a healthy diet should never be underestimated!
Out of curiosity, we researched for food that's actually good for your skin, nails & hair.
1. Dark Chocolate
Any chocolate lovers out there? Say Aye! Some may say that eating chocolate correlates with the notorious acne, however, research has shown that chocolate, specifically dark chocolate has beneficial properties for the skin. Flavonoids (an anti-ageing property) protects the skin from UV damage thus, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
There is a reason why avocados are dominantly used in face and hair masks. Dated historically, it was evident that Egyptians used avocados as a means to increase hair shine and reduce hair loss. It's loaded with potassium (more than your regular banana) and amino acids. To this day, thanks to it's moisturising properties- avocados are used to make hair shiny and skin soft. It's hard to escape dry hair when you're living under the Malaysia sun. To combat this, add avocados in your hair masks to restore moisture, increase it's shine and enhance hair growth.
To make this hair mask, here's what you need to do:
Voila! The avocado oil acts as a sunscreen both your hair and scalp are protected from the harmful UV rays.
There is a reason why Ariel and her sisters in the Little Mermaid all look young with supple skin and luscious hair. Sea vegetables are packed with iron and phytonutrients. That's why the Japanese are deservingly known to live above their 100's. There are many ways where seaweed can be incorporated in your daily meals. Here are some suggestions :)
Snack on Onigiri
They are easy to make and perfect to throw it in your bag to munch during work or school.
Add spirulina into your smoothie: Spirulina is powdered seaweed and it's a great source for natural proteins. The taste of spirulina in water can be distasteful to some so adding it as an added supplement into your fruit smoothie is a good way to reap those nutritional benefits.
Oats is the most inexpensive superfood you can possibly get your hands on. Protein, magnesium, potassium and anti-oxidants are the main nutrients available when eating oats. Believe it or not, oats is one of the top 10 anti-anxiety food to reduce stress! It should be noted, that food not only plays an important role on one's appearance but it affects how your nervous system operates.Oatmeal promotes serotonin production and this relaxes you. If you eat food that's good for you, you will also feel good! If you're concerned about allergies, fret not oats are gluten free.