You want your children to be properly nourished, but they may not think about the importance of healthy eating. Tell them nutrients affect how their cells grow which directly benefit their skin, hair and nails. In other words, looking handsome and pretty on the outside is linked to what your kids put inside.

When they groan about eating their veggies, tell them that the vitamin A in yellow and orange vegetables such as a sweet potato and cantaloupe fights off acne. The leafy green veggies have vitamin A, too, which also prevents plugged hair follicles.

Keep skin inflammations to a minimum by getting Omega–3 fatty acids found in salmon, tuna, walnuts and olive oil combat skin inflammations. The biotin in foods like egg yolks, peanuts and sesame seeds promotes strong hair and nails.

When your beauty-conscious kids grasp how that side of squash will help with skin cell renewal, it just might not taste so bad after all.

Source: American Dietetic Association and Better Homes and Gardens

Content provided by Oakland University


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