Having glowing skin, good teeth and nails, and thick glossy hair all sounds pretty good, doesn't it? Well, it might be easier than you think. There's a natural ingredient, silica, that works miracles on your body if you get a good amount into your system. It's an essential ingredient that helps connective tissue, like muscles, tendons, hair, nails, cartilage and bones, stay healthy and strong. That's right, this magic mineral will make you look good on the outside and feel good on the inside.
So where do we find this miracle ingredient? It turns out that silica hangs out in a lot of foods we already know and love, making the road to feeling and looking good an easy one. Next time you're at the grocery store, be sure to jot down the below foods on the shopping list and reap the benefits of a beautiful new diet.
Strawberries, mango, apples and oranges all contain silica. Keep this in mind when you're having a snack, making a refreshing smoothie or adding fruit to your morning cereal. Feel free to add honey too, it's also silica-rich!
Look at that, you don't even have to give up seafood and have an easy fix for protein.
Silica is also found in natural waters (around 5-25 mg), but if you're looking to up the ante, try nakd water which has a whopping 93.4 mg in every litre.
Don't forget to include the following when you make your next salad, dinner side or vegetable soup: cucumber, celery, asparagus, rhubarb, green beans, raw cabbage, carrots, leeks and pumpkin.
Grains and Nuts
Nut lovers rejoice! Silica is found in almonds, which make a great healthy snack between meals. Oats also have an outstanding silica level.