NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – If you’re hitting the grocery store this weekend, there are some foods you may want to add to your list that can boost your beauty.
If you’re graying a little early, it could be a lack of copper. To fight it, dietician Carolyn Brown advises going from some shitake mushrooms.READ MORE: New Video Shows Suspected Gunman, Car Used To Flee Scene Of Deadly Bronx Double Shooting
“Shitake mushrooms are one of the highest sources of copper, which is crucial for pigment,” she said. “If you’re going salt and pepper a bit too early, it will definitely help.”
As CBS2’s Cindy Hsu reported, you can also try shitake tea, which can boost your immune system and energy.
If you’ve spent too much time in the sun and have damaged your skin, sea buckthorn berries contain omega-7, which can help repair skin and boost collagen production.
If you have weak nails and need help with hair growth, eat some eggs—the yolk contains biotin.
For itchy, dry skin, try turmeric. The brightly-colored spice can be added into tea or food; about an eighth of a teaspoon per day is a good amount. It also is a good anti-inflammatory and helps sore muscles.READ MORE: Gov. Hochul: No Known Cases Of New COVID Variant 'Omicron' In New York
“Cod liver oil is a great source of Omega-3’s and so are chia seeds and walnuts if you’re not on the fish bandwagon and omega-3’s really help with cell rejuvenation and are going to keep that skin looking plump and very hydrated this time of year,” Brown said.
Brown said sunflower seeds are a hidden gem for getting rid of belly fat.
“They have a fat in them that specifically targets that tummy area,” she said.
But make sure to go for unsalted sunflower seeds or sunflower butter and oil.
It seems like a lot of the super foods can come and go, but the one thing experts agree on is drink lots of water, at least eight cups a dayMORE NEWS: New York Weather: CBS2's 11/27 Saturday Morning Update
As far as the big beauty buster, experts say sugar is the big thing you want to cut down on.