5 Antioxidant-Rich Foods for Better Skin, Nails and Hair

We pick the brains of models day in and day out. We’re constantly prying into their medicine cabinets and kitchen cupboards, trying to uncover their elusive model secrets. We hear a lot about eating clean and avoiding sugar, but rarely do we hear diet tips from a model who also happens to have her degree in nutritional science. That’s exactly what we found in Alicia Rountree. The Mauritian model (she’s got the island hair and bronzed glow to prove it) is also a certified nutritionist and a restaurateur (talk about putting your knowledge into practice, right?), and today she’s sharing her secrets with us.

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Alicia Rountree

The benefits of an antioxidant-rich diet are hardly a secret, but what are antioxidants, and what do they do? Antioxidants help combat damage caused by pollution, stress, and poor diet. Free radicals tend to speed up the ageing process when it comes to our skin, and this is exactly what antioxidants help fight against. While there are numerous substances that can act as antioxidants, vitamins A, C and E are some of the most well known. To help you plan your grocery list accordingly, read on for five antioxidant-rich foods that double up as anti-inflammatories and are also my personal favourites for keeping skin, nails and hair looking healthy.