Minerals 4 Beauty: SILICON

June 24, 2011

What beauty mineral can prevent bone deformities, brittle nails, thinning of hair, and help maintain glowing skin? Silicon is one of most powerful and interesting minerals because it has transformative properties. If you are looking to perfect your personal physical appearance, many believe that consuming silicon-rich foods can help you do just that.

Silicon is present and working all over our bodies in  blood vessels, muscles, nails, skin, etc. The highest concentrations of silicon are found in our hair and nails.  It is also present in parts of the body where there is active growth. Silicon rich diets help to increase bone density, and prevent cavities and bleeding gums.  If your diet is in need of a silicon boost or if you have a silicon deficiency you may experience brittle  nails and hair, dental cavities, weak tendons and ligaments, and lackluster skin quality to name a few. If you are a vegan or at least a “whole foodist” the good news is that diets high in whole grains, vegetables, and fruits are most likely to ensure an adequate supply of silicon to keep your body healthy. Many people on diets consisting of refined and processed foods are silicon deficient and don’t even know it! I’ll be back on Monday and will share my recipe for The Ultimate Beauty Salad, which is full of veggies that supply beauty minerals. -XoXo Raw Girl

Here’s a partial list from David Wolfe’s book “Eating for Beauty,” of silicon-rich foods with a few extras added for good measure:

  • Horsetail
  • Hemp Leaves
  • Nettles
  • Mature blades of grass (in superfood powders)
  • Alfalfa
  • Radish
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Burdock Root
  • Cucumbers (in skin)
  • Bell Peppers (in skin)
  • Tomatoes (in skin)
  • Oats (steel cut oatmeal is best)
  • Raw Cabbage
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Cherries

One comment

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