Food Pharmacy

Were you aware the delicious everyday food choices help boost the health of your skin? We took some time to list them out for you! Please save and share- as you never know who this could help!

Tomatoes. These awesome little red orbs contains lycopene, which is a potent antioxidant which helps to protect the skin from ultraviolet damage.

Carrots contain high levels of beta carotene (precursor to Vitamin A), which may help decrease oil production in the skin.

Avocados! As if we needed another reason to love them, #AMIRIGHT? These contain Vitamins A, D & E (aka. the *good fats*) and phytonutrients - all antioxidants!

Olive Oil is loaded with polyphenols, which act as antioxidants to scavenge those damaging free radicals (unstable molecules that can damage the cells in your body).

Berries! We are granting you official permission to dig in to blackberries, blueberries, cherries, raspberries, and strawberries! These little loves are loaded with Vitamin A and C, which are powerful antioxidants that also support collagen production. The Vitamin K may help speed up the healing of bruises.

Sardines. Not the best snack prior to a date, but these little fish nuggets have high levels of omega 3’s to help combat inflammation. Fun fact: the small bones are a rich source of calcium. Again, save these for a night in- or a day alone.
Almonds are rich in Vitamin E, which functions as an antioxidant and helps to prevent premature signs of aging.

Yellow and Green Peppers have high levels of carotenoids act an antioxidant to decrease sun sensitivity!

Dark Chocolate 70%+ contains flavanols that are potent antioxidants.

Red Kidney beans. Chili anyone? These contain high levels of zinc known for its healing properties.

Pomegranate is loaded with free radical fighting polyphenols.

Kale. This green superstar is loaded with Vitamin A, functioning as a potent antioxidant and promotes healthy skin cell turnover.

Sunflower Oil supports the skin cell membrane with its high linoleic acid content.

Eggs. The amino acids in this protein rich food serve as basic building blocks for collagen production.

Oranges, Strawberries, Grapefruit, and Red Peppers, oh my! People who eat foods with high levels of Vitamin C may have fewer wrinkles and less age related dry skin!

Walnuts. Sprinkle with abandon! These are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which may boost collagen production.

Green Tea. The polyphenols contained within this herb is great for inflammation and as an antioxidant.
Happy grocery shopping!
-Heather & Elena.

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