Food & Skin Health
Delicious everyday food choices to help boost the health of your skin!
1)tomatoes - this awesome little red orb contains lycopene - a potent antioxidant which helps to protect the skin from ultraviolet damage
2)carrots - high levels of beta carotene (precursor to Vitamin A) May help decrease oil production in the skin
3)avocados - as if we needed another reason to love them,, They have Vitamin A, D,and E, good fats, and phytonutrients - all antioxidants!
4)olive oil- loaded with polyphenols which act as antioxidants to scavenge those damaging free radicals
5)berries -dig in to blackberries, blueberries, cherries, raspberries, and strawberries! These are loaded with Vit A and C which are powerful antioxidants and supports collagen production. The Vit K may help speed up the healing of bruises
6)Sardines - not the best for your breath, but these little fish nuggets have high levels of omega 3’s to help combat inflammation and the small bones are a rich source of calcium.
7)almonds - rich in Vit E to function as an antioxidant and helps to prevent signs of aging
8)yellow and green peppers - high levels of carotenoids act an antioxidant to decrease sun sensitivity
8)Dark chocolate (greater than 70%) contains flavanols that are potent antioxidants
9)red kidney beans - contains high levels of zinc known for its healing properties
10)pomegranate- loaded with free radical fighting polyphenols
11)kale - the green superstar is loaded with vitamin a functioning as a potent antioxidant and promotes healthy skin cell turnover
12)sunflower oil- supports the skin cell membrane with its high linoleic acid content
13)eggs - the amino acids in this protein rich food serve as basic building blocks for collagen production
14)oranges, strawberries, grapefruit, red pepper- people who eat foods with high levels of vitamin c may have fewer wrinkles and less age related dry skin!
15)walnuts - sprinkle with abandon! These are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which may boost collagen production
16)green tea- the polyphenols contained within is great for inflammation and as an antioxidant
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