Eat antioxidant foods to improve the condition of skin and boost the immune system.
What are antioxidants? They're molecules capable of slowing or preventing the oxidation of other molecules. They protect cells from unstable molecules causing free radical damage. They're the body's best defense by fighting free radicals.
Free radicals are everywhere including: alcohol, tobacco, prescription drugs, pollutants, radioactive material, exhaust fumes, industrial fumes, obesity, stress, harmful chemicals, food additives and oxygen. Our bodies are attacked on a daily basis.
FREE RADICALS AND SKIN
How do free radicals affect the skin? They speed up the skin's aging process by breaking down collagen levels and reducing oxygen levels in cells. If there are not enough antioxidants in the body, free radicals can overcome showing evidence of poor skin conditions, including: wrinkled skin, pre-cancerous or cancerous lesions, sagging skin, discolorations, age spots and other pre-mature, aged, skin conditions.
Eat foods with antioxidants! Foods vary with antioxidant concentration. Find them in colorful fruits and vegetables. Foods with vitamins A, C, E and beta-carotene have high antioxidant concentrations. Selenium, catechin, oleuropein and zinc are good too.
Boosts immune system, assists in skin repair, strengthens blood vessels, reverses skin discolorations, reduces wrinkles and protects against sun damage.
ANTIOXIDANT FOODS (including oils)
Apples, avocado oil, apricots, asparagus, beans, beef, beets, berries, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, corn, dairy products, eggplant, grapefruit, garlic, grape seed oil, green peppers, green tea, kale, kiwi, mangoes, nectarines, nuts, olive leaf oil, onions, oranges, papaya, peaches, plums, prunes, pumpkin, poultry, raisins, red grapes, red peppers, seafood, spinach, snow peas, soy, squash, strawberries, sunflower seeds, sweet potato, tangerines, tea, tomatoes, tuna, whole grains, yellow peppers.
PREPARATION TIP: Eat antioxidant foods, either raw or lightly steamed, for maximum health care benefits. Do not over cook. Eating a daily combination of fruits and vegetables, with antioxidants benefits, can help you live a healthier life.
Looking for homemade skin care tips? Goat milk products are loaded with antioxidants! Goat milk contains vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K! These homemade products are healthful for the skin, hair and scalp!