5 Foods That Help Heal and Maintain Healthy Skin
Let’s face it, there are times that we become so preoccupied with the daily challenges of life we sometimes don’t do what’s best for our health. But when it comes to staying fit and eating right, it doesn’t always have to be a challenge. Yes, it can seem a bit overwhelming. Between career and home life, who has time to figure out all the nuances of what is best for an overall healthy diet, particularly one that focuses on skin? Fortunately we’re here to let you know there are some simple steps that you can take. As always, balance and moderation are the watchwords when it comes to any dietary initiatives. Below you find a short list of 5 great tasty foods that are easy to prepare and integrate into your current diet. Each one of these foods is versatile and allows for a wide range of integration into various recipies and has the added bonus of tasting great!
Raspberries contain ellagic acid, an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties that helps prevent red inflamed skin. Keep your skin looking vibrant and clear by generously tossing sweet and tart berries on top of your yogurt or morning cereal.
Tomatoes are rich in the antioxidant Lycopene, a carotenoid pigment that gives them their rosy red color. Studies have shown that a diet rich in lycopene can help protect the skin by as much as 33 percent – reason enough to plop a big juicy tomato slice or two on your next burger or sandwich! Or have yourself some tomato juice with breakfast or lunch instead of that same old something.
Kale is a hot super food rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C and calcium. Kale’s high content of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, makes it an especially good food for fighting premature aging due to UV damage. Plus, there are 45 different flavonoids in kale, all of which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. A great way to enjoy kale – DIY kale chips baked with a bit of oil and freshly ground pepper.
Artichokes are delicious all kinds of ways – steamed and sautéed, eaten whole, chopped into salads, blended as a dip, and more. Artichokes contain several antioxidants including quercetin, anthocyanin and silymarin, which have been shown to help reduce the proliferation of cancer cells. Another perk: artichokes are high in fiber that helps detox your body for clearer skin.
Green tea contains antioxidants called polyphenols, which fight free radicals and help cleanse your system – giving you more radiant skin. Summer tip: Take a break from your ordinary iced tea and give iced green tea a try.
So there you have it, 5 great foods that will help you on your way to healthy and vibrant skin. Remember, athough these foods will help, it’s important to have a complete regimen for skin health. This should include a cleaning and moisturizing step with proven products like Duplicell P199, Duplicell F199 and Duplicell Facial Tonic Balancing Toner, and a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Don’t forget to get enough rest and drink plenty of water.
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