For years your mother told you that “you are what you eat” and turns out she was very right (probably not just about this).
Your body and it’s largest organ (your skin) function from the fuel that you put in your mouth. The skin needs countless ingredients to replenish what is lost on a daily basis and to nourish it through antiaging processes.
ANTIOXIDANTS one of the most essentials ingredients your skin needs for antiaging. Antioxidants slow or stop free radicals from attacking healthy cells through as process called oxidation. Oxidation of the cells is one of the most detrimental processes in aging skin. Many dermatologists believe it can play a role in some skin cancers.
- Berries; Most berries possess antioxidants but blueberries, goji berries and cranberries are among the most beneficial for the skin.
- Dark chocolate YUMMMMM!
- Red Wine BONUS!! Red wine contains resveratrol which firms and lifts the skin. Scientists believe that resveratrol is most beneficial by consuming it so.. cheers!!!
- Beans dried red beans, dried kidney beans and pinto beans are among the ones with the largest antioxidant content.
ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS known as “the good fats” help keep the skin hydrated to plump and firm the tissue. Can also act as an anti-inflammatory to sooth skins with rosacea or acne.
- Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids
- Flax seeds, walnuts, dark leefy greens all contain alpha-linolenic acid
- Avocados contain oleic acid which helps to regenerate damaged cells .
LYCOPENE an ingredient known to increase the bodies natural SPF from the inside
- Tomatoes (probably the most famous for this ingredient)
- Guava,watermelon, papaya, grapefruit, sweet red peppers, asparagus, purple cabbage, mangos, and carrots
Water although probably the least exciting ingredient on here it is of tremendous importance. Since our bodies are anywhere from 50-75% water we must replenish what is lost during everyday. Skin functions slow with lack of water not to mention all of the toxins that back up in the body without flushing them out causing negative reactions in the skin.
If plain water is boring add some lemon or orange peel to your glass and then…
EAT IT!! (yep, I know it sounds gross)
A University of Arizona study stated that people who ate these had 33% decreased risk of squamous cell carcinoma.