Super Skin Foods : We Are What We Eat

Posted by Marianne Welch on

Discover the skin-boosting benefits of our Super Skin Foods.

Super Skin Food - 'The Oranges'
Think… Sweet potato, carrots, butternut squash, cantaloupe melon, pumpkin

Orange fruit & veggies are rich in beta-carotene, a carotenoid compound which gives them their orange hue. A powerful antioxidant, Beta-carotene is converted to Vitamin A by our bodies to support a healthy immune system as well as regenerating and regulating skin cell production.

Beta-carotene is a fat-soluble pigment, so to get the most from your orange fruits and veggies try eating alongside skin-soothing healthy fats such as olive oil, avocado and nuts.

 

Super Skin Food - 'The Greens'
Think… Kale, spinach, broccoli, rocket, watercress, parsley.....
Green fruit & veges are full of Vitamin A, C and E as well as important nutrients including iron and zinc. Most greens have a ‘super food’ status because they are so nutritionally dense and are packed with antioxidants, which help protect your body from free radical damage while also boosting your immune system.
 
Green foods are also packed with chlorophyll - a detoxifying, cell regenerating and anti-inflammatory wonder proven to aid fundamental functions like circulation and digestion.
Super Skin Foods  - The Reds 
Think… Beetroot, tomatoes, peppers, pomegranate, strawberries, cranberries
Red fruits and veggies are great sources of the carotenoid compound lycopene. This super-antioxidant does everything from fighting heart disease to decreasing the risk of strokes.

Our bodies can actually absorb more lycopene in its cooked form – cooked tomatoes are one of its richest sources which makes them a great source during winter when fresh tomatoes are out of season.

Red fruits including strawberries and cherries are also great sources of collagen boosting Vitamin-C.  


Cranberries are high in Vitamins C, K and E and also packed with powerful antioxidants. These little berries also contain the natural anti-histamine quercetin which has anti-inflammatory properties.
Super Skin Food - 'The Purples'
Think… Aubergine, blackberries, purple cabbage, plums, blueberries
Purple and blue hued foods are rich sources of the antioxidant Anthocyanin, which has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.  Anti-inflammatory foods are a great addition to any diet, but particularly good for those who suffer from inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, eczema, rosacea and urticaria.

Super Skin Foods - "The A Team"


Alfalfa Sprouts : Small but mighty, each sprout is absolutely packed with amazing, skin-clearing nutrients such as calcium, folic acid, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, sodium and zinc among others, as well as supplying a full range of vitamins A, B complex, C, E and K.

Avocado : Delicious avocado is also full of skin and health benefits.  Avocado is packed with Vitamins A, D and E, healthy fats, anti-inflammatory properties and beneficial carotenoids.
Super Skin Food: Nuts

Nuts are a full or protein, fibre and are great source of Essential Fatty Acids or Omegas.
Omegas help do a number of jobs in the body, from regulating blood sugar to supporting the immune system, maintaining muscle mass, increasing energy levels, improving skin radiance and reducing body fat.  
Almonds are full of essential minerals and vitamins and help to regulate blood sugar. They’re exceptionally high in Vitamin E, which encourages collagen production and skin cell renewal, helping to keep skin plump and healthy. They are also a good source of calcium.
Brazil Nuts are one of the best sources of the antioxidant selenium, which is responsible for skin elasticity.  Snacking on just 3-4 Brazil nuts a day provides adequate selenium intake for most people.

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