This is essential for keeping your skin young…
August 8, 2017 By Billy
The buzz about what can keep our skin looking youthful is on the rise. But it’s most often sought after via the use of topical skin products. It’s often forgotten that most importantly it’s about eating the right foods. I can assure you, nurturing the skin from the inside far outweighs smearing creams all over ourselves that are comprised of bizarre sounding ingredients. Are you wishing to minimize wrinkles? Or reduce acne? Well good news. The best remedies are right in the produce section at your local natural food store. Yup, raw fruits and vegetables!
So what foods are the most effective? There are many foods that are supportive of the skin, but the most important are foods high in antioxidants. Why? Because the primary causes of wrinkles are free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that travel rapidly through the body leaving wear and tear in their path. The chain reaction is the free radicals cause inflammation below the surface of the skin. This inflammation essentially blocks nutrient-rich blood that would otherwise come to the rescue to perform its everyday repair work.
The big picture here is to eliminate the root cause – free radicals. How antioxidants perform this vital role is by lending electrons, making the free radicals complete and healthy molecules once again.
So let’s go for the high-antioxidant foods! There are many types of antioxidants but the most important for elimination of free radicals are Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Beta-carotene.
Vitamin C is the powerhouse antioxidant that provides far more than just support to the immune system! This antioxidant is where superfoods like camu-camu berry and acerola cherry can play an outstanding role. Other well-known foods include oranges, grapefruit, kale, broccoli, red and green peppers, and strawberries.
For Vitamin E, excellent sources include almonds (number one), spinach, sweet potato, avocado, sunflower seeds, butternut squash, olive oil, and cotton candy (just kidding).
Beta carotene is also abundant in the produce section. The best sources include sweet potato, carrots, peas, squash, all dark leafy greens, broccoli, and red peppers. Sound familiar?
The good news is these are widely available foods. Need some recipe ideas? Well preparing such foods is my expertise! And the criteria for all of my recipes is they’re easy and a joy for the taste buds. Here you go: www.infinitygreens.com/recipes/
Give em a try!
Naturally the other side of the equation for keeping yourself shining with youth and vitality is to remove foods from your diet that cause the inflammation in the first place – foods that interfere with antioxidants working their magic. Know what they are? Yup, you guessed it – processed sugar, fried food, and too much animal protein. These are the biggest culprits. Of course these are just a few, and we will single out more of these ‘wear and tear’ foods, as well as the solutions, in my new book. See below!
One more note – I mentioned in the beginning how we can get caught up with what to put on our skin. Want a good anti-aging skin-care product? Try olive oil, high in that vitamin E – a superior upgrade from other skin ‘sort of care’ products. The key is the way in which you apply it. In the shower, rub about a tablespoon of olive oil all over your body, head to toe. Rinse for another minute, and then towel dry. Your skin won’t feel oily when done this way. It’s hand down the best topical skin-care product out there.
I hope you will bring this information into your lifestyle. I am so very confident it will make a big difference – no, not a subtle one!
Please share this information with your friends and family. Spreading the word about our health and vitality is something we all need to work on together!
Yours truly and at your service always,