Antioxidants are necessary nutrients – vitamins, minerals, and enzymes – that can help prevent and repair damage to your body’s tissues. This is done by slowing down or preventing the damaging effects of free radicals. Antioxidants can be found in various fruits and vegetables (raw is best, as the nutrients stay alive and are not cooked out). This works well with our DHEA (a naturally occurring hormone in the body, that when in balance, may provide health benefits such as weight loss, muscle growth, support immunity, promote anti-ageing, cell rejuvenation, and can help reverse cortisol level imbalance). This can all help protect your skin’s elasticity and keep it healthy.
These are some of the foods that are high in antioxidants and keep your skin cells rejuvenated:
- Blueberries: Eating this sweet treat increases circulation, resulting in glowing skin.
- Walnuts: Their oils protect skin from environmental hazards and boost skin’s elasticity. Walnuts are also the only seeds that contain the 3 Essential Fatty Acids that protect the arteries (20% oleic acid, 60% linoleic acid, 12-14% linolenic acid).
- A recent study, conducted on 26,000 people who ate walnuts 5 times a week, showed a 50% reduction in the rate of heart attacks.
- Spinach: This water-rich vegetable attacks blemishes and hydrates skin from the inside out.
- Strawberries: This bold berry is rich in collagen-firming Vitamin C.
- Kiwi: This fuzzy fruit serves up skin-smoothing Vitamin E and even help banish blemishes.
- Oranges: Citrus-rich fruits speed up cellular regeneration thus enhancing radiance.
I think we made ourselves a powerhouse salad! Combine these together and make yourself a beautiful antioxidant meal and get iHEALTHe®!
Wishing you always the best in health,