Did you know that smoothies can turn back the clock? That is, if you use natural ingredients.To get the full anti-aging benefits, you should combine fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables combined contain adequate antioxidants and vitamins that work to maintain healthy skin.
A healthy diet containing the following vitamins delay or reverse the aging process:
Vitamin A is used in cosmetics to reduce the look of stretch marks, ward off the appearance of age spots and maintain a healthy balance of skin oil. Red and orange colored foods are rich in vitamin A. So, carrots; cantelope; pumpkin; sweet potato; tomatoes and mangos would be excellent choices of vitamin A. Also, carrots and spinach are sources of beta carotene which is essential to the conversion of vitamin A in the body.
Vitamin B is used in cosmetics to help even out and hydrate the skin. Outside influences such as stress, caffeine, alcohol, food additives and certain medications rob the body of vitamin B. That is why it is important to take B vitamins on a daily basis in addition to eating foods high in Vitamin B. Some foods high in vitamin B include flaxseed; berries; dark green leafy vegetables; chia seeds; egg and almond milk.
Vitamin C helps to rejuvenate the skin and build collagen, a wrinkle-fighting substance. A diet that includes a daily serving of vitamin C aids in repairing damaged skin cells while enhancing collagen production. The result is a fresh and glowing complexion . Citrus and tropical fruits are highest in vitamin C as well as some vegetables. Oranges; strawberries; lemons; spinach; red peppers; kiwi; papaya and pineapple are all rich in vitamin C.
Vitamin E helps to facilitate skin healing as it contains anti-inflammatory properties. It is used in the treatment of acne or eczema. Its hydrating effect is excellent for dry or chapped lips, and it helps prevent scarring. Foods rich in vitamin E are nuts; seeds; avocados and wheat germ oil.
Stay healthy and lovely!