Healthy eating is critical to stay in shape and have a nice body, but the reality is that there are much greater benefits in picking the right foods for our body… more than the scale can tell!
Today we will focus on fruits that are great for your skin, especially those that contain vitamin C. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends eating fruit each day, 1.5 cups for women or 2 cups for men.
There is not a secret that including Vitamin C in our diets is highly beneficial for our body but what does it mean for our skin?
Experts said Vitamin C is one of the safest and most effective nutrients. It is known mostly for helping prevent more serious complications associated with the common cold. There are other benefits of vitamin C like protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and skin wrinkling. Yes! Skin wrinkling.
There are many ways to get the needed Vitamin C in your diet. Today we will focus on the 3 best fruits for your skin.
Whether fresh or frozen, strawberries are a popular fruit and they also pack a healthy punch.
Strawberries have more anti-aging vitamin C per serving than oranges or grapefruit. Vitamin C fights free radicals, which damage cells and break down collagen, leading to fine lines. A research article published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that people who eat foods rich in vitamin C have fewer wrinkles and less age-related dry skin than those who don’t.
Apples benefit your health by boosting your intake of vitamin C, or ascorbic acid. Vitamin C also helps you make collagen, a protein found abundantly in your skin. Collagen is a crucial structural component of skin and helps maintain your skin’s waterproof barrier. Low collagen production caused by vitamin C deficiency affects your skin, leading to a re-opening of old wounds and skin tearing. A large apple contains 10.3 milligrams of vitamin C, 14 percent of the daily vitamin C requirements for women, according to the Linus Pauling Institute, or 11 percent for men.
You can’t turn the clock back but you may be able to slow it down. Kiwi is a major source of antioxidants which delay the effects of aging throughout the body. Antioxidants neutralize the free radicals that can damage healthy cells and hasten the process of degeneration, including changes in skin thickness, elasticity and firmness. You should get your antioxidants from food sources like kiwi which have a complex mix of vitamins C, E, lycopene and other substances that fight free radicals.
These are just 3 of the many fruits that benefit our skin, stay tuned to learn more about the benefits of a healthy diet!