The Benefits of Antioxidants for Glowing Skin
Glow from the inside out with antioxidants. Antioxidants work in the body by protecting against the most common diseases related to oxidative stress, such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, inflammation, and neurodegenerative diseases.
When it comes glowing skin, antioxidants are essential for fighting signs of ageing, reducing oxidative stress, and strengthening the skin’s barrier helping to reduce inflammation. It’s important to make sure you’re consuming antioxidants in your diet. Not only will this help keep your skin healthy and radiant, but it will also help protect you from disease.
The foods you eat can significantly affect the health and aging of the skin. Say hello to beautiful glowing skin with these antioxidants and their skin-loving foods:
Vitamin A: an essential vitamin responsible for good vision, regulated immune system, reproduction, and stimulate collagen production. Vitamin A is converted from a compound called carotenoids. Carotenoids help neutralize harmful free radicles before they can do damage to the cell structure. Get your daily dose of vitamin A by incorporating carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, spinach, cantaloupe, greens, and kale into your diet.
Vitamin C: one of the most important antioxidants. It helps protect cells from damage caused by free radicals, and it also helps your body produce collagen. Foods high in vitamin C include citrus fruits, bell peppers, strawberries tomatoes, and mangos.
Vitamin E: a vitamin compound also known as tocopherol that protects the skin through its antioxidant properties. Vitamin E plays important roles in preventing UV-induced free radical damage, helping improve barrier function, promoting skin hydration, and reducing inflammation. Sources include nuts, seeds, pumpkin, beet greens, and avocado.
Flavonoids: one of the largest groups of phytonutrients. This compound is rich in antioxidant properties contributing to mental health, longevity, and contains anti-aging benefits to the skin. Sources include berries, red cabbage, onions, parsley, cacao, and green tea.
Glutathione: Aka the “master antioxidant”. Glutathione is crucial for neutralize oxidative stress from free radicals, detoxification, mitochondrial function, and healthy aging. Foods that may help increase glutathione levels include turmeric, okra, asparagus, oranges, spinach, and avocado.
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Here are some of our favourite antioxidant boosting recipes: