If you want naturally beautiful, tight and glowing skin, you need to know about these foods!
1. Goji Berries
Goji berries are an antioxidant powerhouse! Because they are one of the most nutritionally dense foods on earth, they have exploded in popularity! Which is why you now find them added to everything –smoothies, trail mix, yogurt, oatmeal, and even candy (chocolate covered goji berries, anyone?).
These little berries contain a staggering concentration of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, phytochemicals and essential fatty acids. And because of these crazy levels of nutrients, it is not surprising that one of their main health benefits is age defying skin! Per weight, these berries have more vitamin C than an orange and more Vitamin A than carrots. But combine those with the high levels of Vitamin E, B Vitamins, essential fatty acids, polysaccharides, 21 different minerals and 18 amino acids – it is impossible for these not to improve your health!
An interesting research study found that when elderly participants were given a daily dose of these powerhouse berries for 3 weeks, they experienced dramatic improvement in immune function as well as spirit and optimism. They are good for your skin, body, and mind!
2. Aloe Vera
Forget Botox, all you need is Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera is part of the succulent plant family and has incredible properties for your skin! This plant can increase collagen production 100% for a youthful, wrinkle-free complexion and plump, beautiful skin. It works better than Botox and it is all natural! Even the ancient Egyptians knew about the benefits when they called it “the plant of immortality.”
In order to get to the real nutrients, you can peel back the leaves of the plant to expose the inner gel. This gooey substance contains 200 active compounds and over 75 nutrients – clearly too many to list in this email. Aloe Vera is also one of the only few plant sources of B Vitamins, something we all need daily. So what makes this an anti-aging substance? The gel has anti-inflammatory plant steroids and enzymes that are known to prevent acne, moisturize skin, erase stretch marks (yes we even have those on our faces), tighten up the elasticity in our skin, and promote the production of collagen. And beyond our skin, Aloe Vera also aids in digestion and elimination and boosts the immune system.
So how do you reap the benefits of this succulent succulent? Aloe can be eaten or applied directly to the skin. You can order large Aloe Vera leaves and store them in the refrigerator. Just break the leaf, scrape out the inside gel and add to a fruit smoothie or yogurt. But be careful to avoid consuming the outside of the leaf which can be a strong laxative.
We always hear about avocados being healthy for us because they are “the good kind of fat.” But did you know that these are beneficial for more than just our diet? Avocados can have great impacts on our health and are one of the best anti aging foods!
Avocados contain high levels of Vitamin E, antioxidant carotenoids and the master antioxidant:gluthathione, a powerful anti-carcinogenic agent. These power nutrients help eliminate toxins from our body leading to clearer skin and healthier immune function. Gluthathione is one of the newest researched antioxidants and up-and-coming data are showing great potentials for avocados in fighting cancers, heart disease, memory loss, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, eczema, liver disease and metal poisonings. That sure gives us enough reasons to start eating more avocados.
And if you aren’t a fan of guacamole, you don’t even have to eat these delicacies to benefit from them. Avocados are highly absorbable meaning you can put it directly on your skin for immediate smoothening and softening.
Chlorella is a type of algae that grows in fresh water. It is used in many supplements and medicines because of its incredible health properties. Chlorella contains more chlorophyll per gram than any other plant. It abounds in vitamins and minerals, but the most impactful property of the algae is the high levels of nucleic acids RNA and DNA. These nucleic acids control our cellular function and can rejuvenate our skin.
Our bodies naturally produce nucleic acids, but our production declines as we age. The nucleic acids not only promote rejuvenated skin, but help to eliminate toxins and avoid disease. Some early research is showing that chlorella can even have an impact on increasing life spans. So add this supplement to your diet for healthier skin, better immune function, and life longevity.
5. Bee Pollen
Bee pollen is another substance with high levels of nucleic acids RNA and DNA. These acids have natural antibiotic effects and are powerful in reducing acne and treating skin conditions. Swedish dermatologist. Dr. Lars-Erik Essen uses bee pollen regularly and reports that it prevents the premature aging of cells and stimulates the growth of new skin tissues. It protects against dehydration and can inject new life into dry cells.
Bee pollen also has a host of other powerful attributes including fighting infections, lowering cholesterol, strengthening the blood, boosting the immune system, increasing physical strength and stamina, reducing dietary cravings or addictions and enhancing libido! Bee pollen contains nearly all nutrients required by humans and is referred to as the “complete superfood.”
Bee pollen can be difficult to harvest and is not something that can be made in a laboratory. One teaspoon of bee pollen contains over 2.5 billion grains of flower pollen!
6. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is known around the world for its edible oil and hair tonics, but it is also a powerful anti aging food. The coconut oil protects against free radicals and the high levels of Vitamin E are essential for healthy skin growth and repair. Above all, this oil prevents premature aging through it antioxidant properties. In addition to skin benefits, coconut oil speeds up your metabolism and can actually help you lose weight. It also contains lauric acid, an anti-microbial fatty acid that kills bacteria, viruses and fungi. It has too many health benefits to even share here! Taken internally or externally, coconut oil is a great (and affordable) ally for any beauty skin-care regime.
So if you want youthful, clear, and glowing skin – skip the over the counter junk and start using these powerful, natural agents.
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