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Healthy Skin & Body: The Foods You Should be Eating

Although Vine Vera Skincare wants to nurture you on the outside, it’s just as important to nourish your body from the inside to get the beautiful skin you want. Health occurs both on the outside and the inside, so eating the right foods can get you a good base to keep your skin healthy to apply the right moisturizers and cleansers.

Vine Vera reviews ten foods that you should be eating in order to help boost your skin’s best health:

FISH: Tuna, salmon and other kinds of oily fish and shellfish contain Omega-3s, which are the good kind of fatty acids that not only help your heart and joints but also can protect your skin from sun damage that ages it.

GARLIC: This potent herb is great for your heart and is also filled wit Garlic cloves and Citrus Lemon h antioxidants and can kill off bacteria and viruses that can get into your skin. It also increases circulation, which is vital for your skin’s natural glow.

CITRUS: Lemons, oranges and grapefruits all contain Vitamin C, which we know is great for the immune system but also offers plenty of anti-aging skin benefits when consumed, including helping the skin product natural collagen.

EGGS: They’re not only filled with protein, but have plenty of nutrients that help replenish the skin such as B-vitamins. In addition, there are varieties that also contain Omega-3s, the same good kind of fatty acids found in fish. Many of these benefits are in the complete egg, so think twice before tossing the yolk aside.

CHOCOLATE: Ignore what your mom told you about eating too much: Dark chocolate is packed with flavorful, an antioxidant that is crucial for healthy skin. Just be careful about sugar intake with your chocolate, as it can hurt your skin as much as the cocoa can help.

AVOCADOS: Although this creamy fruit once had a bad reputation, this fruit is filled with B-complex vitamins and Omega-3s that provides plenty of moisture — one of the reasons why the oil is so desirable in skincare.

BERRIES: Chock full of a Mixed berries are good with Real yogurt ntioxidants, berries also provide vitamins which fight the free radicals that might age you. Strawberries have more Vitamin C than some citrus fruit while blueberries pack ingredients to ward off free radicals.

YOGURT: Low- and non-fat varieties are packed with proteins, vitamins and probiotics that your body needs to stay healthy, which keeps your immune system running and your skin clear. Don’t limit yourself to yogurt, though – other low- and non-fat dairy products can help your skin, too.

ALMONDS: These are packed with Vitamin E that can protect your skin from UV ray damage and good fats that keep skin cells strong. Other nuts and seeds can also pack Vitamin E and good fats, but be careful to watch your portions, as they can also pack calories.

BEETS: They’re nature’s candy and filled to the brim with Vitamins A and E along with micro minerals that your body needs to reduce toxins.

Vine Vera: Orange Peel Extract on your Skin

Vitamin C Benefits for healthy skin

Vitamin C is one of the essential nutrients your skin needs.

Most of the time you probably just consider an orange peel the impossible force standing between you and a deliciously juicy fruit. However, oranges and other citrus fruits are packed with Vitamin C and other essential nutrients. The benefits of eating oranges and other citrus fruits are well documented. The research behind the use of orange peels in skin care has only just begun, but there is already a growing list of benefits.

So far, citrus peel extract has been connected to helping weight loss and prevent insomnia, gastrointestinal problems and last but certainly not least, skin problems.  The principle component of orange peel and other citrus fruit extracts is d-limonene, which is used as a natural cleanser. How do you know if orange peel extract is present in your skin care products? It’s simple: The citrus scent is an automatic giveaway.

The extract can be taken as a supplement or added to skin care formulas as an essential oil. This essential oil plays two major defense positions when it comes to your skin’s health. One is that it is a powerful antioxidant to remove toxins from your skin. Second is that it can reduce acne.

Beneficial Antioxidants for the Skin

The praises of antioxidants cannot be sung loud enough. The food and skin care industries are rushing to find new sources of natural antioxidants and effectively incorporate them into their products.  It is well known that antioxidants can be found in a variety of fruits, including citrus.  But recent data from “Food and Chemical Toxicology” concludes that there are more antioxidant properties in the extracts of citrus fruit peels than in the fruit and the fruit juices themselves.

Combating Free Radicals

Free radicals attacking stable molecules

Free radicals stealing molecules’ electrons

In order to understand the significance of this for the skin care community, you first have to understand exactly what antioxidants do for the body. To do that, we need to first talk about free radicals. Free radicals come from a variety of sources: the body itself, ultraviolet light, pollution and cigarette smoke, among other things. Free radicals are atoms looking for additional electrons, and sometimes steal them from your regular cells’ outer shells, making them unstable. Small amounts of free radicals are necessary, but large quantities can quickly become a problem and will continue to replicate this pattern throughout the body.

Free radical damage can become so bad that it can actually alter DNA codes and cause oxidation. Think about what happens to a cut apple once it has been left out in the open air for a while. This is an example of oxidation and it is what happens in your body when free radicals are allowed to multiply unchecked.  And multiply is exactly what they do.

As you can see, things can get out of hand fairly quickly. Antioxidants found in orange peels can combat free radicals. Antioxidants are able to lose electrons without becoming unstable. This allows them to lend an electron to a free radical without becoming a free radical itself. And orange peel extract is filled with plenty of them.

Free radicals can cause the skin to age prematurely. To keep this from happening, stay away from free radical causing stimuli like ultraviolet light and cigarette smoke. You can also utilize Vine Vera products that are specially infused with citrus peel extracts, such as the Resveratrol Zinfandel Skin Tone Correcting Serum, and see the amazing results that come when skincare products contain this powerful extract.