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Nutrition Made Easy

Think simple. You know what's healthy and what is not. After you eat something, if it makes you feel sleepy, tired and bloated, chances are it is not very good for you. Fruits and vegetables are good for you. Everything is ok in moderation. Too much sugar or fat is bad for you.

Sounds simple, doesn't it??

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Important Vitamins and Minerals to Maintain Skin Integrity

 

  1. Vitamin A promotes repair and maintenance of skin cells. Foods high in vitamin A include liver, carrots, collard greens, kale, spinach, sweet potatoes, apricots and cantaloupe.

  2. Vitamin C helps reduce free radical damage caused by pollution or too much sun exposure. Foods high in vitamin C include oranges, guava, kale, bell peppers, turnips and broccoli.

  3. Vitamin E helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Foods high in Vitamin E include wheat germ, safflower and sunflower oils, extra virgin olive oil sunflower seeds, flax seeds, almonds, peaches, prunes, spinach and avocados.

  4. Biotin helps maintain skin health. Foods high in biotin include yeast, organ meats, egg yolks, tomatoes, corn, oatmeal, soybeans, peanuts and mushrooms.

  5. Selenium helps maintain overall skin health. Good sources of selenium include seafood, brazil nuts, vegetables and some beef.

  6. Zinc helps maintain skin health and is very important for wound healing. Good sources of zinc include seafood, meat, beans, nuts and dairy products.

  7. Omega Fatty Acids helps keep your skin youthful and healthy. Good sources of omega fatty acids include flaxseed, walnuts, broccoli, kidney beans and salmon.

  8. Water  maintains skin health and flushes out toxins. Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day for good health.

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Top 10 Antioxidant Power Foods

Foods with antioxidants help protect our bodies from stress and are known to block cancer-causing damage as well as delay the effects of many age-related diseases. Here is a list of some “power foods” to incorporate into your everyday meals. Enjoy!

  1. Berries
    - Contains antioxidants believed to enhance brain function

  2. Citrus fruits
    - High in Vitamin C, carotenoids, and flavonoids

  3. Vegetables
    - Orange, yellow, and leafy greens are high in carotenoids, a pigment our body converts to Vitamin A
    - Red vegetables like tomatoes contain lycopene believed to fight cancer and promote heart health
    - Green vegetables are high in anti-cancer compounds like sulforaphane and quercitin

  4. Whole grains
    - Antioxidants and phytochemicals found in the bran and germ of whole grains

  5. Lean Proteins
    - Found in fish, skinless chicken and turkey and low-fat dairy
    - Contains coenzyme Q10 which protects cell membranes

  6. Salmon
    - Contans a high concentration of astaxanthin which is a carotene pigment
    - Contribute to healthy skin and hair

  7. Legumes
    - Includes beans, peas, peanuts, and lentils
    - Contain anthocyanin which is a pigmented antioxidant and contains polyphenols

  8. Nuts and Seeds
    - Walnuts, pecans, pistachios, and almonds are high in antioxidants
    - Sesame seeds are high in phytate antioxidant

  9. Tea
    - Green tea has active antioxidant polyphenols

  10. Extra Virgin Olive oil
    - Contains Vitamin E and antioxidants.

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