Free radicals damage skin cells. Antioxidants and phytochemicals help protects our skin cells so there is less damage. For this reason, it is important to eat foods and fruits that have high antioxidant levels in order to keep your skin looking healthy.
Along side with antioxidants, fatty acids are equally important, because they are what help build the skin cells membrane. Fatty acids also work as a filter for any waste products (like chemicals). What you put on your plate is equally, if not more, important than what you put on your skin.
Foods high in fatty acids:
- Brussel sprouts
Foods high in antioxidants:
- Red Berries (strawberries, raspberries, etc.)
- Collard green
Your diet is essential to maintaining your health. From weight, skin, and sodium levels, what you eat is critical. If you feel as if you need a better guidance on what steps to take to maintaining a healthy body, call Dr. Burns at The Bienetre Center. Dr. Burns can help you determine steps to take to enable your body to look and feel its best.