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You are what you eat!

You are what you eat!

What you eat may not define you but it can certainly affect how you look especially how your skin looks.

You’ve heard it all before. Eat a well balanced diet & drink plenty of water. But what does it all mean. A well balanced diet has an adequate amount of:

  • Lean protein,
  • Healthy carbs (whole grains), and
  • Fruits & veggies (antiox & phytonutrients)

Fruits & veggies are especially important in protecting the skin & providing a healthy glow. The few of the important nutrients, their effects & the fruits & veggies they are found in are listed below.

Nutrient:

Found in:

Role:

Vitamin A

-Low fat dairy

-Dark green

-Yellow /orange fruits & veggies

-Maintenance & Repair of skin

-Thickens skin

-Improves elasticity of skin

Vitamin C

Citrus fruits, melons, berries, broccoli, pepper & tomatoes

-A water soluble antiox

-Reduces oxidation & free radical damage

-Strengthens capillaries improving skin color/tone

-Stimulates collagen = firm, tone skin

Vitamin E

Nuts, seeds, healthy oils, wheat grain, whole grains, spinach

A lipid soluble antiox that works synergistically with Vitamin C to remove free radicals.

Selenium

Whole grains, seafood, garlic, eggs

Protective from skin cancer

Omega 3’s

Salmon, sardines, trout, seafood, flax, canola oil, olive oil, walnuts

-Decrease inflammation

-Prevent white & black heads & dry skin

Fluids are also very important in maintaining healthy-looking skin. Although there is no scientific data to support eight glasses of water per day, it is still a good rule of thumb. Green tea is also excellent because of its antioxidant & anti-inflammatory properties. It also may decrease risk of cancer.

Simply defined, aging occurs as our natural repair system becomes less efficient. There is a constant cycle of breakdown & repair. As we age, our repair mechanisms are slowed down or destroyed.
Anti-aging is a way to slow down the aging process. Proper nutrition is the important for the anti-aging battle. However, nutrition alone cannot give us beautiful, healthy skin. Topical applications of some of the same Vitamins are also needed. Some of the most important topical vitamins are:
Topical Vitamin A- increases collagen formation.
Topical Vitamin C – must be effectively absorbed to work. Topical Vitamin E –works best when combined with Vitamin C

Topical Vitamin A, C, and E can be found in a couple of our top selling products. Nü 2’s Re-Nü Milk Lotion improves the appearance of dark circles, around the eyes, puffiness, lines and wrinkles. It contains retinol, anti-oxidants, skin lipids, and amino acids. It was uniquely formulated at room temperature to eliminate degradation of retinol, amino acids, etc. Heat free process eliminates degradation of this product. Our Super C 20% Vitamin C Serum protects skin cells from UV-related damage (free radicals), improves the appearance of sun-damaged skin, strengthens skin’s barrier response, reduces inflammation, promotes collagen production, enhances effectiveness of peels and microdermabrasion, lessens hyperpigmentation, and boots the efficiency of sunscreen actives. It is formulated with Vitamin E to improve the efficacy of Vitamin C.

Therefore the answer to healthy, glowing skin is to eat a balanced diet high in fruits & veggies & Omega 3. Drink plenty of fluids & augment with good skin products & protect with sunscreen.

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