Healthy glowing skin is a lot more complicated than we would hope! It requires more help from your diet than just the occasional green tea.
There are so many functions that need to be supported in order for your skin to glow. Skin needs to be able to defend itself against bacteria, UV rays, and pollution. It needs to keep building collagen and elastin fibres, remain hydrated and turn over cells quickly.
To support all of these functions, here are 5 super important nutrients you need for glowing skin...
Vitamin C is the master skin vitamin! As a water soluble vitamin, the body is unable to store much, and it is essential in your diet every single day! It’s an antioxidant, essential for iron absorption and immune function (including fighting off bacteria involved in acne). Collagen formation can’t happen without Vitamin C. Vitamin C is easy to get if you’re consuming a balanced wholefood diet with your 2 fruits and 5 veg daily!
Collagen fibres make up a huge part of the skin matrix and as we age, these fibres break down at a rate faster than we can repair/rebuild them. By including collagen in your diet, you are providing your body with exactly what it needs to build its own collagen – makes sense! Studies have demonstrated that supplementing a healthy diet with collagen can reduce wrinkles and improve hydration and elasticity.
Zinc is an amazing little trace mineral. It helps to protect our cells from UV damage, reduce inflammation, and promote wound healing. Oysters are the best source of zinc, but other foods containing this mineral include meat, legumes and seeds.
Vitamin A is essential for skin health. It helps to regulate the turnover of skin cells, enhances new collagen production and is an essential nutrient for immune function. Foods containing high amounts of Vitamin A include Liver, Salmon, egg yolk, butter and cheese, carrot, pumpkin, broccoli and dark leafy greens.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3s are great for skin, they reduce inflammation and improve acne. Good sources of omega 3s are fatty fish (like salmon or tuna), nuts, seeds and avocado.
You can get all these nutrients and then some by adding Nutra Organics Collagen Beauty into a green smoothie! you will be getting all of these nutrients and then some! Collagen Beauty™ contains VERISOL® Bioactive Collagen Peptides, which specifically target skin. VERISOL® has been proven in multiple clinical trials to improve skin quality by increasing hydration, increasing elasticity and reducing the appearance of wrinkles, as well as strengthening & growing hair and nails.
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