According to the American Chemical Society, strawberries are the best fruit for your skin. The ACS compared the antioxidant activities of twelve common fruits via ORAC score, and the results were the following:
- 1. Strawberry
- 2. Plum
- 3. Orange
- 4. Red grape
- 5. Kiwi fruit
- 6. Pink grapefruit
- 7. White grape
- 8. Banana
- 9. Apple
- 10. Tomato
- 11. Pear
- 12. Honeydew melon
More Good Foods That are Great for Your Skin
Water. The number one thing that you can put into your body if you want great-looking skin is water. The more water you drink, the more you flush all of the other stuff out of your body and the healthier your skin is going to look.
Green tea. When you’re not drinking water, you should be drinking green tea. It has many, many different health benefits including benefits for the skin. You can drink it cold or warm. Avoid adding sugar or milk to it if you want the best benefits for your skin.
Berries. Strawberries, blueberries and blackberries are all berries that are also rich in antioxidants. Eat them alone, toss them in cereal or add them to the sides of other dishes to increase the healthiness of your skin all throughout the day.
Sweet potatoes. This is a vegetable alternative to the cantaloupe and tomato options that you may want to try to get those free radicals flowing healthfully throughout your body and fighting off skin problems.
Broccoli. This is a great vegetable that has many different health benefits which is why you’re always hearing that you should “eat your broccoli”. One of the things it contains a whole lot of is Vitamin A, a vitamin that is great at improving the turnover of cells in the skin. This means that when you eat broccoli, your skin gets renewed more quickly and the freshest (nicest looking) skin is on top where everyone you meet can see it.
Spinach. This food doesn’t just make you strong like Popeye. It’s also rich in the same Vitamin A properties that broccoli has so it’s good for your skin as well. You never saw Popeye looking like he had dry, aged skin did you?!
Carrots. If you want to get your Vitamin A but you aren’t that big of a fan of leafy green vegetables then you may want to turn to carrots to improve your skin with this vitamin.
Walnuts. These are yet another option that you can choose in addition to flax seeds or fish dishes if you want to improve your skin with those essential fatty acids.
Grapefruit. This food is really rich in Vitamin C. Vitamin C is great for people concerned about skin problems because it delays or reduces wrinkles.
Oranges. Just like with grapefruits, these are great for the skin because they are so rich in Vitamin C.
Brussel Sprouts. Most people think that you have to eat citrus fruits to get Vitamin C but there are a few vegetables out there that have it as well. Brussel sprouts are a good one for the skin. Peas are another option.
Whole wheat. Another ingredient in some foods that is really good for your skin is selenium. This is found in whole wheat cereals, breads and baked goods. This improves the skin at a cellular level and keeps you looking young and beautiful.
Just forget that damn last one!
And do not forget to Take a piece of the inside of the banana peel and gently rub around on your teeth for about 2 minutes.The amazing minerals in the peel like potassium, magnesium and manganese absorb into your teeth and whiten them.
i always add it to my green smoothies
pleasure is mine Sandi.
Love it ! VERY helpful infos Daphne !! Thanks much for posting !!
Glad u like them hon,each day I learn new stuff the info are endless and priceless
The boost in detoxifying enzymes triggered by cruciferous vegetable consumption may last for weeks!
Garlic and flavonoid phytonutrients found in fruits, vegetables, greens, and grains appear to protect against DNA damage induced by mutagenic chemicals found in cooked meat.
Are you a soda/coffee/tea drinker who's looking for a quick and easy way to brighten up those used-to-be pearly whites? Look no further.
The magical ingredient in this DIY beauty blend is strawberry. Strawberries contain malic aid which helps remove tooth discoloration. Mix a mashed berry with a little baking soda and―Bam!—you've got yourself a natural tooth whitener!
This concoction is cruelty-free, cheap, and super-easy to whip up. Try it, and let us know how it worked for you!
- In a cup or glass, mash the strawberry and add the baking soda. Mix.
- Apply the mixture to your teeth with a toothbrush. Leave on for about 5 minutes.
- Brush your teeth with your favorite Cruelty Free toothpaste and rinse.
Voilà! Enjoy your newly white teeth. Now that's something worth smiling about!
This post was modified from its original form on 03 Feb, 5:42
Noted thank-You for A;l The Yummmie Recipes and all the tips as well Daph D
• Tomatoes: Lycopene is the phytonutrient that gives tomatoes their red coloring. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant. Research shows that women with the highest intake of tomato-based foods have greater protection against heart disease. Tomatoes are also a good source of potassium and vitamin C, which adds to their heart-healthy appeal.
Ways to Eat: Research has shown that cooking tomatoes boosts their heart-healthy qualities by increasing lycopene content. Have them in spaghetti sauce, chili, or soups.
• Tart cherries: Tart cherries' bright red color comes from anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants researchers have attributed to the fruit's unique health properties, from anti-inflammatoryand heart-health benefits, to reduced post-exercise muscle and joint pain.
Ways To Eat: Use frozen tart cherries in smoothies and dried tart cherries in salads or mixed with pistachios to make your own trail mix.
• Strawberries: Consuming eight strawberries gives you the same amount of vitamin C as you'd get from one orange. Some research has shown that strawberries may reduce inflammation and protect LDL ("the bad cholesterol") from oxidation. Eating strawberries in your diet may also help manage blood sugar by improving how well insulin works in our bodies.
Ways to Eat: Use them for smoothies, salads, or to make a fruit leather. They are perfect and delicious simply on their own.
• Red Bell Peppers: These are a particularly good choice for heart health as they are full of lycopene, which is not found in green peppers. They are also a source of cholesterol-loweringsoluble fiber and powerful antioxidant vitamins A and C, which are good for heart health.
Red bell peppers are an especially good source of potassium with a whopping 162 milligrams in one cup. Increasing potassium intake in the diet can help lower blood pressure, which is important for optimal heart health. They are also low in calories at only 24 calories per cup, so they are great to include in a heart-healthy diet that also helps you manage your weight.
Ways to Eat: Cook red peppers in a stir fry or on the grill. Stuff them with quinoa, or enjoy them on their own.
• Red Grapes: Rich in antioxidants and fiber, red grapes are very heart-healthy. Red grapes have been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, and reduce heart muscle damage related to a high-salt diet. They have also been shown to reduce blood triglyceride levels, LDL cholesterol levels, and improve blood vessel function. This heart health research on red grapes is impressive, so eat up!
Dips can be the break or make of this all affair ~
Sweet chili sauce, ketchup, salsa, tufonaise and mustard – will go great with your warm foods.
Olive oil and balsamic vinegar, olive paste, humus, guacamole, black bean dip, and pesto – will go great with your breads.
Roasted eggplant and tahini dip (“Babaganoush), humus dips (there are many kinds), and homemade mushroom dip – will go great with your veg.
This post was modified from its original form on 07 Feb, 8:28
Noted and Thnx Daph :-0 7/2