The Fruits and Their Benefits
Strawberries contain ellagic acid which protects the body against skin damaging free radicals. They also contain vitamin C which helps to increase internal antioxidant production, helping to remove toxins from the body.
The strong antioxidants and dietary fibre contained in kiwi fruit aids the body in eliminating toxins and waste, which can have a significant result in promoting healthy, glowing skin.
Blueberries contain a high concentration of anthocyanins - a powerful antioxidant containing anti-inflammatory properties which promote circulatory health which, in turn, boosts the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the skin - help giving a fresher and glowing look.
Bananas contain a high amount of potassium which helps reduce fluid retention, a large cause of puffiness and eye bags.
Lemons contain a high content of vitamin C, needed for the synthesis of collagen, which in turn provides firmness and elasticity to the skin.
Apples are a great source of copper, a mineral necessary for making melanin - the pigment that colours your skin and protects you from UV rays (and from the accelerated aging effects of those rays).
As well known, Oranges are high in vitamin C which, along with many benefits, aids the absorption of vitamin E. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that serves as an antioxidant, protecting the body from damage due to free radicals. Free radicals can cause wrinkles, lines and age spots.
Mangoes are rich in vitamin A which is necessary for the growth of all bodily tissues and promotes repair and maintenance of the skin. Deficiencies can result in a dry, flaky complexion.
Grapes are a rich source of both manganese and vitamin C and together these compounds can prevent damage due to UV radiation. Grapes are packed full of antioxidants, which assist in protecting and promoting the building blocks of collagen.
Watermelon contains a high content of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, keeping the skin nourished, which can prevent wrinkles and skin discolouration from occurring.
Tomatoes contain lycopene which can neutralise the harmful effects of UV light by scavenging skin damaging free radicals. Lycopene's ability to enhance connectivity and communication between cells can noticeably improve your skin's texture by aiding cellular functions that are essential to keeping your skin looking young.
Pink Grapefruit - another fruit that also contains lycopene. Studies have shown that lycopene can also benefit your skin by inhibiting the activity of enzymes involved in the destruction and breakdown of collagen. Collagen is needed for great looking and firm skin, as well as the health of your bones, muscles and tendons.
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