Healthy Super Foods that Nourish Your Skin
Blueberries – One of the most antioxidant rich foods there are, blueberries help to fight free radicals which attack and damage your skin, resulting in reversing the effects and signs of premature aging.
Spinach – The high amount of Vitamin C that is found in spinach, works to repair skin cells and keep your skin looking beautiful. Vitamin C is used to make collagen, a protein used to reproduce new skin cells and without this, you can experience dry, flaky skin. Spinach is also an excellent source of iron which is essential part of hemoglobin, a protein that carries oxygen throughout your body. Without adequate iron, you can’t transport oxygen as efficiently, which can leave you with a dull complexion.
Avocados – The avocado is extremely high in vitamin E and C which are essential vitamins for healthy skin. The combination of the vitamins and high amounts of “good fats” work together to repair damaged skin and boost moisture from the inside out.
Walnuts – Walnuts are rich in B-vitamins and antioxidants that prevent your skin from free radical damage which prevent wrinkles and signs of aging. So, if you want glowing skin long into your middle-age, be sure to add walnuts to your diet.
Sweet Potatoes – The levels of Vitamin A and beta-carotene make sweet potatoes a super food. Beta-carotene combats the free radicals which cause aging skin, and has been known to brighten the skin on your face and especially around your eyes.
Chia Seeds – These seeds are full of essential fatty acids that help keep your skin supple and glowing. They are also full of protein, fiber, and antioxidants making them a super food for your all around health.
Coconut – The fats found in the coconut help to strengthen the membrane of your skin’s cells, creating a barrier for free radicals and even UV radiation. Raw coconut also contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agents to minimize bacteria and inflammation in the body.
A Touch of Bliss Organic Spa endorses a healthy diet of organic, whole foods. Of course hydration, adequate sleep and relaxation play important parts in overall health. The Spa offers many deeply relaxing massage packages, skin care therapies and many organic skin products at our West Hartford CT Spa. Check out our body treatments and services, including makeup application and bridal spa services. Please call the Spa for information: 860-712-7313.