Superfoods are a good way to complement a correct diet. They contain very beneficial properties for health. In this blog, we talk about some of the most interesting foods to take care of the body and the organ that protects us from the outside, the skin.
Superfoods that take care of you and your skin
Blueberries: Antioxidants for good health.
They are fruits antioxidants . They contain vitamin C and phenolic compounds (such as anthocyanins) that help maintain health and skin in good condition. They fight free radicals* by reducing cell oxidation and slowing down cognitive impairments and diseases. As concluded by a study published in Molecular Nutrition Food Research (1), the anthocyanins in blueberries prevent the decrease in collagen and protect from photoaging caused by UV rays. In addition, regularly consuming blueberries improves memory and mood!
* He National Cancer Institute defines free radical as: “Type of unstable molecule that is made during the normal metabolism of cells (chemical changes that occur in a cell). Free radicals can accumulate in cells and damage other molecules, such as DNA, lipids, and proteins. “This damage can increase the risk of cancer and other diseases.”
Matcha green tea: Take care of yourself, inside and out.
Matcha tea contains vitamins C, K, chlorophyll and essential components for the body such as zinc. It provides vitality and improves the immune system, ideal for internal well-being and good skin condition. It is rich in antioxidants , so it prevents oxidative stress and premature skin aging. Promotes the conservation of collagen , reduces sebum and helps cleanse and calm the skin.
Avocado: Fruit for hydration and well-being.
It is a fresh fruit with a high percentage of healthy monounsaturated fats that keep the skin hydrated and nourished. In addition, the high content of vitamins (A, B6, C, E and K) and minerals strengthen the immune system and make it a powerful antioxidant to deal with free radicals that damage the dermis. It is a superfood that, without a doubt, contributes to well-being and adds flavor and color to dishes!
Water: The “superfood” that we should not forget.
It is essential to maintain the hydration of the organism for a FULL HEALTH . Water keeps the body hydrated and that is essential for its proper functioning. Lack of hydration weakens the body and promotes premature aging. Drinking water soothes and prevents skin alterations and, best of all, helps keep the skin looking good, purifies the body and eliminates toxins!
Including superfoods such as blueberries, matcha tea or avocado in your diet is a way to complement a healthy lifestyle and maintain skin health. Oh, don't forget to drink water!