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Eat These Raw Foods For Better Looking Skin

August 19, 2014

Although the concept of eating raw food has been around since the 19th century, it is only in the past decade or so that the raw food diet has become more popularized by actors, chefs, nutritionists, and authors. Raw foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are filled with nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, fiber, which are not only great for your health but they do wondrous things for your skin. The nutrients are delivered through the blood to our cells, resulting in cleaner blood and healthier cells, by flushing out the toxins. These raw foods help to clear complexion, diminish wrinkles and brighten appearance, which in turn makes you look younger, with softer, firmer and glowing skin.




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Apples

Apples contain polyphenols such as quercetin. This antioxidant acts as natural sunscreen and protects against sun cancer.




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Spinach

Spinach is chock full of anti aging nutrients. They include folate, vitamin A, C, K, and iron, antioxidants and minerals. Folate helps to repair DNA, iron aids in circulation and vitamin K prevents against varicose veins.

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Almonds

Almonds are packed with vitamin E, and minerals copper and manganese. Vitamin E is an antioxidant, in conjunction with manganese a mineral that defends against sun damage. Copper helps to manufacture collagen which keeps our skin wrinkle-free. Manganese also prevents red and itchy skin.

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Blueberries

Blueberries are loaded with antioxidant flavonoids. Blueberries along with all other berries help to protect against free radical damage and reduce the signs of aging.


Beets

Beets contain potent phytonutrients called betalains. These betalains provide antioxidant, anti inflammatory and detoxification support. The concentration of betalains in beets makes it one of the best ways to clear the blood of impurities.





Kale

Much like its leafy green counterparts, spinach, turnip greens, dandelion leaves, broccoli, and asparagus, kale contains antioxidants, carotenoids, vitamin A, K and iron. These phytonutrients help fight inflammation and detoxes the liver, which cleanses the skin.


Citrus

With so many citrus fruits to choose from, you will get the maximum vitamin C with a wide variety in your diet. The vitamin C in citrus fruit helps in collagen production and fights inflammation.





Walnuts

Walnuts, another nut, contains vitamin B and E, omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids strengthen skin membranes. The somewhat unusual and beneficial form of vitamin E in walnuts provides antioxidant and anti inflammatory support to fight free radicals which cause wrinkles.

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Carrots

Carrots contain vitamin A, biotin, and antioxidants. Vitamin A prevents the overproduction of skin cells which can clog pores. In conjunction with biotin they are used to develop new skin cells.