Your food choices each day affect your health — how you feel today, tomorrow, and in the future.
Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health.
KALE- Move over spinach, you’ve got some fierce competition.Just one cup of kale gives your body 134 percent of its daily value of Vitamin C and 133 percent of Vitamin A. Kale is also a great source of lutein and zeaxanthin, which are nutrients that help absorb free-radicals created by UV light. Kale contains a type of phytonutrient that appears to lessen the occurrence of a wide variety of cancers, including breast and ovarian.
SALMON– Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids, which the body cannot produce by itself. These fatty acids reduce inflammation, improve circulation, increase the ratio of good to bad cholesterol, and may slash cancer risk. Salmon is a rich source of selenium, which helps prevent cell damage, and several B vitamins.
TOMATOES– You still need to wear sunscreen, but eating tomatoes can help prevent sunburns. When cooked,tomatoes are high in the antioxidant lycopene, which helps boost your skin’s natural SPF. They also prevent certain cancers, and lower cholesterol. Plus, tomatoes contain high amounts of potassium, fiber, and vitamin C.
WALNUTS- Just a handful of walnuts contain a significant amount of omega-3 fatty acids. Alpha-linolenic acid is found in walnuts and a deficiency in this fat can cause dry, scaly skin.
GRASS-FED BEEF- Grass-fed beef contains more omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids than regular beef, this helps with reducing inflammation. Plus beef is loaded with protein, which is a main building block of collagen.
OYSTERS- Zinc plays a major role in the functions of skin cells. Eating just six oysters will provide you will 500 percent of your daily zinc needs, while only consuming 57 calories.
KIWI FRUIT- One Kiwi fruit will give you nearly 120 percent of your daily vitamin C, which helps keep your skin firm and prevents wrinkles.
EGGS- Eggs are a great way to get high amounts of protein without all the fats.
CARROTS- Carrot contains carotenoid, which will help give your skin more of a natural glow.
POMEGRANATES- This super-fruit is one of the most antioxidant-dense available. These antioxidants help regulate the skin’s blood flow and will make it appear more radiant.
COCONUT OIL- There isn’t enough room in this blog to talk about how SUPER coconut oil really is, Coconut fats have special fats called medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). It has been shown that breaking down these types of healthy fats in the liver leads to efficient burning of energy. For more information please click on these links 76 Ways to use Coconut oil and Health Benefits
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