Wednesday February 5, 2020
When it comes to aging naturally, maintaining elasticity, collagen production becomes very difficult as the years pass. With diligent research and care, there are specific foods you can consume to receive maximum natural skin care benefits. Not to worry, we did all the research for you! Here is a list of top skin superfoods!
Blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries contain water soluble Vitamin C. Vitamin C is essential for collagen production, giving skin elasticity.
Did you know? Starting as young as 25 collagen begins to break down in the body. Fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear as early as your mid to late 20’s. Want to learn about this amazing vitamin? Click here!
Kale and spinach contain zeaxanthin. Zeaxanthin is a carotenoid acting as a natural moisturizer and provides UV protection for your skin. Zeaxanthin has also been known to help retain skin’s moisture. Click here for a yummy smoothie recipe
Mushrooms contain selenium. Selenium is a mineral that aids in protecting your skin from free radicals caused by UV rays. Not sure how to incorporate mushrooms in your diet? Try swapping portobello mushrooms in your burger for a plant-based meal. Click here for more meatless yet tasty options to add to your diet
Avocados contain fat soluble vitamins A (aka retinol), D, and E. They also contain monounsaturated fats (the healthy fat) and phytonutrients (natural antioxidants) giving your skin elasticity and natural glow.
Natural Skin Care Tip: Try mixing a fresh avocado with our Noni Lavender Lotion for a luxurious face mask!
Green tea contains catechins. Catechins can improve your skin naturally by fighting free radicals and reducing skin inflammation. Catechins have also been known to improve skin elasticity and retain moisture.
Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable. Packed with collagen producing Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and lutein (a carotenoid that helps protect skin from free radicals) broccoli is a superfood worth adding to your daily plant-based eating plan.
Did you know? Cruciferous is Latin for "cross-bearing". Cruciferous veggies get their name from the shape of their flowers, whose four petals resemble a cross.
Dark chocolate contains water soluble vitamins B-1 and C and fat soluble vitamins A, D, and E. These antioxidants have been known to skin’s texture and retain moisture. Feeding the cells of your body keeps you healthy from the inside out. Literally!
Side note: Be sure to select dark chocolate that has at least 70% cocoa for maximum health benefits.
Bell Peppers especially red, and orange, contain the terpenoid beta-carotene. Beta-carotene in the body converts into Vitamin A, (retinol) an antioxidant that promotes healthy skin cell rejuvenation and can help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Lycopene, (phytochemical that makes tomatoes red), can help protect your skin from free radicals from UV rays.
Noni is a source of MSM (methylsulfonylmethane). MSM provides the body with sulfur needed to produce collagen and keratin for your skin. Noni is also high in selenium. The National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements indicates that selenium may help prevent free radical damage to your skin cells. Noni contains organic antioxidants such as anthraquinones that help the body with type 1 collagen synthesis.
We all know what collagen does for us: Wrinkle prevention!
Did you know? Independent Lab studies have shown our Noni Fruit Leather to have the highest natural antioxidant levels per serving size than apples, blueberries, and even other superfoods like acai berries. As raw food, the Noni Fruit Leather feeds the cells of the body promoting good health.
Unlike tomatoes, noni fruit is best eaten raw. Noni fruit has no shelf life and rots and ferments very quickly once it ripens which destroys the potency of the raw pulp. Therefore, unless you live in the tropics it is impossible to get the raw fruit that has not fermented. That is why at Hawaiian Organic Noni on our family certified organic farm we developed a unique low heat dehydration process below 115 degrees Fahrenheit using non-fermented organic Noni that we grow, pick and process for maximum potency. The potency is in the pulp of the fruit. Our Noni Fruit Leather is as close to the raw fruit as one can find and has a 2 year shelf life not refrigerated. Recent lab testing for potency retention showed our Noni Fruit Leather to have only a 1% drop in potency after 2 years! Try this ancient canoe plant and see the results for yourself!