The ability to ‘catch’ free radicals and protect us from certain diseases is what antioxidants are thought to do, even though there is no proof that they do so. Eating meals high in antioxidants can also aid in improving our complexions.
A nutritionist in Seattle, Susan M. Kleiner, R.D., Ph.D., says the optimal diet is one high in antioxidant-rich foods. The only way to receive the nutrients you need is to eat. They are better absorbed and assimilated by the body than in supplement form.”
Following the USDA’s Food Guide Pyramid and eating three to five servings of vegetables and two to four servings of fruit each day is recommended by Kleiner. Citrus fruits, such as oranges and tangerines as well as grapefruits, are a good source of vitamin C. Eat at least two servings of orange-yellow or leafy green veggies every day to boost your beta-carotene intake.
What You Eat Affects Your Skin’s Appearance
Skin that seems younger is a direct result of eating healthfully. The RDA for vitamin C and beta-carotene can be met by drinking one cup of orange juice and eating one raw carrot. Vitamin E’s RDA is more difficult to satisfy, especially if you’re following a low-fat eating plan.
Olive oil, almonds, and seeds can all be added to your diet without fear, says Dr. Kleiner.
The recommended daily allowances (RDAs) for three of the most popular antioxidant nutrients, vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene, may be found in the following table, along with information on where to get each of these nutrients and how to get the most benefit from them.
RDA for vitamin C is at least 60 milligrammes. (70 mg.) per serving of orange juice Vitamin C can be found in citrus and tomato products. Increase your fibre intake by eating entire fruits. Keep away from heat-pasteurized and glass-bottle juices. Vitamin C is damaged by light and heat.
A tablespoon of canola oil has 9 milligrammes of vitamin E, which is the RDA for women and men. Nutty and seedy foods such as walnuts and seeds, as well as oily fish like salmon, mackerel, halibut, and trout, as well as wheat germ, are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids. When cooking, substitute canola or olive oil for butter or margarine.
There is no set RDA for Beta-carotene in the United States. Dr. Kleiner, on the other hand, advises 5-6 mg. (The equivalent dosage in grammes is 12 carrots.) Leafy green foods, such as broccoli, are excellent providers of vitamin C. Prepackaged, washed, and peeled baby carrots are a healthier alternative to potato chips or popcorn as an evening snack while watching television.
All-in-one antioxidant vitamin supplements are fine if you don’t feel like you’re getting enough antioxidants from your diet alone.
For younger looking skin, it is best to combine a nutritious, antioxidant-rich diet with over-the-counter cosmetics that include antioxidants in order to get the best results.
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