How our bodies look is indeed affected by the nutrients we intake. Our hair, skin, nails, and our overall appearance can be greatly heightened through a nutrient-dense, fresh diet rich in diverse mineral and vitamin-rich foods. Our skin is a very visible organ, which is a great reason why it’s so crucial to maintain proper skin health. Many nutrients factor into our skin health and it is easy to get them through plant sources. Fresh N Lean doorstep delivery service dishes that provide a range of vitamins and minerals, and you’ll notice many of our ingredients listed as excellent for skin health.
Vitamin E, an antioxidant, helps reduce sun exposure and may help prevent wrinkles and skin cancer. It can be found in a variety of sources, including spinach, broccoli, avocados, sunflower seeds, prunes, cabbage, asparagus, peaches, green leafy vegetables, almonds, papaya and kiwi. Asparagus, olives and nuts are some other good sources of the vitamin.
Sulfur can help the body eliminate toxins, and is present in connective tissue and collagen, and foods high in sulfur may improve skin appearance. Foods that are high in sulfur include garlic, durian, spirulina, cabbage, hemp seeds, radishes, and pumpkin seeds.
Vitamin A is found in carrots, spirulina, dandelion, apricots, collard greens, chili peppers, sweet potatoes, kale, cantaloupe, broccoli, spinach, and other vegetables, and can help improve the appearance of skin.
Vitamin C is important–a deficiency can result in scurvy and other problems–and it also helps protect against sun exposure. Luckily, brussels sprouts, guava, kale, parsley, red and green bell peppers, oranges lemons and grapefruit are very high in vitamin C.
Selenium is a mineral that aids in tissue flexibility, and may help reduce certain types of cancer. Brazil nuts are a great source of selenium (eating only a few a day will satisfy your recommended daily intake!). Other sources of selenium include garlic and brown rice.
Essential fatty acids, important for healthy hair and nails, can be found in healthy plant-sourced fats like olive oil, coconut oil, flax seeds, walnuts, hemp seeds, avocados and other plant-based nuts and seeds.
Coconut, Aloe vera, arugula, burdock root, coconut, cucumber, durian, figs, hemp seed, macadamia nuts, nettles, olives and olive oil, onion, papaya, pumpkin seeds, radish, turmeric, watercress.
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