Every day, our skin is exposed to a barrage of free radicals from pollution, toxins and UV rays. Over time, this free radical exposure can cause dullness, discoloration and changes to skin texture. Aging also takes its toll, as declining collagen levels lead to loss of firmness and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Fortunately, giving our skin the right nutrition can help. A diet high in collagen and antioxidants will help to nourish skin from the inside out, reducing free radical damage and preventing the visible signs of aging.
Your super nutrients for glowing skin:
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies and makes up a significant component of the skin’s cellular matrix. It works with elastin to hold the cells and tissues together like a glue and locks in hydration for healthy, radiant skin. Including collagen in your diet can help fight the natural decline in collagen levels, promoting supple and healthy-looking skin.
Antioxidants help guard skin against the free radical damage caused by sunlight, pollution and toxins. They can be found in food or created within the body. Some of the richest sources of antioxidants include Vitamin C, OPCs and L-Glutathione.
Vitamin C is one of the most well-known antioxidants that can help skin resist the free radical damage caused by toxins, pollution, chemicals and cigarette smoke. What is less well-known is Vitamin C’s role in the absorption and formation of collagen, which helps nourish skin cells and build strong hair and nails.
Increasing your intake of Vitamin C is easy, just add more fruit and vegetables to your diet: broccoli, tomatoes, bell peppers, berries and leafy greens are all great sources.
Oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes (OPCs) are one of nature’s antioxidant powerhouses, generating antioxidant activity 20 times greater than that of Vitamin E and 50 times greater than Vitamin C. Research shows that OPCs can help promoting healthy circulation, protect skin against environmental damage and free radicals.
OPCs are usually found in the seed, skin and shell of certain plants, such as grape seeds, unripe apple peels and pine bark.
This is one of the most powerful antioxidants that is needed for the health of every cell in the body. L-Glutathione also plays an important role in protein production, so it’s great for strong hair, skin and nails.
Spinach, avocado and asparagus are all rich sources of L-Glutathione.
3. Dietary Fiber
Foods that are naturally rich in fiber are vital for optimal digestive function and healthy elimination of waste and toxins. As a result, the detoxification process may contribute to a vibrant, glowing skin. New Zealand Kiwifruit is a rich source of soluble fiber which promote regular bowel movements and detox, it is also naturally high in Vitamin C and E antioxidants, and truly the best bet for healthy glowing skin.
Looking for a simple way to support healthy, radiant skin?
Try Zupafood™ For Skin.
This unique formulation combines marine collagen with powerful antioxidants from grape seed, green tea and a range of other superfoods to boost the rebuild of collagen, fight free radical damage, and prevent the visible signs of aging.
The potent marine collagen is developed particularly to achieve healthy skin, thick hair and strong nails. It is highly bioavailable and has been clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve skin’s elasticity and boost skin hydration and elasticity.
Simply mix with water or your favorite beverage to enjoy a refreshing tonic that is as delicious as it is natural (free from artificial additives or flavorings).