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Anti Oxidants and Glowing Skin.

Although there is no conclusive proof that antioxidants keep skin from aging, experts do agree they have the ability to capture free radicals and may protect us from certain diseases. Antioxidant-rich foods can also give us a healthier, glowing complexion. Eating foods rich in antioxidants is best. There ís no substitute for getting nutrients through food. The body absorbs and assimilates them far better than in supplement form. Eat Right for Younger Looking Skin Eating healthy equals younger looking skin. Drinking a cup of orange juice and eating one raw carrot provides twice the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of vitamin C and beta-carotene. The RDA for vitamin E is harder to meet, especially for those on a low-fat diet. Don’t be afraid to add a couple of tablespoons of olive oil to your diet, or to eat some nuts or seeds. The following guideline can be used for RDAs for three of the most common antioxidant nutrients, vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene; good sources and how best to maximize benefits of each are included. Vitamin C: RDA at least 60 mg. (1/2 cup orange juice = 70 mg.) Eat whole fruit for extra fibre. Vitamin E: RDA 8 mg for women / 10 mg. for men.)Good sources include nuts, seeds and their oils, fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, halibut, and trout, and wheat germ. Beta-carotene: no established RDA. Orange and yellow vegetables, and leafy green vegetables, including broccoli, are all good sources. If you feel you are unable to meet the RDAs through diet alone, by all Because many over-the-counter cosmetics containing antioxidants don’t have enough to be totally affective by themselves, it is best to feed them to your skin with nutrient rich food also.

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