Are you ready for some anti-aging protection that is downright delicious? Amidst your summer sun and fun, it's important to remember to take good care of your skin. You'll be happy to know that one of the nicest anti-aging protection steps you can take is to treat yourself to some delicious summer fruits. Delicious, juicy seasonal fruit offers a whole lot more than just a tasty treat. It's also a great way to hydrate your skin as well as nourish it with some essential vitamins, including anti-aging protection. So, which fruits are your best bet to help keep your years from showing up on your skin? There are three that Dr. Spiezia recommends as his personal favorites.
Few things whisper summer like a bowl of cherries. Sweet cherries are dripping with anti-aging properties, including zinc, iron, potassium and manganese. What will these nutrients do for your body? Potassium is excellent for your heart and helps regulate heart rate and blood pressure. The beautiful red color comes from anthocyanin glycosides, which is high in antioxidants and also works as an anti-inflammatory agent. This helps reduce wrinkles and puffiness, leaving your skin looking younger and more vibrant. In fact, some research says these anthocyanins can also help relieve the joint pain of gout. Look for the large cherries that are nice and firm, plump and full of color.
Mmm, mmm, peaches. There's just something about that sweet nectar, dripping down your chin on a hot summer day, isn't there? It's hard to beat this delectable delight. Did you know peaches are also an excellent source of potassium? They are also a great source of fluoride, iron, Vitamins C and A as well as beta-carotene and poly-phenolic anti-oxidants.
Another reason peaches are such a perfect summer fruit? That Vitamin A and the beta-carotene help protect your skin and your mucous membrane from harmful UV rays. So next time your heading into the sun, add some fresh peaches to your beach bag along with your sunscreen and get some extra protection for your skin.
The heat and humidity call for extra hydration, so in addition to your eight glasses of clean, fresh H2O every day, add in these juicy melons for some refreshing moisture. These sweet, fragrant melons are big hits on those hot, summer days and at 90% water, they help you keep cool and hydrated. In addition to keeping your fluids topped off when you’re hitting the beach for some volleyball and swimming, these favorites are as close to calorie free as food can get with only 47 calories per one cup serving.
Melons are a great source of fiber, which helps you feel full and also provide that potassium, Vitamin C and beta-carotene you need for fresh, moist skin. These fruits will also provide some B-Complex vitamins, which help with your stress levels, so when you add them to the fun of summer, you're looking at some care-free fun times!To learn more about caring for your summer skin, make sure you check out our All Natural Skin Care Routine in 3 STEPS for helpful tips.
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