Thursday, September 23, 2010

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Health

Are You Eating Helpful Foods?

Recently MSN Health & Fitness published news on healthy foods and recipes to help us all maintain optimal health.  B.A.F.F.L.E.D. is all about being healthy, and has spotlighted some of the items critical to skin care, and overall healthy dining.  We hope they're helpful!
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Water-Rich Foods
Foods high in water content, such as cucumbers, watermelon, apples, peaches, melons, and celery, are some of the best hydrating solutions for your skin. They fight wrinkles, keeping you looking fresh-faced. Hydrating fluids, like green tea, sparkling beverages, or coconut water are highly recommended to keep the skin moist.  Try a Watermelon-berry Sparkler!



Fabulous Fish
Salmon has an anti-aging remedy for your mental health. The omega-3 fatty acids improve your memory and brain function, while reducing inflammation.  Wild salmon is slightly better than farmed salmon, to avoid the higher fat levels and chlorinated pesticides contained in farmed salmon.  Try a Teriyaki Salmon Burger!


Natural Skin Protection
Zinc, Copper, and Selenium - Great for collagen production.  Find them in chicken, lean beef, walnuts, chickpeas, and dried fruits.  Zinc is also helpful in cold prevention

Carrots and Tomatoes - Bright veggies are packed with phytonutrients and antioxidants, which protect against damaging free radicals. The beta carotene and lycopene found in them also protect your skin from sun damage and repair skin cells.

Broccoli, Beets, and Red Cabbage -  Natural detoxifiers!  They minimize toxicities that build up in our bloodstream and, eventually dull our complexion.

Kiwifruit - Helps maintain clear skin and promotes bone health.  One cup peeled kiwifruit contains more vitamin C than the equivalent amount of oranges.  Plus, it neutralizes free radicals which could lead to things like cancer and heart disease.

The links above came straight from Real Beauty - Powered by You.  Check them out live on the web, and share your secrets to optimal health. 














Source: MSN, Real Beauty

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