It is the green skin day; let us rise again to keep it smooth and shiny. The skin is said to be the largest organ of the body, and luckily it does not take too much to nourish it. It shelters the body from harsh weather condition, UV rays and protects the body’s internal organs. It is also the part of the body that we use to make an impression. We have explored quite some fruits and vegetables to give this body a treat.
It is the last Skinny Thursday in this series, but I can assure you it is not the end of greening the skin. There is a lot to talk about when it comes to the skin, and I can promise that more articles are still coming regarding this organ.
The Skinny magician for the day is STRAWBERRY.
Strawberries are high in Vitamin C content; they contain a significant alpha hydroxyl acid known as salicylic acid making it extra good for beautiful skin. Salicylic acid is known to be used for acne treatment because it can penetrate deep into the pores and clean them out. It unclogs the pores and stops pimples from forming. This helps to clear out the milia, whiteheads, and blackheads before they become stubborn pimples.
Given their amazing combination of phytonutrients—including anthocyanins, ellagitannins, flavonols, terpenoids, and phenolic acids—it is not surprising to find increasing research interest in the anti-inflammatory properties of strawberries. However, it is still exciting to see this remarkable fruit lowering levels of inflammatory markers like C-reactive protein (CRP) when consumed several days per week in everyday amounts of approximately one cup. Recent research has shown that several blood markers for chronic, unwanted inflammation can be improved by regular intake of strawberries.
Strawberries contain a powerful antioxidant called ellagic acid, proven to prevent collagen destruction that leads to wrinkle formation. Ellagic acid has photoprotective effects that guard against UV rays.
Eating strawberries can help achieve a glowing skin.
Give your body a green treat today.
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