Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Eat your way to better skin

Source Website: http://www.tnp.sg/lifestyle/health/eat-your-way-better-skin
By Hayden Ng, The New Paper, 13 November 2017 at 06:00 am


To get clear skin, we need to use the right beauty products, work out regularly and watch our diet.
PHOTO: To get clear skin, we need to use the right beauty products, work out regularly and watch our diet.
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These fruits and veggies can improve your complexion. But keeping track of what we eat can be a chore.

Enter nutrition coach and personal trainer Theresa Le Sliworsky, who lists the top fruits and vegetables for your skin.

AVOCADOS
Packed with nutrients great for keeping our skin taut and heart strong. They are full of vitamins B and C, as well as copper to help support collagen production.



 AVOCADOS
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The avocado (Persea americana) is a tree that is native to South Central Mexico,classified as a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae. Avocado  additionally refers to the tree’s fruit, which is botanically a large berry containing a single seed.
They have:160 calories, 2 grams of protein and 15 grams of healthy fats. Although it contains 9 grams of carbs, 7 of those are fiber so there are only 2 “net” carbs, making this a low-carb friendly plant food.
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RASPBERRIES
Full of vitamin C, they are known to have high levels of antioxidants, protecting our bodies from free radical damage - which is why they are great for anti-ageing our skin.



RASPBERRIES
PHOTO: RASPBERRIES
Raspberry is a fragrant, sweet, vitamin berry. The raspberry fruit is very delicate, quickly absorbs water.  The jam made from it is not only a delicacy, but also an appetizing medicine, which is beneficial for cold ailments.
But the beneficial substances will remain in the tasty billet more if prepared without cooking.
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KALE
Kale has one of the highest level of antioxidants among vegetables and are a great source of vitamin C. Flavonoids, calcium, selenium and vitamin E - all of which are vital for our skin and body's proper functioning - can be found in kale.



KALE
PHOTO: KALE
Kale has one of the highest level of antioxidants among vegetables and are a great source of vitamin C. Flavonoids, calcium, selenium and vitamin E - all of which are vital for our skin and body's proper functioning - can be found in kale.
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RED BELL PEPPERS
Aside from vitamins A, B6, C and folate, red bell peppers are also loaded with nine times more carotenoid (an antioxidant) and have twice the amount of vitamin C than their green counterparts.



RED BELL PEPPERS
PHOTO: RED BELL PEPPERS
Aside from vitamins A, B6, C and folate, red bell peppers are also loaded with nine times more carotenoid (an antioxidant) and have twice the amount of vitamin C than their green counterparts.
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WATERMELON
Watermelons are 92 per cent water, so they are great for keeping us hydrated. They are also an excellent source of vitamin C and have antioxidants such as beta-carotene and lycopene to minimise sun damage.



WATERMELON
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Watermelons are 92 per cent water, so they are great for keeping us hydrated. They are also an excellent source of vitamin C and have antioxidants such as beta-carotene and lycopene to minimise sun damage.
Lycopene is thought to act as a super antioxidant, stopping free radicals from damaging your cells and messing with your immune system. Lycopene, typically found in red fruits and vegetables, may help fight heart disease and several types of cancer. Watermelon contains a natural substance called citrulline that’s been tied to improved artery function and lower blood pressure.
At 46 calories per cup, watermelon offers 20 percent of your daily intake of vitamin C and 17 percent of your vitamin A, according to the USDA. Watermelon contains dietary fiber for digestive health as well as potassium, a mineral that helps keep blood pressure capped.
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PUMPKIN
Contains anti-ageing nutrients like alpha and beta-carotene and lutein to shield skin against UV damage.



PUMPKIN
PHOTO: PUMPKIN
Fat-free, a great source of beta-carotene and vitamin C, and a good source of fibre – 100g pumpkin has about 185kJ. Besides containing anti-ageing nutrients like alpha and beta-carotene, it also has lutein to shield skin against UV damage.
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PAPAYA
The enzyme papain found in papayas helps combat digestive disorders as well as inflammation. Papayas are also loaded with calcium and potassium, which regulate blood pressure and water balance, reducing bloating and puffiness.



PAPAYA
PHOTO: PAPAYA
It posses various health benefits which goes:

ASTHMA RELIEVER: Papaya has beta-carotene present in it, due to which it helps in preventing Asthma, which is one of the most deadly diseases.

BEATS OFF CANCER: Due to the presence of anti-oxidant, beta-carotene, phyto-nutrients and flavonoids, it helps in warding off cancer. The researchers have also found out that it is good in curbing the formation of prostate and colon cancer in the body.

BONE STRENGTH: Papaya is very essential for developing the bone strength in the body. Deficiency of vitamin k leads to the declining of the bone strength which can be revived with the help of the papaya’s consumption.

SUPERVISES DIABETES:
Despite being sweet in taste, but low in glycemic index and sugar content, it helps in regulating diabetes.

ENHANCES DIGESTION:
Tired of a sick stomach due to poor digestion? Just intake papaya and enjoy the carefree, non-sick tummy, filling it with extras!

DISCARDS HEART-PROBLEMS: Since papaya consists of high content of fiber, potassium and minerals hence help in aiding the cardiovascular diseases.

LOW ON CHOLESTEROL: Due to its composition including fiber and enzymes, it helps in maintaining a low cholesterol level in the body!

TRIGGERS WEIGHT LOSS: Papaya’s consumption makes the tummy appear full and thus, it avoids the food cravings at regular intervals.

IMMUNITY BOOSTER:: Being rich in vitamin C, it helps in boosting the immunity of the body, making it fit and capable of fighting against the harmful diseases.

MENSTRUAL CRAMPS- NO MORE!: It helps in providing an aid to the painful menstrual cramps and thus, provides a lot of relief by its consumption!
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DANDELION GREENS
Rich in antioxidants, vitamin C and carotenoids. The best part? The entire vegetable can be used to prepare your meals.



DANDELION GREENS
PHOTO: DANDELION GREENS
Rich in antioxidants, vitamin C and carotenoids. The entire vegetable can be used to prepare our meals.
Dandelion tea has antioxidant properties and is a very good blood purifier. For a long time, this herb has been used extensively. Dandelion stimulates the flow of bile and acts as a tonic for the liver.
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BOK CHOY
Contains vitamins A and C, calcium, and they have been found to flush toxins out of our bodies.



BOK CHOY
PHOTO: BOK CHOY
Contains vitamins A and C, calcium, and they have been found to flush toxins out of our bodies.
Beta carotene levels in bok choy are high enough for the veggie to be highly recommended by the Macular Degeneration Association. In fact, a single cup of bok choy contains the entire RDA of beta carotene, which has been shown to prevent night blindness and possibly reduce the risk of cataract and macular degeneration.
The Harvard School of Public Health released the findings of an interesting study, asserting that high dairy intake can increase the risk of prostate cancer and possibly ovarian cancer. The study suggested that better forms of calcium should come from collards and bok choy. [3]
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SPINACH
They are a great source of antioxidants because of the high levels of flavonoids and carotene. The chlorophyll also boasts cleansing properties good for bodyfunction.



SPINACH
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Spinach is a leafy green vegetable that grows best in cool weather. Usually thought of as being packed with iron, spinach is even higher in vitamins A and C, thiamin, potassium and folic acid (one of the B complex vitamins). Spinach, like most dark green leafy vegetables, also contains the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin. It tastes great eaten fresh or cooked. [4]
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This article first appeared on Her World Online (www.herworldplus.com)

By Hayden Ng, The New Paper, 13 November 2017 at 06:00 am


Bitter gourd
PHOTO: Bitter gourd
This is one of the best deterence against liver problem. It cleanses the liver cells and helps fight liver cancer.
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Reference
[1] Hayden Ng, The New Paper, Eat your way to better skin, posted on 13 November 2017 at 06:00 am, http://www.tnp.sg/lifestyle/health/eat-your-way-better-skin

[2] Akansha, Papaya Fruit: 10 Surprising Health Benefits of Papaya, posted on 13 October 2017, https://www.flypped.com/papaya-fruit-10-surprising-health-benefits-papaya/

[3] Dr. Joseph Mercola, Food Facts, What Is Bok Choy Good For?, http://foodfacts.mercola.com/bok-choy.html

[4] Marie Iannotti, Growing Spinach in Your Home Garden, posted on 06 April 2017, https://www.thespruce.com/growing-spinach-1403448