Super Foods for Super Skin

Super Foods for Super Skin

In an ideal world, we would all love to have perfect skin, hair, and nails, unfortunately, time, the elements, mother nature, and environmental factors sometimes take their toll. The great news is that there are many things we can do to help our skin including incorporating some of these fantastic, maybe surprising! superfoods into our diet.

Aloe Vera

Commonly known for its topical benefits, natural health practitioners believe that Aloe Vera was one of the first superfoods. Studies dating back to the ancient Egyptians from 1550BC show that Alo Vera was used for healing the skin both internally and externally- we think the Egyptians knew what they were talking about!

Aloe vera juice is full of amino acids, vitamins and minerals, making it one of nature’s most effective cleansers. It can help strengthen digestion and rid the body of any nasty waste, thus naturally detoxifying the body and eliminating free radicals. This helps develop a healthy skin which reveals a radiant and glowing image, who wouldn't like that?

Hydrating aloe vera juice may help reduce the frequency and appearance of acne. It may also help reduce skin conditions like psoriasis and dermatitis. Aloe vera is a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins that may help protect your skin.

The important compounds in aloe vera have also been shown to neutralize the effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, repair your skin from existing UV damage, and help prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

Making your own Aloe Vera juice can be tricky as it can be very bitter, fortunately our Elixir Vitality juice contains 3.5% Aloe Vera making consumption easy and did we mention delicious?

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Pomegranate

 

Pomegranate is known to have originated in Iran and is popularly known as the 'fruit of paradise'. The ruby red seeds are considered a symbol of prosperity and fertility in many cultures. In fact, it has been speculated that pomegranates and not apples grew in the Garden of Eden. 

Skin nutrition is essential in tackling one of the biggest causes of aging - free radical damage. Pomegranates are rightly known as superfoods for their high antioxidant content. According to a 2008 study, pomegranate juice has a higher antioxidant content than acai and blueberry juice. 

Wrinkles arise in the dermis, the outer layer of the skin, as collagen and elastin degrade. Vitamin C is an integral part of collagen formation enabling proteins to become stronger. Just one pomegranate contains about 48 percent of the daily value of Vitamin C.

Need we say more?

Pomegranate juice improves digestion and increases blood flow which gives your skin a radiant glow. A glass of pomegranate juice daily can give you a great result.

Our gorgeous Elixir Vitality juice consists of 34%pomegranate juice and 100ml contains 72%of your recommended daily intake, a tasty way of getting healthy skin is just a click away.

Red Grapes

Red grapes are a popular snack but did you know that they are also great for your skin? Resveratrol, a compound that comes from the skin of red grapes, is credited with a wide range of health benefits, including reducing the effects of aging on the skin.

It has been found that resveratrol prevents signs of ageing and other skin problems. According to a study conducted by the team at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), resveratrol, when combined with a common acne medication benzoyl peroxide, fights the acne-causing bacteria.

Test-tube studies suggest it may also help slow the production of harmful free radicals, which damage skin cells and cause signs of aging 

This beneficial compound is also found in red wine. Unfortunately, there’s not much evidence that the amount you get from a glass of red wine is enough to affect your skin - shame!

Aside from its delicious taste, our fresh, raw Elixir Vitality juice is an incredible anti-oxidant and provides a natural energy boost. The high levels of vitamins and nutrients it contains also boost the immune system, support blood cell development, and assists with healthy skin, nails, and vision.

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