Thursday, June 6, 2013

Nutrients and your body

I wanted to share with you the following nutrients and what they help and the foods that you can find them in.

Vitamin A--- Gives you dewy, even toned skin and a healthy scalp. It also helps maintain your eyesight.
                   ------Cantaloupe, grapefruit, apricots, carrots, broccoli, sweet potatoes, kale, spinach, pumpkin, eyes

Vitamin B---- Prevents your skin from becoming too oily and decrease breakouts. B vitamins also boost your metabolism and can help improve the quality of hair, skin and muscle tone.
                  -----Bananas, poultry, tuna, shellfish, avocado, beans, nuts, eggs, milk, whole grains

Vitamin C---Diminishes the appearance of scars, cuts, and bruises;  boost collagen production, which is good for your skin; and fuels your immune system.
                       -----Citrus fruits, berries, apples, melon, pineapples, tomatoes, spinach, cabbage, red and green peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts cauliflower

Vitamin D----Helps combat dry skin and is important for the development of healthy teeth and bones
                     -----You can get the "sunshine" vitamin by spending 10 to 15 minutes three times a week in the sunlight---without sunscreen on. It can also be found in fortified milk and other dairy products, tuna and salmon.

Vitamin E---Gives you healthy skin and minimizes scars, burns, inflammation, and irritations. Vitamin E is also an antioxidant, so it helps with dry, flaky skin and protects the skin from damage.
                     -----Fruit juices, spinach, asparagus, broccoli, nuts, nut oils

Vitamin K---Helps combat dark under eye circles
                     -----Kale, spinach, turnip greens, collard greens, Swiss chard, mustard greens, parsley, romaine, green leaf lettuce, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage

Antioxidants---Repairs or prevents skin damage
                       -----All foods containing vitamins A, C,E

Flavonoids----Improve the quality of your skin and give it a glowing appearance, These are antioxidants
                   -----Apples, all citrus fruits, berries, tea(white and green) dark chocolate, celery, onions, kale, parsley, soybeans, tomatoes, eggplant

Omega-3 fatty acids---Contributes to shiny, conditioned hair
                   ----Soybeans, flaxseeds, walnuts, Brussels sprouts, kale, spinach, salad greens, salmon, tuna

I hope these are helpful

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