Natural Beauty Care To Eliminate Baggy Eyes
A List of Important Nutrients for a New Improved You
One of the greatest enemies of the human body i...
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Natural Beauty Care To Eliminate Baggy Eyes
A List of Important Nutrients for a New Improved You
One of the greatest enemies of the human body is a group of noxious substances called free radicals.
These are produced in the body from environmental toxins, pesticides, additives, and foods cooked
in high temperature. Free radical damage is systemic, and it works its way from the inside out. It
accelerates aging at the cellular level, resulting in wrinkles and a host of other aesthetic complaints.
Antioxidants are compounds that arrest and reverse free radical damage in the body, which, aside
from faster aging, is a large contributing factor to serious diseases like cancer. Since oxidative
damage takes place at the cellular level, the most commonsensical way to fight it is through super-
nutrition via antioxidants found in raw food. Free radicals get inactivated through the abundant
amounts of antioxidants present in raw fruits and vegetables. Think of the proverbial lemon juice
sprinkled on browned, cut-up apples. Antioxidants do the same thing to us. They protect our cells
from rapid oxidation. Antioxidants combat free radicals that eat up collagen and elastin, the fibrous
materials that support skin structure, thus making the skin firmer, smoother, and softer, with a
highly improved tone and texture. They are also powerful keys to longevity, no matter what recent
studies have claimed.
Phytochemicals are natural biologically active compounds found in plant foods. Phytochemicals have
been known to have antioxidant properties, protecting us from disease and rejuvenating us inside-
Amino acids, otherwise known as the building blocks of protein, are greatly needed by the body to
repair and form new cells, tissue, skin, hair, teeth, and bones.
The following is a list of nutrients needed by the body to build a healthier, better-looking you:
Glutathione is by far the most powerful antioxidant that can be produced by the human body. Animal
flesh contains the highest concentration of this very potent nutrient, but the rub is that you 'd have
to consume it raw since glutathione is an antioxidant enzyme. The other natural and more palatable
raw sources of this antioxidant are spinach, broccoli, walnuts, tomatoes, carrots, grapefruit,
asparagus, garlic, avocado, purslane, squash, okra, apples, walnuts, and potatoes.
Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is an anti-aging enzyme that scavenges for free radicals with
revitalizing and protective properties. SOD can be found in broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and
most green vegetables, as well as in superfoods such as barley grass and wheat grass.
Catalase is another antioxidant enzyme that is needed by the body to put free radical activities in
check. Leeks, onion, broccoli, bananas, parsnip, zucchini, spinach, carrots, radish, cucumbers,
cherries, red cabbage, apricot, and cherries are good sources of catalase.
Coenzyme Q10, a potent anti-aging nutrient, plays an important role in tissue oxygenation. Get your
dose of this antioxidant from spinach, peanuts, and fish.
Vitamin A is an antioxidant vitamin that regulates oil balance in the skin and helps treat and prevent
acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Super foods such as chlorella, spirulina, wheat grass, barley grass, and
kelp also have high concentrations of vitamin A.
Vitamin B7, also known as biotin, forms the basis of healthy skin, hair, and nail cells.
Vitamin C is needed by the body to maintain healthy skin, gums, teeth, and bones. This vitamin is
invaluable in the replacement and generation of tissue. Best food sources of this toxin-neutralizing
antioxidant are citrus fruits, acerola berries, strawberries, rosehips, broccoli, parsley, nettles, and
superfoods such as acai, goji berries, camu-camu, and raw cacao.
Vitamin D promotes the use and assimilation of calcium and magnesium for healthy bones and teeth.
Very few foods contain enough amounts of this vitamin so exposure to sunlight is needed to help the
body create its own vitamin D. Mushrooms, salmon, cod, and certain types of milk fortified with
vitamin D are some food sources of this vitamin.
Vitamin E has been known to diminish the appearance of fine lines on the face, repair connective
tissue, and, along with vitamin C, increase your skin's protection against sun damage. It also
protects vitamins A and C from destruction. Food sources of this powerful antioxidant are goji
berries, nuts, berries, green leafy vegetables, egg yolks, wheat germ, soy, and vegetable oils such as
Calcium is needed by the body to maintain healthy bones and teeth. Spinach, broccoli, kale, lima
beans, apples, bananas, oranges, blackberries, kiwifruit, tomatoes, sardines, dairy, peas, soy
products, salmon, seaweed, artichoke, kale, avocado, peanuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds,
cashew, pistachio, sunflower seeds, strawberries, lemons, and grapes all have ample amounts of
Copper works in conjunction with zinc and vitamin C to produce elastin. Kiwifruit, apples, lima
beans, artichoke, avocado, broccoli, bananas, carrots, cauliflower, cantaloupe, grapes, and
cucumber all contain copper.
Magnesium is necessary for the production of new cells and for healthy bones and teeth. Good see
here sources of this mineral are raw cacao, kelp, kiwi, bananas, oranges, tomatoes, avocado,
summer squash, artichoke, spinach, broccoli, sweet potato, Brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, pine nuts,
almonds, corn, potatoes, peas, kale, and cashew.
Phosphorous promotes healthy teeth and bones and is needed for the acid-alkaline balance in the
body. Kiwi, tomatoes, blackberries, asparagus, mushrooms, lima beans, bananas, sunflower seeds,
pine nuts, peanuts, walnuts, potatoes, kale, avocado, artichoke, lime, cantaloupe, strawberries, and
oranges all contain phosphorus.
Silicon increases bone, nail, hair, and skin strength. It improves wrinkles, skin thickness, skeletal
health, and teeth formation. High-silicon content foods include bell pepper, cucumber (with skin),
spinach, tomatoes, apples, strawberries, oranges, beets, carrots, radish, romaine lettuce, burdock
root, horsetail, and marjoram, which is considered by natural health experts as a super herb.
Sulfur is required by the body for collagen production and maintenance of healthy skin, hair, and
nails. Sulfur can be found in broccoli, kale, pumpkin seeds, asparagus, hemp seeds, garlic, onion,
watercress, and red peppers. If you feel hard-pressed to eat a lot of natural foods to keep your sulfur
levels optimal, you might want to consider taking the supplement MSM or methylsulfonylmethane,
which contains high amounts of sulfur per gram.
Selenium enables the body to efficiently use oxygen. This mineral helps maintain healthy skin due to
its high protein component. Brazil nuts, mushrooms, onion, garlic, asparagus, tomatoes, broccoli,
whole grains, parsley, blackstrap molasses, wheat germ, sesame seeds, poultry, fish and eggs are
especially high in selenium.
Zinc maintains and builds healthy collagen, assists in wound and tissue healing, and prevents the
formation of stretch marks. Good zinc sources include pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, nuts,
parsley, wheat germ, oatmeal, and eggs.
Essential fatty acids prevent skin dryness and inflammation as well as the formation of black heads
and white heads. The body needs EFAs but can not manufacture it; it is therefore important to get
your omega fatty acids from food.
This phytochemical produces in the body an unfavorable environment for bad bacteria. It draws out
toxins stored in cells and tissue, dumping them into the bloodstream for proper elimination.
Green vegetables such as kale, broccoli, and spinach are also great sources of beta-carotene. Lutein
can be obtained by eating green vegetables such as kale, collards, spinach, broccoli, romaine
lettuce, swiss chard, and brussels sprouts. The highest amount of cancer-fighting and anti-aging
lycopene can be found in raw sun-dried tomatoes, then in cooked tomato products such as tomato
sauce and paste, followed by fresh, raw tomatoes.
Bioflavonoids are known to have chelating properties, binding to toxins and eliminating them safely
out of the body. Like other antioxidants they have the ability to neutralize highly unstable and
reactive molecules that are responsible for premature aging. They also help treat varicose veins,
bleeding hemorrhoids, bruises, and gums. Get your medley of primary bioflavonoids such as rutin,
resveratrol, hesperidin, quercetin, and anthocyanins from buckwheat groats and leaves, rosehips,
broccoli, citrus fruits (lemon, oranges, grapefruit, tangerines) berries (blueberries, strawberries,
blackberries, raspberries), papaya, cantaloupe, cucumber, garlic, onion, cherries, plums, apples,
tomatoes, kiwifruit, grapes, red wine, and green tea.
Pycnogenol is known to be fifty times more powerful than vitamin E and twenty times more effective
than vitamin C. Pine bark and grape seeds are high in pycnogenol.
Alpha-lipoic acid increases the power of other antioxidants such as vitamins C and E. This
antioxidant is naturally present in peas, swiss chard, collards, broccoli, spinach, and tomatoes.
Alanine is an amino acid that aids in the development of hair, scalp, and skin. Like zinc and sulfur
alanine speeds up wound healing. Alanine is available in apples, avocado, almonds, olives, and
Arginine aids in the healing and repair of skin and connective tissue. It facilitates weight loss by
helping your body increase muscle mass. Arginine is important in the formation of new bone and
collagen. Dietary sources of this amino acid are cacao, carob, hemp seeds, celery, coconut, peanuts,
wheat germ, soy, dairy, walnuts, almonds, cucumber, sunflower oats, seeds, and beets.
Aspartic acid helps build healthy bones and teeth. Find it in almonds, grapefruit, hemp seeds, lemon,
sprouts, cucumber, and apples.
Cystine contains sulfur, a mineral that helps build strong nails, healthy skin and hair. It promotes
skin elasticity and assists in the production of collagen. Because it binds and destroys free radicals
to heavy metals so that they can be safely eliminated from the body, this amino acid is very
important in detoxification. Poultry, egg yolks, red peppers, apples, yogurt, alfalfa, garlic, onion,
hazel nuts, broccoli, brussels sprouts, oats, wheat germ, and cucumber all contain cystine.
Glutamine plays the biggest role in the body's metabolic processes among all the other amino acids.
It is therefore no coincidence that glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body.
Glycine is needed by the body to build proteins and other amino acids, repair damaged tissue, and
accelerate healing processes. Glycine can be found in fish, dairy, almonds, okra, figs, raspberries,
lemon, oranges, and beans.
Lysine aids in building muscle mass, tissue repair, and collagen formation. Deficiency symptoms of
lysine include hair loss, bloodshot eyes, and retarded growth. Increase your lysine intake by
consuming lima beans, dairy products, fish, potatoes, yeast, soy products, and eggs.
Methionine is an essential amino acid that contains a high amount of sulfur, the fourth most
abundant mineral in the body. This amino acid is vital in collagen formation and in building strong
hair. Like glutathione, methionine is also a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals and
detoxifies the body from heavy metals. Get your dose of methionine by consuming more garlic, dairy,
onions, fish, soybeans, lentils, and other seeds.
Proline helps in the breakdown of fats. Coconut, avocado, almonds, olives, and cucumber are good
sources of proline.
Phenylalanine helps the body get rid of waste matter. Cacao, tomatoes, pineapple, cucumber, apples,
carrots, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy, nuts, millet, sweet potatoes, avocado, spinach, corn, millet, green
peas, chards, and potatoes are all phenylalanine-rich foods.
Serine is needed for muscle growth and tissue detox. Eat pineapple, papaya, apples, cucumber, and
radishes, which all contain serine.
Tryptophan helps the body generate new cells and tissue. Get your tryptophan from peanuts, soy,
dairy, celery, beets, fennel, carrots, spring beans, fish, eggs, and oats.
Threonine is also an essential amino acid that plays a vital role in the formation of collagen, muscle
tissue, and elastin. Soy, chickpeas, lentils, wheat germ, fish, egg yolks, flaxseed, and peanuts are all
rich in threonine.
Tyrosine affects hair tissue, color, and cell growth. Apricots, cucumbers, bananas, lima beans,
pumpkin seeds, almonds, green pepper, strawberries, fish, oats, avocado, and sesame seeds all
Valine, an essential amino acid, is needed by the body for proper muscle metabolism and tissue
repair. Valine can be found in mushrooms, dairy, peanuts, soy, and grains.