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Carotenoids are a class of pigments that contribute to the red, orange, or yellow colors of fruits and vegetables due to its molecular structure.
For your skin:
According to Skin Pharmacology & Physiology, carotenoids, like lycopene and beta-carotene, protect your skin against UV-radiation damage and are also known to have cancer-fighting properties.
For your eyes:
Three dietary carotenoids (lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin) form the pigment in the macula of the eyes (or“macular pigment") that protects the millions of photoreceptor cells located in this small area of the central retina. Think of them as our body’s natural sunglasses!
It is an essential mineral that is a component of an antioxidant enzyme (glutathione reductase) that is key in tissue respiration ( the metabolic process in which our living cells absorb oxygen and release carbon dioxide) or simply the way we utilize energy from what we absorb and ingest.
For Boosting Absorption:
Vitamin E and Selenium work in synergy (as found in this study) to protect cells from free radical damage. Selenium exerts its anti-oxidant effect within the cell itself, while Vitamin E works in the cell membranes, which enclose the cell. An excess of one of these nutrients will help to counteract a deficiency of the other. However, optimum amounts of both are necessary to minimize oxidation-induced tissue damage as they are both "used-up" in the process of detoxifying free-radicals.
Foods high in Vitamin E: spinach, almonds, avocado, and sweet potato.
For your skin:
- Skin receives 80% of its free radical damage from exposure to the sun’s rays while the tissues other than skin have more than 85% of all free radical damage coming from the cell’s own metabolism. These are just a few reasons as to why it's important to give your body whole foods so it can maintain inherent protective functions like those of antioxidants or the previously mentioned carotenoid pigments.
Reboot with Flax Seed
Sensitive skin can be identified as the “alteration of the skin barrier”..so what can be done to prevent this and protect our largest organ? Well, supplementation of flax seed oil or (1.5 tsp of flax seeds) has been shown to diminish skin sensitivity, improve skin barrier function along with the skins general condition. Specifically, this study reported an increase in “trans epidermal water loss” and an increase in skin hydration! My favorite part about flax seeds is that you can bake them without destroying the omega-3 healthy fats and store them for months without spoilage or oxidation. That's one point for flax seeds being shelf stable, and another for keeping our skin on point!
Eat for your nourishment!
Cucumber & Cantaloupe Salad
Recipe type: Snack, Side-Dish.
Server: 4 cups
VEGETARIAN/GF | To make this recipe VEGAN: omit feta.
- 1 cut cantaloupe
- 1 sliced cucumber
- 1 sprig of basil
- 1/2 cup of Athenos Fat-Free Feta
- Optional: A dash of flax or chia seeds for added nutritive value!
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl & serve. Once mixed, refrigerate for at least 15 min. Reboot & Enjoy!
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