Flavonoids and Collagen
A Beauty Treatment in your Foods!
Eat your way to Youthful Skin.
Collagen. Many women have heard of it from the beauty professionals who create creams and potions that have very distinct ways of promising women that this cream will repair and replenish worn out collagen, but what if I told you that there is another way to repair and replenish the collagen cells in your skin without having to solely rely on the beauty department for your skin problems? It is more simple than you might think.
The mitochondria, the powerhouse for your cell, suffers from free radical damage. Flavonoids, with their anti-oxidant rich sequence, are there to fight free radical damage, or, otherwise known as, characteristic signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, loss of skin tissue, and loss of the skin’s protective barrier or the thinning of the skin. Furthermore, to combat free-radicals or oxidative damage, a good place to start is inside of your body, but not everything put in there will help.
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Not All Food is Created Equal
For example, there are different types of farmers, those farmers that have workers spray harmful pesticides on their crops, who genetically modify their foods, and raise chickens and other livestock with antibiotics. Then, there are farmers who grow organic crops, never spray their crops with harmful pesticides, nor ever treat their livestock with antibiotics. Which farm do you think the healthier food is grown and raised on? Think about it, food is grown and treated differently, that affects how well the Flavonoids will act as a natural medication for your mitochondria, but more on that later. For now, let us take a look at what specific foods help you accomplish this natural medicine to repair your skin and bring it back a more healthy and more Youthful state.
To get the most out of your Flavonoids, you have to looks for the correct foods, not pizza, not popcorn, not nachos, while they all taste very good, and have some other heath benefits about them, they do not help you with your free-radicals or oxidative damage, but berries from black to blue to red, you know, the ones you top your oatmeal with or throw into your smoothie? Would you think that kale or red cabbage had more Flavonoids count in them? The red cabbage, of course! Just think about that potent red color. It is apple picking season, so load up on all things apples. The brighter and more vibrant the color of the food, the more chances that the Flavonoid count is way, way up. So go bold and enjoy your brightly colored plate, because your skin will tickle you with thank yous. Notice your face look safer, more radiant, and youthful, with a body colored diet.
Murray, Michael T., et al. The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods. Time Warner International, 2006
Diaz, Cameron. The Longetivity Book. 1st ed., HarperCollins , 2016.