Prunes Are Good for You, Looking Like One? Not So Much

Skin care is extremely important in maintaining a healthy and youthful look. Thanks to a multi-billion dollar cosmetic industry there are hundreds of products out that will help you combat aging skin. Some people even mash up fruits and veggies and spread them over their face to help battle the ravages of time. However one of the most understated ways to achieve healthy looking skin is by simply juicing recipes that include veggies and fruits that are known to have beneficial skin care properties.

What you want to find are those fruits and veggies high in antioxidants as they combat the free radicals loose in our systems. Most of the recipes you already know of are beneficial to your skin, so if you are not concentrating on your skin per say, be assured that as long as you are juicing there's a good chance you are replenishing your skin by default.

BTW, free radicals are to skin as a power outage is to an ACDC concert, just so you know. To combat this menace, ingest any food item rich in vitamin A, C and E as these have excellent anti-oxidation qualities. To go nuclear on free radicals make sure you add a healthy dose of water (8 to 10 glasses every day) as water is a key ingredient for skin health.

Consider juicing the following to help in your skin care regimen:
  • plums, nectarines, peaches all have low glycerin compared to other fruits.
  • Antioxidants and natural acids in yogurt and most fruit will lightly and nourish the skin, so try adding some yogurt to your favorite juice next time.
  • Berries of all kinds have known antioxidant properties and are elements of natural anti-inflammation. They can be used to prevent and repair damaged skin. Berries also help to add great flavor to what may otherwise be a bland or poor tasting juice.
As I mentioned, pretty much any juicing recipes that include fruits and veggies are bound to have extremely beneficial qualities to your skin's health, but by adding some of the suggestions listed above you will be going that extra mile for your largest organ. :-)

3 comments:

Geraldine said...

I love, love, love prunes and so far I don't look like one!!! LOL

P Clik said...

Geraldine,

LOL!! I'm sure you don't :-) My sister is a prune fanatic - strange cravings as she eats her prunes with cashew nuts - go figure. Of course she is pregnant so I guess that's to be expected.

Jesses Girl said...

Speaking of cravings I also love prunes. I eat them when I want a sticky or sweet snack. They never fail to make me happy. The only thing I have to make sure of is not to eat more than 10 or 12. As far as taste is concerned I could probably eat three times as much.