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Who would not like to have beautiful skin and look attractive?  Although we inherit most of features from our parents and our family but lots of it also depends on how we take care of them. Eating enough fruit and vegetables could be the secret to looking good and having attractive skin. There are many things that you can do to improve your appearance and the way you look and there are many ways your skin benefits when you fill up on fruit. Fruits and vegetables are filled with antioxidants that can help prevent infections, reduce inflammation, and boost your immunity.  Fruits contain an array of vitamins and minerals which are beneficial to the body.

According to Dr. Chidoze Mpama of the Obafemi Awolowo Teaching Hospital (OAUTH), “Studies show that antioxidants may help protect skin against ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Free radicals formed by oxidative damage are proven to speed up the process of aging. Antioxidant rich foods can assist with counteracting this damage caused by pollution, stress, or poor high intakes of vitamin C, beta carotene, and other antioxidants have been linked to a decrease in the appearance of wrinkles and skin dryness.”

He added vitamins and minerals can do everything from speeding cell turnover (to reveal healthier skin underneath) to protecting skin from the sun’s damaging rays. Free radicals are particles that can harm skin cells and reduce collagen, making skin more wrinkle-prone. You can offset free radical damage by consuming antioxidant-rich blueberries. Avocado has much moisturizing vitamin E. Not only does vitamin E ease dry skin. it also reduce free radicals and protect against damaging UV rays, so also Onions are not just good as flavor to our food, they are also rich in quercetin; an antioxidant that protects against wrinkles.

Some of the antioxidants that are known to boost skin health include:

Beta-carotene and carotenoids, found in orange and yellow fruits such as cantaloupe, guava, mango, and passion fruit; vitamin C found in citrus fruits, berries, melons, pineapple, mango, and kiwi and vitamin E, found in berries, guava, kiwi, mango, nectarine, peaches, and pomegranates.

“Looking at spinach it is loaded with antioxidants, spinach can help reduce the onset of wrinkles. It also helps strengthen skin tissue and possesses anti-inflammatory properties which flush out toxins, giving clear, glowing skin, also the presence of malic acid in strawberry makes it a natural whitening agent. It also has loads of antioxidants which lend your skin a healthy radiance from within.” He Concluded

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