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Antioxidants Make for Great Skin

Acne is definitely a skin condition that relies on even, stable hormone control (be sure to read here for hormonal acne treatments – natural of course!), since a lot of acne is hormonally driven. However, there are a number of other golden rules when it comes to maintaining clear, supple, ageless and flawless looking skin over time as well, and that includes the intake of a lot of antioxidants in your diet.

Not only are antioxidants excellent for your overall health and disease prevention regimen, but they contribute greatly to the beautiful skin that you see on celebrities and  models as well.

If you see someone with beautiful, glowing skin, chances are, they get a lot of antioxidant rich foods in their diet, it’s just a simple fact.  There are even acne remedies that are based on strong antioxidant dosage, like the popular one called Acnezine, which uses antioxidant (and anti free radical, which are cells that destroy healthy skin cells and help further acne) therapy as it’s primary weapon.

When you think of antioxidants, you may think of fruits and veggies, and you are right, many of these precious system-scrubbing agents are found in these products of the earth. However, there are also antioxidants in certain meats, fish, and grains, just usually in a smaller concentration.  The added benefit of having a diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables is that they also contain a lot of fiber, as well as a host of other vitamins and minerals, which often work in unison in the body to help with maximum absorption and utilization of the antioxidant power they carry.

Antioxidants may also be supplemented in the diet by taking certain dietary supplements, or drinking them as well, such as getting them in a great organic green tea with lemon (lemon helps your body to absorb up to 6 times the antioxidants that green tea offers, isn’t that crazy!?).  Even though supplements and vitamins can help boost your antioxidant intake, it’s still highly recommended that you get the bulk of these nutrients through the foods you eat.

Foods, and I mean whole, natural and preferably organic, produce is one of the best ways to ensure your body properly absorbs all nutrients that these little organisms have to offer. Nature is sort of perfect in the way it designed certain things, and who are we to mess with nature and put it in a capsule for everything? Supplements for acne as well as for any other health regimen are great, I recommend them and take them, but they are always going to be secondary to a healthful, wholesome diet.

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October 25, 2010 at 8:58 pm
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