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Antioxidants For Health & Beauty

What Are Antioxidants?

Antioxidants are molecules produced in the body such as Glutathione (The Master Antioxidant), and others are found in foods such as A, C, E, and flavonoids (phytochemicals).

These molecules protect against unstable molecules in the body and are known as free radicals. Like everything in life, there must be a balance between the two. When there are not enough antioxidants to combat free radicals, this leads to oxidative stress, causing damage to cells, proteins, DNA, and will expedite the aging process. Topically, antioxidants do the same for your skin, protecting against cellular damage and assisting in a brighter, more even complexion, as well as combating fine lines and wrinkles.

Causes of oxidative stress are environmental, toxins, chemo, radiation, stress, trauma, infections, drugs, alcohol, too much exercise etc. Remember that too much of a good thing can also have consequences within the body.

To combat oxidative stress, eat a wide variety of brightly-colored plant foods on the daily, and feed your skin with an array of antioxidants and hydration. Get your beauty sleep, and include yoga, meditation, and deep breathing into your weekly routine.

 

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Resources and Links:

FOOD & HEALTH

NRDC

Center for Science in the Public Interest

US Right To Know - Pursuing truth and transparency in our food system.

EWG's Food Scores

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

UNDERSTANDING YOUR LAB TESTS


SKINCARE

http://www.Cir-safety.org

https://thedermreview.com/

https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

https://incidecoder.com/ingredients

 

PRODUCT LINKS

LiveWell Complete Plant-Based Protein Powder

ZeroWater (counter top filter)

Smart Sweets 

M3 Naturals Anti-Cellulite Massage Oil 

Tinted Powder Sunscreen SPF 30 by Mineral Fusion

Oil Blotting Tissues by Mineral Fusion 

Nail Polish Remover by Mineral Fusion 

Facial loofah 

Skin Brush 

Pumice Stone 

 

None of the statements or products contained herein this article are intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

Further reading:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19650429/

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324863

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/antioxidants-explained

https://www.healthline.com/health/what-are-flavonoids-everything-you-need-to-know


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