To neutralize free radical damage it is favourable to have an antioxidant system of vitamins, minerals, essentially fatty acids, and enzymes working for you. A diet that includes antioxidant rich, raw foods (such as avocado, sweet peppers, berries, melons, green leafy vegetables, oranges, squash, tomatoes and pineapples) is key to glowing healthy from the inside-out!
Remember to eat foods rich in essential fatty acids: freshly ground flax seeds sprinkled over your salad or in a smoothy, avocado in a salad or blended soup, or virgin olive oil mixed with some lemon juice to create a flavourful dressing.
Collagen gives skin its firmness and elasticity. Without collagen skin sags, wrinkles, and looks aged. Avocado has substances that are high in vitamins A, D, and E. Rich in essential fatty acids avocados help prevent damaged skin.
There are two essential fatty acids:
Alpha-Linolenic acid (LNA) or Omega 3 is found in abundance in hemp seed, flax seed, pumpkin seed, walnuts, and dark green leaves.
Linoleic acid (LA) or Omega 6 is found in abundance in safflower, hemp, walnut, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, and flax.