Our ‘passion for prevention’ is a never ending quest. Our family of professional educators, aestheticians, artists, botanists and medical experts are constantly reading and researching new ways to improve the health & wellness of our bodies largest organ – our skin.
Inspired by a recent article in the Huffington Post, we are excited to share the first of an eight part series on “Foods for Healthy Skin.”
- Are rich in Vitamins B5, C and K. Vitamin B5 aids in the production and maintenance of healthy DNA and the production of new blood cells. Vitamin C is necessary for regulating the production of sebum. Sebum is an oily secretion of the sebaceous glands of the skin. Too much sebum is one of the root causes of acne. Vitamin K is essential for blood clotting, wound healing, and skin elasticity.
- Contain high levels of the antioxidant polyphenols. Polyphenols are helpful in destroying free radical cell damage as well as improving circulation and oxygenation of the skin.
- Are a great source of ellagic acid. Ellagic acid helps to reduce skin inflammation and break outs, while also preventing collagen destruction caused by exposure to sun.
- Include a natural source of potassium that is a necessary mineral and electrolyte. Potassium further helps regulate the water content of your skin cells.
- Are rich in iron, a constituent part of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin helps absorb oxygen, which is then carried to our skin’s cells. Oxygenated skin has improved skin tone, improved smoothness and an overall fresher appearance.
- Seed oil contains punicic acid. Punicic acid is an omega 5 conjugated fatty acid, effective in stimulating keratinocyte proliferation as well as promoting regeneration of the epidermis.
- A good source of soluble fiber. Fiber, glorious fiber, helps flush away toxins from our body. The result… a smoother flow of nutrients into skin cells, so that the skin appears firmer, clearer and healthier.
- Are easily available year round in fresh, frozen, dried and juice forms. Pomegranates nutrients are also available in powdered and capsular dietary supplements.
- Are nutritionally valuable. A 1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds contains 72 calories, 16 grams of carbohydrates, 1.5 grams of fiber, and 3.5 grams of protein.
Healthy Pomegranate recipe links we love!
- Pomegranate Salsa
- Pearl Barley Salad with Apples, Pomegranate and Pine Nuts
- Pomegranate Granola Bar
- Pomegranate Non-Alcoholic Cooler
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