Antioxidant pigments beneficial to your health and your skin

Dry, dull skin, full of small imperfections and fine lines is due to the environment in general. While a good night’s sleep can help you to have healthier skin, diet also plays a very important role when it comes to internal and external well-being.

What is a pigment in fruits and vegetables?

This article discusses foods, or more specifically the antioxidant pigments in foods that can help to achieve healthier skin.  Speaking of antioxidant pigments, why are antioxidants important? Pigments are responsible for the orange, red, green, purple colouring of fruits and vegetables. In carrots, for example, beta-carotene is responsible for the orange colouring that gives them their special character. In green vegetables and fruits such as avocado, kiwi, broccoli and cabbage, chlorophyll and lutein are the two main pigments responsible for their green colours. Well, all these pigments have one thing in common: they are perfect antioxidants.

What are the benefits of antioxidants?

For humans, naturally, the skin contains antioxidants, but their potency decreases due to aggression. However, the antioxidant pigments contained in plants help to fight against aging, wrinkles, spots, dryness as well as damage to the skin, such as UV rays. Berries, cranberries, walls and blueberries, for example, have great antioxidant properties due to their pigments. They can become powerful antioxidants, fight against oxidative stress, and the action of free radicals on the cells skullcap roots are also rich a much broader spectrum of antioxidants.

Pigments with antioxidant properties

Carrots contain an antioxidant called beta-carotene, which allows our bodies to make vitamin A. Vitamin A keeps the immune system healthy. Vitamin C stimulates collagen production and vitamin E is known to fight free radicals. Tomatoes contain antioxidants called lycopene, which help maintain normal skin, fight skin problems and protect the skin against UV radiation and free radicals. Some antioxidants help to protect against cardiovascular diseases, urinary tract infections and bladder mucosa. Therefore, instead of spending astronomical sums of money on cosmetic care and creams, it is better to be aware of the power of antioxidants.

 

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