Antioxidants help to quench free radicals, and this can keep your skin looking younger! In fact, they can help as much or maybe more than using a good skin care product! Antioxidants are found in many foods, especially fruits and vegetables, and are especially high in many berries. B Complex and E complex vitamins are also great antioxidants, found in abundance in whole grains and nuts and seeds. Some great foods for your skin include berries as well as avocados and leafy greens. Organic food often contains higher levels of antioxidants, and so does food that is fresh from the farm, so try to eat organic from the farm or your garden as much as you can!
If you don’t think you get enough antioxidants in your diet, or want to supplement to add more of them to your diet, we highly recommend food-based supplements like dried greens and fruit and berry mixes. Just make sure they take care when they dry them – using low temperatures to preserve the nutrients.
Glutathione helps the body reuse other antioxidants, and has been called the “master antioxidant” by many. Glutathione is produced by the body, but as we age, most of us produce less and less glutathione. This seems to speed up the aging process, as we have more difficulty quenching free radicals. These free radicals age your skin as well as your body, and contribute to many diseases, including cancer and heart disease.