Sunshine and Antioxidants
With school out, summer in full swing and the sun shining at its best, we spend countless hours outside. Weather it is playing at the park, sport relative, vacation, or working we often forget about our largest organ, our skin! Our bodies take the beating from the sun. We thought we would share a few tips on how to protect your skin from sun damage and also a few foods that would also help in repairing of skin damage.
Sunscreen: When choosing a sunscreen lotion please be aware and read the labels, general rule of thumb if you cannot pronounce the name of the ingredient or it ends in the following oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate do not use as they are harmful to your body. We have look for a few brands that are safe, earth friendly and actually do work .
Sprouted Foods: Sprouted foods are higher in antioxidants than any other source out there. Sprouted foods contain some of the highest known levels of antioxidants; they increase up to 1000% in some sprouted foods. Antioxidants, including ligans, prevent free radical damage and dangerous fat buildups. Antioxidants are important for the regulation of blood sugar levels. Sprouted foods have double the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) value of compared to non-sprouted foods.Here are Bio-Kinetics we know the important of getting quality, dense nutrition that will help us in every aspect of your life including internal protection from the sun.
Other High Antioxidant Plant Based: A few other plant based food that are also great to add into your diet and are helpful in repairing of the skin cells from the damage done from the sun are these. Try adding these super foods into your daily diet, Acai berry, Aloe Vera, Apricots, Avocadoes, Beets, Beans, Lentils, blueberries, broccoli, buckwheat, coconut, cinnamon, dark chocolate, figs, chia seeds, goji berries, green tea, maca, peppers, quinoa, and wheat grass.
Drink a lot of water and stay hydrated. Enjoy your summer fun filled days.
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