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Whether the wrinkles will appear earlier on our face and whether our skin will be sagging, blotchy and with tiny pimples or we will enjoy a nice skin and tan for years, depends not only on the cosmetic procedures we do, but also on our healthy diet.
Vitamins are very important for our whole body and we obtain them only through the food. When our body is sick, this appears on our skin as a mirror. What our food certainly must contain, so that we have nice skin:
From it our body derives vitamin A – the most important key factor in protecting against flu. At shortage of carotene, the walls of the cells of the mucous membrane dry out and become more prone to various viruses. It is contained in vegetables and fruits – as red, deep yellow or orange, they are as more carotene they contain.
It has antidote effect and increases the production of interferon in the body. The interferon increases the resistance of cells against disease organisms and neutralizes viruses. Vitamin C can be found in citrus fruits. White skin under their bark, which we usually throw away, is very beneficial. It is also contained in potatoes, peppers and fresh vegetables, especially in salads.
It helps your body to increase it’s resistance. It is found in brewer’s yeast, wheat germ, whole grains, egg yolks, yogurt. The most common of Vitamin B group – B6 and B12 mainly take part in the metabolism. The combination between vitamin B12 – cobalamin and vitamin C in active form – ascorbic acid accelerates the l-carnitine production in the body almost double, which helps us lose weight faster and gives us more energy.
The micronutrient that reduces our susceptibility to infections. Manganese is absolutely necessary for development, metabolism, and our antioxidant system. It is found in whole grains, dried vegetables, wheat germ, brewer’s yeast, salad, sea products.
It promotes the excretion of toxins from the body, improves cell respiration and strengthens the bronchi. It is found in cabbage, radishes and turnips, in egg yolk, garlic, leeks, onions.
It contributes to the formation of lymphocytes, that play an important role in the immune system. It acts hematopoetic and increases the endurance of the body under workloads. Most zinc in our bodies is in the brain, muscle, bones, kidney, and liver, with the highest concentrations in the prostate and parts of the eye. You can get it from meat and fish, brewer’s yeast and wheat germ, whole-grain bread and egg yolk, liver and salads.
Herbs & Spices
Herbs and spices are also very important, because they contain essential oils with antibacterial action, while maintaining the production of interferon in the body. Especially noteworthy are the curry, red pepper, fennel seed, cumin, cinnamon, garlic, juniper, parsley and onion, and mint, thyme, marjoram, sage, summer savory, of which you can make a tea, or use them in herbal compresses for face.