Thursday, March 29, 2018

Sleep Like a Baby Again so Sleep Deprivation Doesn't Getcha!

Lack of sleep not only leaves you dragging and grumpy the next day, but can affect your attention, concentration, memory, problem solving and other cognitive functions. Even worse, statistics show that not getting enough sleep can be dangerous in various ways. First, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are around 100,000 car accidents attributed to fatigue yearly in the United States. Then consider all the injuries and accidents at work that are also a result of lack of sleep. And finally there is the danger to your health as sleep disorders and chronic lack of sleep can increase your risk for heart disease or attack, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, and other medical conditions. Add to all this that not getting enough sleep can affect your weight and contribute to obesity. One study reported that those getting less than 6 hours of sleep a night compared to those getting 7 to 9 hours were 30% more likely to be obese. Other research has reported findings that according to sleep specialist Dr. Allison Siebern explain how not enough sleep creates an increase in peptides that stimulate hunger and lead to cravings for unhealthy type fatty and carb filled foods. Lack of sleep can also trigger the release of cortisol, a stress hormone, which affects skin health. With all these possible threats, you can see how important it is to get a good night's sleep. We all need a little help getting to sleep sometimes, but if you chronically lose sleep it is especially important to find ways to get good quality sleep. If you find that your sleep problems are becoming chronic, you may have a condition that will need to be addressed. For example, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and arthritis can all have insomnia as a symptom. If you have had sleep problems for a month or more, it may be time to consult your healthcare provider. For those whose sleep problems are not that severe, here are some tips to try that can help with falling asleep, staying asleep and improving your quality of sleep.

  • Melatonin is a hormone responsible for regulation of the circadian rhythm that is responsible for the cycle of sleeping and waking the body goes through. When we sleep, the absence of light triggers the body's production of melatonin. Lowering lights several hours before going to bed and using a low watt light to read if you read before bedtime can help produce melatonin to bring on drowsiness. Avoid using devices with light right before bed too like the TV or computer and turn digital clocks or other devices with lights away from you when going to bed. If you get up during the night to go to the bathroom, have a nightlight to guide you so you don't have to turn on overhead bright lights. 

  • Michael Breus, PhD., author of Good Night: The Sleep Doctor's 4-Week Program to Better Sleep and Better Health, suggests developing a routine in the evening hours to wind down before bed. Find relaxing activities and save more stimulating tasks that require movement and thinking for daytime. 

  • Choose a bedtime and a wake-up time and stick to them even on the weekends. Establishing a routine for when to go to sleep and when to wake up helps the body and the brain get used to this cycle and adhere to it. 

  • Some people find taking an extract of Valerian useful for reducing anxiety and helping relax them for sleep. There is research to support this type of herbal tincture as useful in improving the quality of sleep and research that doesn't support those claims. It may be worth a try to see if this is something that works for you or not. The same is true for German chamomile made into a tea, Roman chamomile in tincture form and kava kava. It is a good idea to check with your healthcare provider however to see if these are safe for your individual conditions. 

  • Tryptophan aids in producing serotonin which studies from the 1960's and 1970's showed have a part in being able to go to sleep. Tryptophan can be found in food sources such as turkey, nuts like pistachios, almonds and cashews, beans, eggs, bananas, honey, milk and foods high in good carbohydrates like grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. 

  • According to Michael Breus, PhD., the stimulation from caffeine can be present for as long as 8 hours so avoiding caffeine that long before bedtime can help with being able to fall asleep quickly. Caffeine affects the quality of sleep you get too so drink your coffee early in the day and lay off once afternoon arrives. That also applies to other caffeinated foods, drinks and medications that may have caffeine. 

  • Exercise is definitely on the list of healthy living tasks, but doing exercise too close to bedtime can interfere with being able to get to sleep. Staying active and exercising earlier in the day can help you get to sleep at night, just make sure you avoid stimulating an adrenaline rush before beginning to prepare your body for sleep and stop 3 or 4 hours before bedtime. If you need to do some type of movement before bedtime, try yoga, tai chi, or qigong. 

  • Eating rich, spicy and high fat or protein rich foods or just eating a lot before bedtime can also interfere with your quality of sleep by causing your digestive system to work harder. This can also mean sleep being disrupted by needing to get up to use the bathroom throughout the night. If you need a light snack before bed, go with complex carbs and dairy and stop all foods an hour before going to bed. Cereal and milk or cheese and crackers both make good before bed snack. Drinking before bedtime can also interrupt sleep with trips to the bathroom. If this is a problem for you, cut off all liquids two hours before bedtime. 

  • Bifidus is one the friendly forms of bacteria that live in your large intestine. This form of bacteria not only helps you with digestion, but also produces the calming and soothing B-vitamins that can help you relax and wind down at night. Taking 2-4 capsules of bifidus before getting ready for bed can help with digestive symptoms and lead to more restful sleep.

  • Bromelain is an enzyme that occurs naturally in pineapple. Enzymes make it easier for the body to absorb the nutrients it needs to function properly and help your body break down foods more quickly and efficiently, so your body doesn't have to work quite as hard to process your food. When you are feeling burned out, stressed or finding it hard to sleep due to digestive issues, it is especially helpful to help your body save energy. You'll find bromelain as well as the enzymes papain, protease, lipase, and serratiopeptidase, together with AFA bluegreen algae, in this enzyme and algae supplement.

  • Many people think drinking alcohol helps them get to sleep and that can be true. The problem is that effect doesn't last through the entire night. Drinking alcohol before bed can actually cause you to wake up more in the night, bring on nightmares, cause a headache, cause night sweats and cause you to not get as good quality of sleep. Drinking warm milk or chamomile tea on the other hand help with sleep. If you do drink alcohol in the evening, also drink a glass of water for each alcoholic beverage you consume. This can help dilute the effects. 

  • If you have reasons that you do have to skimp on sleep for a period of time you may need to work on getting the best nutrition you can to stay focused and alert during the day. This supplement was created for those with a demanding, high-stakes lifestyle, where heightened focus and mental clarity is a critical factor and uses the wholefood nutrition of organic wild bluegreen algae, eleuthero, Ginkgo biloba, Lion's Mane, bee pollen, wheatgrass juice, and noni for nutritional support.

The best way to stay healthy in mind, spirit and body is to get the proper amount of good quality sleep each night. When you can't do that or have trouble falling to sleep, give some of these sleep tips a try and see which ones help you find a way to increase the amount and the quality of sleep you need.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Need a Brain Boost? Try Nerve Growth Factor

The brain is the control center of the body, a key part of the nervous system, and needs to be in good health to keep everything running smoothly. If your brain needs a boost, it may be you need a boost of NGF or nerve growth factor. Nerve growth factor is a protein that is produced by the NGF gene and the neurons or nerve cells need it to grow and to flourish. The brain has between 80 and 120 billion nerve cells. The nerve cells that are responsible for the transmission of pain, touch and temperature are especially dependent on this protein and without it can die. Nerve growth factor also aids in producing neurons in the central and peripheral nervous systems, repairing damaged nerves, and can prevent nervous system based diseases and conditions such as multiple sclerosis. When we don't have enough nerve growth factor or the blood brain barrier prevents the brain from getting enough to make new neurons, we need to find ways to get more than what the body naturally produces. 

Feeding Your Nerve Growth Factor
Vitamins E and B can help with nerve regeneration and production of nerve growth factor can be aided by supplementation with certain foods and supplements. Almonds and other nuts, green leafy vegetables like spinach, seeds, olives, asparagus, and eggs are all good food sources for vitamin E and vitamin B comes in foods like beans, breads, egg yolks, fish, liver, meat, dairy products, nuts, peanut butter, whole grains, poultry, beets, papaya, oranges, and lentils. Lion's Mane mushroom, also known as Hericum erinaceus, has substances such as erinacines that stimulate production of nerve growth factor and that will pass through the blood brain barrier. Research on Lion's Mane has shown it can help not only protect the nervous system and keep it healthy, but also can boost cognitive processes. An easy way to get Lion's Mane into your diet is with this algae and Lion's Mane supplement. Not only do you get the brain boosting power of Lion's Mane mushrooms, but also lots of antioxidant nutrition from noni and wheatgrass juice, bee pollen reported to have a high amino acid content useful for stimulating memory and concentration, and Gingko biloba which has been used for a long time to promote increased memory and mental concentration by increasing circulation and providing increased oxygenation of brain cells, as well as AFA bluegreen algae to feed the brain with essential fatty acids and other needed nutrients for a healthy brain.

You may never have heard of nerve growth factor before, but your brain and nervous system know all about it and how important it is to your health, brain functions and nervous system. Now that you are up to speed on how this important protein helps you, make sure you get enough when your brain needs a boost.

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Sources:
http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene/NGF
http://www.foursigmafoods.com/lions-mane-nutrients-for-your-nerves 
http://nervehealthsupport.com/nerve-growth-factor/



Thursday, March 22, 2018

Minding Your PEAs and Qs for Excellent Health

Especially your PEAs, which in this case stands for phenylethylamine, are important to mind for your mind. PEA is a naturally occurring substance in the human body that is linked to energy, mood, feelings of well-being, and attention. PEA comes from the amino acid phenylalanine and is a vital part of your brain function and responsible for feelings of pleasure as well as mental acuity. Not getting enough PEA can make it difficult to learn new things, make quick decisions, form new memories, stick to a diet, find pleasure in life, be in a good mood, regulate neurons, and reduce stress. One of the functions of PEA is how it acts as a neurotransmitter for the nervous system. Research shows that PEA triggers hormones like dopamine and norepinephrine which are connected to the fight or flight response, elevate heart rate, sex drive and pleasurable feelings. Your body can and does make its own PEA, from the amino acid phenylalanine, but it often doesn't make enough to keep up with the demand and we need to get more from outside sources. Eating foods or supplements with PEA can have positive effects on mood, decrease appetite, improve concentration, and according to a 1996 study in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry Clinical Neuroscience, can help with depression.

Minding Your PEAs With AFA Bluegreen Algae
Cheddar cheese, AFA bluegreen algae and chocolate are all food sources for PEA. Bluegreen algae has 20 different amino acids of which phenylalanine is one. Amino acids found in AFA are the building blocks of healthy nerve cells and neurotransmitters vital for proper brain function. Phenylethylamine, or PEA, comes from the deep blue pigment in algae and has been shown to elevate the mood, decrease appetite, act as a natural mental energy activator and help biomodulate emotions and mood swings. AFA also has the nutrients to help out your brain by increasing production of tryptophan, endorphins, and serotonin. It has the lipopolysaccharides and C-phycocyanin from the blue pigment in blue green algae that stimulate your natural stem cell activity, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and stimulate macrophages which support your immune system function, is loaded with antioxidants in its trace minerals, vitamins, and pigments. So not only does your brain benefit from the nutrition in AFA, but the rest of the body benefits too.

The type of bluegreen alage that is the heart of the algae with the cell wall removed is especially conducive for enhancing activity in the brain. Since the brain is the most nutrient-demanding organ in the body, bluegreen algae provides whole food nutrition to help feed it. Besides the amino acids found in bluegreen algae that feed and enhance brain activity, it also provides essential omega-3 fatty acids, and helps maintain normal, healthy blood chemistry of the blood that feeds the brain.

That's a lot of nutritional value in a simple capsule or tablet. Give your brain a helping hand and ask yourself if you are minding your PEAs and getting enough.

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Sources:
http://www.earthclinic.com/supplements/phenethylamine.html
http://www.livestrong.com/article/306361-phenylethylamine-for-weight-loss/
http://www.slideshare.net/gal15sporty/benefits-of-using-phenylethylamine-pea-powder



Thursday, March 15, 2018

Stressed Out Coping with Stress? Simple Natural Solutions to Help

We all have varying degrees of stress at different times and have maybe learned some ways that work for us in coping with stress. We also know that stress can be very detrimental to our health. The more stress we are under, the more we know we have to get a grip on it and that just adds to the stress. So how do we get out of this Catch-22? The more stressed we are the harder it is to concentrate on those coping skills we've developed. Well relax, we've got some simple natural solutions to help you out in times of crisis when coping with stress.

How Stress Affects Us
First, let's take a look at how stress works on the body. When we are under stress it triggers the release of cortisol in the body. This raises blood sugar levels and blood pressure. That is why often when we are stressed we crave sugary and fatty comfort foods. This extra cortisol release can lead to the body storing body fat, and interfere with getting good quality sleep which can in turn lead to weight gain, reduced energy levels, poor memory, decreased cognitive function and negative effects on the immune system. Stress can also affect digestion, cause heartburn, stomach cramping and diarrhea and research is showing it can affect brain tissue that regulates emotions and self-control. It can also be linked to skin conditions such as psoriasis and acne, and to an increase in risk of stroke.

Coping with Stress Simply
Here is a simple, convenient recipe to support your body at times when stress takes over to get you over the hump until your current life crisis passes.

1 to 4 supplement packets containing 2 kinds of bluegreen algae, enzyme, and probiotics

-- plus one of the following options --

1 to 2 capsules of this immune system support supplement
1 to 2 capsules of coenzyme Q10
1 to 2 capsules of this stem cell support supplement

How It Works
Why does this simple recipe work in coping with stress? Your body needs extra nutritional support to counteract the effects of stress. The supplement packets are quick and easy to take, have blue green algae for mental clarity and physical energy, enzymes to support digestion and get the most nutrition out of the food you eat and probiotics to provide an extra boost to the digestive system. Then, depending on which supplement you choose from the list, you get additional benefits. Giving your immune system strong support, promoting heart and gum health, plus providing cellular and physical energy with coenzyme Q10 or promoting stem cell production in your body and supporting the body's healing processes.

More Natural Solutions for Coping With Stress
Eating foods with magnesium, B vitamins and chlorophyll can also help in relieving stress. As your body becomes stressed it uses up these stress relievers more quickly so that just when you need them the most, they are the least available to you. Eating lots of leafy greens, halibut, oysters, nuts and seeds can give you the extra nutrition you need to support your body through the times you are coping with stress.

Our bodies also need more proteins when we are under stress. Be sure to get the "good proteins" though, as in the type from whole grains, soy, sprouts and bluegreen algae. Good proteins support your body's ability to handle stress, both physically and mentally. If you can't get all the extra protein you need from your food, consider taking this supplement with bluegreen algae and sprouts. Another great supplement to add to your diet is this one with nine different algae rich in minerals and phytonutrients, combined for full-spectrum nutrition.

Don't get caught in the dilemma of not having the stress relieving vitamins and nutrients you need when stress takes over. Give our simple supplement recipe a try and load up on stress relieving foods to literally eat your way out of the health concerns associated with a stressful lifestyle. Then find activities that work for you to help you in coping with stress whether it's a hobby, going for walks in the woods, meditation, or whatever helps you "get away from it all" for a while. Learning ways to help yourself in coping with stress will make for a happier, healthier you.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Healthy Aging: Natural Solutions for Achy Breaky Joints

Part of healthy aging is to start paying attention to joint health. As we get older, our joints are one of the places we are likely to feel soreness and pain. Sore joints usually are caused by inflammation from overuse or an injury or due to damage from free radicals in your body. Free radicals result from conditions such as stress, heavy exercise, overwork, poor nutrition, and environmental toxicity. Inflammation is the body's response to foreign invaders, irritation or injury and causes redness, warmth, swelling, and pain. Sometimes the body attacks itself with inflammation even when there are no foreign substances. Certain types of arthritis are good examples of the body misinterpreting the need for its defensive action.  These types of arthritis are called autoimmune diseases, in which the body's normal immune system attacks and damages its own tissues.

Fortunately, if you are engaging in a campaign of healthy aging, there are natural solutions you can adopt now to support your joint health and avoid some of the future pain and discomfort of inflammation. Here are a few of the natural solutions you can get started with.

Listen to Your Mother – If you had one of those mothers always telling you to sit up straight, start taking that advice to heart. Sitting and standing straight actually does protect all your joints. Exercise that can help you achieve better posture are swimming and fast walking.

Get Up and Move – This natural solution is pretty easy. Just don't stay in one position for too long a time. If you work at a desk, periodically get up and get your body moving. When sitting around reading or watching TV, change your position from time to time. Moving your body exercises your joints and means you'll be less stiff. Start doing exercises that move your joints through their full range of motion to also reduce stiffness and increase flexibility.

Use Your Big Muscles – Doing muscle building exercises and increasing your muscle strength takes stress off the joints. When you carry things, use your bigger muscles to take stress off too. For example, if you can carry things with your arms instead of your hands then you are using the bigger arm muscles thus strengthening them and taking stress off the hand and wrist joints. You can also support your joints by strengthening muscle through weight bearing exercises. This can help prepare your muscles for whatever activities you'll be doing that your muscles aren't used to.

Lose Some Weight – Losing weight can help take stress off joints and protect cartilage. You can reduce 4 pounds of pressure off your knees for every pound of weight you drop. That is taking quite a bit of strain and pressure off those joints!

Stretch Your Body – Stretching your body and doing stretching type exercises can help keep joints flexible and strong. Start a regular routine of stretching at least 3 times a week. Stretching your body on a regular basis can improve the oxygenation in your body, relieve muscle tension and fatigue and increase your physical stamina. Doing just 15-20 minutes of light yoga or stretching in the morning regularly can help prepare your body for whatever physical activity you are planning. Many experts advise doing some warm-up exercises before stretching to help joints, muscles and ligaments loosen up first.

Eat More Fish – Coldwater fish like salmon, herring, mackerel, and tuna give you omega-3 fatty acids that help with joint health and reduce inflammation. If you are not that fond of fish, AFA bluegreen algae is also loaded with omega-3s.

Joint Supplements
Algae and Plant Based Enzymes Supplement – This supplement gives you a combination of plant-based proteolytic enzymes--bromelain, papain, protease, lipase, and serratiopeptidase, with AFA bluegreen algae, to support your body's inflammatory response to physical exercise and free radical damage.

Algae and Glucosamine/Chondroitin Supplement – This supplement combines vegetable-based glucosamine, chondroitin, UC-II® undenatured collagen, and AFA bluegreen algae to support joints and cartilage. Healthy joint cartilage contains glucosamine naturally. In combination with chondroitin, glucosamine has been reported in studies to give relief to joint pain.

SAMe Supplements – SAMe (S-adenosylmethionine), is produced naturally by the body, but production decreases as we get older. There have been studies showing that supplementing with SAMe can work on joint pain much like anti-inflammatory drugs do.

Being proactive with your joint health and getting started now with some of these natural solutions will help you reduce the risks of pain and discomfort that joints attract in your elder years. No one wants to spend their retirement years riddled with aches and pains. Many people start financial planning for enjoying their retirement years, but can you really enjoy those years with pain and stiff joints? Add in a healthy aging plan to that retirement plan so you can really enjoy it!

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Source:
http://arthritis.webmd.com/ss/slideshow-keep-joints-healthy?ecd=wnl_wmh_061413&ctr=wnl-wmh-061413_ld-stry&mb=Xenvmz6dAtHtkRjp7Is6CeHnVev1imbCfXusP2Lh3sM%3d

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Graceful Aging: Foods for Healthy Skin

Is your skin not participating in your program for graceful aging?

Is it perhaps aging faster than the rest of you? Few things are more demoralizing than looking in the mirror and realizing that your skin makes you look older than your actual age! The good news is this: just as it is never too late to have a happy childhood, it is never too late to give your skin a boost to keep it looking and healthy. In this article, we will give you tips on foods for healthy skin at any age!

Risk Factors for Aging Skin
Before we dive into the menu of great foods for healthy skin, let's first take a look at the risk factors that age our skin over time.

These include:
  • sun exposure
  • smoking
  • drinking alcohol
  • sleep position
  • genetics
  • loss of fat under the skin (causing wrinkles)
  • gravity
  • poor diet (more on this in the next section)
Most people know that exposing skin to the sun's harmful rays, especially between 10 am and 3 pm, can cause a lot of damage (called photo-aging). Sun exposure in early childhood often shows up more prominently as we age. Smoking and alcohol are also common "no-no's" when it comes to the graceful aging of skin. Smokers develop lines and wrinkles much faster than non-smokers, mostly because smoke contains so many damaging ingredients, not to mention the constant drying effect of smoking wafting over the skin. Alcohol dehydrates the body, which can contribute to dry skin and wrinkles. In addition, alcohol dilates the blood vessels, contributing to broken veins and redness in the skin.

The first three items on the list of risk factors above may be no surprise. What can be a surprise is that sleep position is a risk factor for aging facial skin. If you sleep in the same position for years--and your face comes in contact with the pillow while in that position--you might end up with a permanent "sag" plus wrinkles wherever your face touches your pillow. Experts now suggest sleeping on your back to avoid this problem. Genetics, loss of fat under the skin, and gravity are three other factors that can prevent graceful aging of the skin.

Finally, diet is a big deal when it comes to having healthy young-looking skin. What you eat literally shows up on your face. Who knows? You might have egg on your face. That's why the next section is dedicated to foods for healthy skin!

Foods for Healthy Skin
Foods for healthy skin are generally foods that are healthy for our bodies. The state of our skin is a reflection of the state of our general health, so some doctors can literally tell the quality of your diet based on the condition of your skin. Luckily, integrating foods for healthy skin into your diet isn't difficult at all. Here we list a few simple dietary additions that can have a big impact on the health of your skin.

Water
True, technically water is not truly considered a food. However, dehydration is one of the major causes of aging skin. If you want healthy skin, drink plenty of water. In addition to keeping skin healthy and rejuvenated, drinking enough water also supports the body in flushing toxins, preventing water retention, and keeping our internal organs functioning at top efficiency. How much water should you drink to keep your skin healthy? Most medical experts suggest using this formula:
  • calculate 75% of your body weight. If you weigh 150 pounds, this would be 112.5 pounds
  • convert that figure to ounces (112.5 ounces, or about 14 glasses of water, 8 ounces each)
  • add 16 ounces each for a dry climate or strenuous exercise to get your total suggested water intake
Foods High in Probiotics
Foods high in probiotics equal foods for healthy skin, not to mention a super-healthy body. Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria that live in our intestines. They not only help us digest our food properly, but also play a major role in skin health. For instance recent studies indicate that adding daily probiotic-rich foods may reduce the incidence of eczema in children by more than 55%! This shows the correlation between probiotics and healthy skin, since eczema is a major skin problem. Eczema is also a sign of immune dysfunction, so adding probiotics to your diet can also support your overall immune health. Foods rich in probiotics include most fermented foods, such high-quality yogurt (such as low-fat and low-sugar Greek yogurt) or kefir. If you are not a fan of fermented foods, you can supplement your diet with probiotic capsules. We have found these strains of acidophilus and bifidus to be effective supplements for healthy skin, not to mention overall health.

Foods High in Essential Fatty Acids (mostly Omega-3)
Skin looks young when it has a lot of elasticity, and foods rich in essential fatty acids (EFAs) play a big role in helping your skin stay elastic rather than sag. Since saggy and wrinkly skin definitely has no place in a regimen of graceful aging, we suggest adding foods high in EFAs to your diet. There are two major types of EFAs: omega-3 and omega-6. To have healthy skin, you need foods that have 3 to 4 times the amount of omega-3 fatty acids to omega-6 fatty acids. Most Americans get just the opposite--eating foods that give them 10 to 20 times as much omega-6 fatty acids (the wrong type!) as omega-3 fatty acids!

You can solve this problem by eating foods that have the right balance of omega-3 and omega-6 EFAs. These types of foods include: seafood (especially deep-water fish like salmon and tuna), fresh fruit, dark-green leafy greens, micro-algae, seeds and nuts, and flax and olive oil. Adding just a little of each of these foods to your diet can make a significant difference to the appearance of your skin.

If your diet is just plain SAD (the Standard American Diet) and you don't have time to fix it, try supplementing your diet with this strain of AFA blue-green algae, which has the exact ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, making it one of Earth's perfect foods for healthy skin!

Foods High in Antioxidants
Antioxidants are those great molecular warriors that roam around our bodies, preventing damage from oxidative damage and boosting the body's immune response. Antioxidants prevent damage to the body, including our skin, making them among the top foods for healthy skin. What foods are high in antioxidants? Try these: fresh and dried fruits (especially berries), vegetables (including broccoli, spinach, carrots, sprouted greens, and kale), nuts, and even green tea or black coffee (both taken in moderation). For people with hectic schedules, get your antioxidants in capsule form --no kidding! These are handy ways to get your antioxidants when you are on the run!

At the End of the Day
If you haven't realized it by now, eating foods for healthy skin is also greatly beneficial for your entire body's health and immunity. Educating yourself about healthy foods is the first step toward younger-looking healthy skin. Actually eating those foods is the second step. One way to ensure that you eat healthy is to pick one day a week to prepare nutritious meals for the entire week. Just cook up a big batch of the foods suggested in this article, package them into meal-sized containers, and stick them in your fridge. That way, when you're on the run, you don't have to stop and think about what to do. You can just grab a container, eat, and go! Another alternative is to add supplements, including fruit-and-vegetable capsules plus probiotics and microalgae, to your diet. After all, if astronauts can eat healthy (kind of) in space, there's nothing wrong with getting your healthy food in capsules, right?

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Sources: 
https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/features/skin-foods#1