Want the secret to healthy hair and glowing skin? It’s not in your makeup case, it’s in your diet. Superfood Spotlight: Blueberries. It’s no secret that berries are important for good health. They can reduce cholesterol, help prevent diabetes, and boost your immune system. According to Dr.Perricone, one of the worlds most foremost skin experts, blueberries have one of the highest known levels of antioxidants of any food. The “Super Powers” of Blueberries are endless!
Anthocyanin. The pigment responsible for the deep red, purple, and blue colors in many plants, including berries. It is a powerful antioxidant that helps mitigate damage from free radicals on the skin. Found in blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, and strawberries.
Ellagic acid. An antioxidant that protects skin from sun damage and hinders the formation of an enzyme that breaks down elastin and collagen in the skin. This combination creates a one–two punch against wrinkles. Found in blackberries, cranberries, raspberries, and strawberries.
Essential fatty acids. A crucial element for general health, they can improve skin’s hydration and smoothness, and reduce inflammation. Found in açaí berries, and the seed oils of blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, and strawberries.
Vitamin C. A strong antioxidant that protects skin from free radicals. It hydrates the skin and increases collagen and elastin levels. Found in blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, elderberries, goji berries, raspberries, and strawberries
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