FEED YOUR SKIN WITH THESE DELICIOUS AND HEALTHY AUTUMN FOODS!

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PUMPKINS – Aren’t just for pie! They’re rich in potassium a good source of B vitamins and have more than 20% of your DRI of fiber! Pumpkin enzymes are also naturally exfoliating and antioxidant. You can find great fall deals on pumpkin enzyme treatments at spas everywhere.220px-Pumpkins

CRANBERRIES – Besides being my personal favorite Thanksgiving side dish, these tart tasty berries were shown in this study to have phytochemicals that decrease matrix metalloproteinases which in turn break down your collagen! They are also loaded with Omega-3 and Omega-6 and Omega-9. So go ahead and take a second helping.

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PEARS – So sweet and juicy! The pear is a good source of vitamin C, copper and has 4 grams of fiber per serving. In this study by the American Journal of Nutrition, an 8-wk dietary intervention was conducted to test the hypothesis that increased vegetable and fruit consumption decreases oxidative stress, which does what? Breaks down collagen!
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SWEET POTATOS –  are excellent sources of vitamin A, potassium, vitamin C and fiber, they also contain niacin, folate, and iron, and like most vegetables, sweet potatoes are low in fat and are cholesterol free. Additionally according to this study Higher vitamin C intakes were associated with a lower likelihood of a wrinkled appearance!
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POMEGRANATE – Oh nom nom! How beautiful and tasty is the pomegranate? A UCLA study showed pomegranate juice has a higher antioxidant levels than red wine! Pom is also a good source of vitamin C vitamin E and folate. There truly are countless studies on how this this jewel of a fruit, is one of the most important botanicals for dermatologic and cosmeceutical products!
This is definitely an ingredient to look for on your skincare labels.
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What are some of your favorite autumn foods?
 
In Health and Happiness
Juline Hamilton
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