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Magic found in Antioxidants

Magic found in Antioxidants

Treat yourself to great taste, good health and more beautiful skin with healthy eating and using skincare products high in antioxidants - Retinol Products from E. Burnham Cosmetics.

Healthy eating is about more than choosing low-calorie, low-carb or low-fat foods. Choosing foods that are rich in antioxidants — vitamins A and E, beta-carotene and lycopene — will help protect your body against damaging chemicals called “free radicals.”

According to the Harvard School of Public Health, free radicals are a by-product of the body’s digestive processes and also are introduced into the body through the air and sunlight. Free radicals devour electrons and alter DNA or make low-density lipoprotein (LDL, aka “bad cholesterol”) more likely to get stuck in an arterial wall. These nasty chemicals are thought to play a role in the development of cancer and heart disease. Antioxidants fight back against free radicals and help prevent them from damaging the body.

Sounds complicated, yes, but the good news is that your body does all of the work. Once you’ve made good choices, you can simply enjoy the benefits of antioxidant-rich foods. You can include them in your diet at any time of day and in many creative ways.

Tomatoes, watermelons and grapefruit = lycopene

The antioxidant lycopene, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is the pigment that makes tomatoes red and grapefruits pink. It’s not produced in the body, but you can benefit from it by eating tomatoes (including canned tomato products), watermelon and grapefruit. Try topping your scrambled eggs with some homemade salsa. This Fresh Tomato Salsa recipe from EatingWell takes only 30 minutes to prepare, yields about five cups of salsa and can be made as spicy or as mild as you like.

Go nuts for vitamin E

Vitamin E’s antioxidant powers range from fighting off bacteria and viruses to preventing blood from clotting inside your vessels. This super-powered vitamin can be found in spinach, broccoli and nuts such as peanuts, hazelnuts and almonds. To enjoy more vitamin E in your diet, swap your peanut butter for a homemade almond butter.

Foods with color – remember the rainbow when you eat….

Red, orange, yellow, Green, Blue(well maybe not blue) Indigo and Violet…

Mom was right when she told you to eat your carrots so you’d have good eyesight. Carrots are a rich source of vitamin A, which is involved in immune function, vision, reproduction and cellular communication, according to the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health.

Your body needs two types of vitamin A: preformed vitamin A and provitamin A carotenoids. Preformed vitamin A is found in animal sources of food, such as dairy products, fish and meat. Provitamin A carotenoids like beta-carotene are pigments from plant-based foods such as sweet potatoes and mangoes. You can indulge in both types of vitamin A when you prepare a dish like grilled tilapia with mango salsa. This mango salsa recipe even contains another food containing beta-carotene: red pepper.

Now that you are eating healthy make sure you use retinol skincare products that work to produce more healthy looking skin. Partnering eating right with a daily beauty routine can produce amazing results.  Experience our unique blend of advanced nutritional and moisturizing ingredients plus anti-oxidants (Retinol – Vitamin A) and a special Vitamin E complex. Give your skin the added support it needs to help protect, reduce moisture loss, nourish and become more radiant.

Start your routine with Retinol Cleansing Milk Lotion to purify the skin by removing makeup, daily dirt and grime from our exposure to the environment. The most important step to prepare your skin for Retinol Ultra Skin Care Créme.

Follow the cleansing with our Retinol Facial Toner to firm, tone and improve the overall appearance of skin.

Many customers are now using our Retinol Vitamin C Serum to deliver antioxidant vitamin C to each layer of the skin. This product helps to fight damage, increase luminosity while building collagen for a visibly firmer, more youthful appearance.

And at night when the body and most healing occurs use one of our Retinol Night Crémeproducts - Retinol Ultra Rich Night Crémeor Retinol Night Créme with Aloe.

Retinol is a vitamin A compound, the first antioxidant to be widely used in nonprescription wrinkle creams. Antioxidants are substances that neutralize free radicals — unstable oxygen molecules that break down skin cells and cause wrinkles.

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