Eating more vitamin C-rich foods, such as Strawberries and Papaya, may help to ward off wrinkles and age-related dryness, suggests research from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vitamin C’s skin-smoothing effects may be due to its ability to mop up free radicals produced from ultraviolet rays and also its role in collagen synthesis. Collagen is fibrous protein that keeps skin firm and vitamin C is essential for collagen production—and research suggests that vitamin C may help protect skin cells against sun damage by promoting the repair of DNA that’s been harmed by UV rays. UV rays break the chemical bonds of skin cells, killing them and damaging their DNA, which may eventually cause cancerous growth. You can find vitamin C in a multitude of cosmetics but why not go straight to the source for a tasty boost of vitamin C!
Try this great Strawberry, Melon and Avocado Salad for an extra boost of Vitamin C.
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