Posted on January 19, 2011 
Filed Under Eat The List, High School Reunion Diet Blog

Brazil Nuts. Photo courtesy of Nickton via Flickr.com
Photo via Nickton– http://www.flickr.com/photos/18203311@N08/4936402903/

In your previous High School Reunion Skin lesson ( http://www.highschoolreuniondiet.com/2011/01/high-school-reunion-skin/ ) you learned four key nutrients that, when taken in whole foods, naturally renew and beautify the skin. (If you didn’t learn, or don’t remember, go back to PART I and do your homework until you do.) Your main assignment here is to understand that medical research now proves that certain nutrients have a very special influence on the skin, and when consumed regularly will help it stay healthy and appear young.

The next step of course is to know those nutrients, and to know the best food sources for them, and then to make a point of consistently eating those foods. So to add to the original four ‘rules’, here are two more….


Too obvious? Well, then add that tried and true wisdom to this: together with the two super-skin vitamins we already learned in Part I, this trilogy represents the most potent skin renewal combo on earth. Vitamin C is an absolute goldmine, offering the richest free rad protection you can get, and its best source is food, not the supplements. How easy is this? Eat red and green bell peppers, guava, broccoli, kale, parsley, collard greens, turnips. Pick your faves and eat daily. This level of C helps protect collagen and elastin, the important fibers in your skin’s structure, and so helps prevent wrinkles. And as we learned in the High School Reunion Diet, a C Ester daily, in addition to plenty of C rich foods, makes for a perfect, and low-cost, skinsurance policy.

6. EAT Selenium

It’s a mineral. And in addition to providing good solid free rad protection, it plays a key role in maintaining tissue elasticity. And that quality, of course, makes for young-looking skin. As a bonus, selenium is known to help prevent skin cancer, because it can help protect the skin against ultraviolet light. Great dietary sources of selenium include seafood such as tuna and salmon, wheat germ, garlic, eggs, brown rice, brazil nuts and whole-wheat bread. Make a point of incorporating these into your daily diet and watch your skin—literally—bounce back!

Check back here for the next High School Reunion Skin rules!!!


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