A Superfood a Day Keeps the Doctor Away


It’s time for superfood! Yes, you’ve heard it right, even though you may not exactly be familiar with this term. However, there is no reason to be worried since we are here to explain everything. Let’s take a look at the following article and find out everything about superfood and its benefits for our skin and overall health.




What is superfood?
Superfood is basically any type of food which contains an extremely huge amount of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, vital nutrients, healthy enzymes and good fats. In other words, superfoods are all the foods which are healthy and which lower the risk of certain diseases. However, the key point here is that not all healthy foods are superfoods since they don’t represent a truly rich source of healthy substances we have already mentioned, even though they contain them to a certain extent. Furthermore, many healthy foods contain unhealthy elements as well, but superfood doesn’t, and this is another crucial difference that you should keep in mind.

Which superfoods do we know?
Superfoods can be found literally in every supermarket if you know where to look. And, in order to make this search easier for you, we have created a list of some of the best superfoods you can come across.




Green is always the right choice

We won’t be wrong if we say that all green foods are good since basically everything from spinach, kale to green tea contains an abundance of A and K vitamins, antioxidants and fatty acids which are considered to be particularly good for our skin because they reduce inflammation. Furthermore, algae can do wonders for your health as well since they can help the process of detoxification and cell renewal.




Fruits
Different kinds of fruit, especially avocado which is rich in fatty acids and vitamin A, pomegranate, papaya and berries, are considered to be superfoods. So, if you want to have a well-balanced and vitamin-rich diet, incorporate these foods into it as well.

Why has superfood skincare become so popular?

As we have already mentioned, superfoods have an amazing effect on our skin, so it’s not surprising that they have become such a popular part of skincare routines. These natural ingredients are not harmful, and people are trying to make the most of them. For example, you can even buy an amazing natural mosquito repellent which contains essential oils that not only keep the bugs away, but also hydrate your skin.




How to include these superfoods into your own skincare routine?

Now that you know what superfoods are and what they can do, let’s discuss the simplest ways in which you can incorporate them into your own skincare routine. First of all, we recommend that you start with cold pressed oils, such as avocado oil and chia seed, which can be incorporated into your creams and lotions. Homemade face masks are always a good choice, as well. However, you can also purchase branded skincare products which contain chia seeds for example, which are extremely rich in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. These products have been proven to slow down the ageing process significantly and stimulate collagen production. Finally, our personal favourites among superfoods are the goji berries. And since the vitamins they contain are absorbed much faster through the skin than through the stomach, these berries have become a standard ingredient of face-creams. Aside from vitamins A and C, the goji berries contain iron, so they can serve as a perfect natural exfoliator and help you remove all the dead skin cells while brightening your skin tone at the same time.  

As you can see, not only should superfoods be incorporated into your diet, but they have proven to be extremely effective as skincare products as well. So, instead of harming your body and skin with toxic chemicals, go all natural. Remember that superfoods are truly the future.

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Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on a lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips. 

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