ALL THAT ZAZZ
By Mary N. DiZazzo
Food, Food, Glorious Food!
Walnuts — just a ¼ of a cup reduces inflammation (scaly skin/redness brought on by cold temperatures). Contains omega-3 fatty acid, a must-have for soft, supple skin.
Cucumbers — made up of 96 percent water. Eating one is like drinking a large glass of water, except with a satisfying crunch! Contains silica, a nutrient that helps your body produce hyaluronic acid. Together with the water, this compound helps cells retain moisture so Skin appears fresh and plump.
Dried Apricots — nibbling on just a ¼ cup gives you a healthy dose of Vitamin A, which promotes the growth of healthy new skin cells. Important to eat in winter when your metabolism slows down, causing dead skin cells to accumulate resulting in a dull complexion.
Turkey — a 3-ounce serving contains over a quarter of your daily zinc requirement, a mineral that promotes healthy skin cells. Zinc may even help to reduce acne.
Papaya — this tropical wonder containing Vitamin C carries potent antioxidants protecting skin from damage that causes wrinkles.
Salmon — top source of niacin, a B vitamin keeping skin cells healthy. Also, selenium, which is an antioxidant protecting skin from sun damage.
Sweet Potatoes — rich in beta-carotene. Converts to vitamin A in your body, helping skin shed dead skin cells.
That's the food scoop my Glamazons ... so go out and eat some!
Buona Giornata and God Bless the USA!
Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull