The Skinny On Skin Care: A Mini Vocabulary

Lovely Ladies, as you go about your day planning and executing your goals, don’t forget to take time out from your busy, endeavors to take care of you. Remember, healthy nutritional and skin care habits are important allies in your journey.

Below are a few very important health related words that every woman should know and should never forget.

Most of you know of or have heard  some or all of these words before, and you may also know that they have something to do with the body and skin care. But, do you really know what they are and what they do? I know.  It seems simple, but consider this a vocabulary lesson on a few, very important words, that can sometimes be overlooked in the fight against skin care.  If  health and skin matters, this little lesson is for you.

Free Radicals: are scavengers. They attack other cells, and rob them of their energy, leaving the cells worn out, tired, and without energy to do work. Our normal body processes such as, breathing create free radicals. However, much more are created through environmental factors like, toxins and stress.
Antioxidants: are the chemicals in the body, that protects the cells from Free Radicals. Unfortunately, our bodies are influenced by a great deal of environmental factors such as, smoking and medication, which causes a decrease in our antioxidant levels.
Super Foods: are foods that are high in antioxidants.
The bottom line is, if you don’t increase your antioxidant levels, free radicals will take over, and spread like wildfire from one cell to the next.  This will eventually cause tissue and organ damage. The end result? Disease and premature aging.
So, can you increase your antioxidant levels? Fortunately, yes. Eating lots of Super Foods, reducing stress, limiting exposure to toxins and harmful chemicals, and taking antioxidant supplements will all increase levels.
Stay tuned for the next post on super foods, which can be found in an array of foods.
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