When thinking of tomatoes, what comes to your mind? Pizza or spaghetti sauce? Or, maybe bruschetta or salads? Yet, what about anti-aging and skincare? According to a study by PennState’s College of Agricultural Sciences, tomatoes are a power food. How? Let’s dig in.
Tomatoes are swimming in antioxidants and fiber, contain no fat and are low in calories. Loaded with water and vitamins, tomatoes have been in foods for millennia! Namely, vitamins C, A, B6, iron, potassium, and manganese! What are these 6 vitamins good for? Vitamin C, the most prominent in these controversial fruits, is an essential factor “in the biosynthesis of collagen,” says Oregon State University.
Says PennState, “Recent research on their health benefits, indicates tomatoes are rich in powerful antioxidants called carotenoids.” Further expounding on these powerful agents, the National Library of Medicine says, “Natural carotenoids [are] proven to have anticarcinogenic activity.”
Notably, there’s “insufficient data to suggest a link” between tomatoes and developing a certain type of cancer. “Most observational studies examining vitamin C intake in relation to cancer incidence have found no association,” says Oregon State University.
Nurturing The Skin
Besides their various health benefits, tomatoes also have protective aesthetic benefits! They can guard your skin against a number of harmful elements.
Florida Tomatoes says that “tomatoes contain a high level of lycopene,” a substance used in some pricy facial cleansers on the market.
Want to try your own spa-like tomato facial? You will need about 8 to 12 tomatoes. First, peel them and without smashing them too harshly, place the insides directly on your skin. Second, leave the tomatoes on your face for a minimum of ten minutes. Third, rinse thoroughly.
Uncovering Nature’s Mysteries
There are thousands of vegetables, fruits, roots, and legumes in nature that have indubitably a variety of health and skincare properties. Even your body has dozens of regenerative properties! Dermal fillers actually stimulate your body’s production of collagen, known as the “youth serum.”
Would you like to learn more? Have questions about fillers? Speak to a doctor, who can explain thoroughly which dermal fillers would best suit you.
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