Revitalize Your Skin With Nature's Restorative Berries

Sweet, juicy, tangy berries are not only dessert-worthy treats, they are also a key part of a healthy diet for beautiful skin. Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, cranberries - any dark berry is going to encourage a healthy, vibrant glow. 

I have been making a serving of berries, whether it is a handful of plump blackberries stirred into my morning oatmeal or a variety of these nutrient-packed fruits in a fresh smoothie, a daily habit. You can eat them fresh, blend them with other fruits and veggies, or add them to other skin healthy foods like yogurt and whole grains.

Why are berries so good for your skin? 

1. Antioxidants! These dark fruits are packed with free radical fighting antioxidants. Blueberries are often named as one of the super fruits because they are so high in them, but raspberries, blackberries, cranberries, and strawberries are packed with these cell protecting nutrients as well. Eating plenty of foods that are high in antioxidants is a great way to revitalize your skin by providing your body with what it needs to slow deterioration and aging at the cellular level. 

Don't worry about freezing your fruit, testing with blueberries found that the antioxidant level in berries stays about the same. Try some serious berry picking this summer and then keeping your fruit in the freezer - much cheaper than having to purchase berries from the grocery store each week. 

2. Fiber! Berries are a great source of fiber. Once cup of blueberries has nearly 4 of the 28 grams of fiber you need each day. A cup of raspberries provides a whopping 8 grams. Fiber is important for skin health as it helps to eliminate waste from the body, keeping your body and your skin clean.

3. Vitamins and minerals for beautiful skin! Wait, there is more. Sure, all of these fruits are high in vitamin C, great for skin repair. They also each have their own claim to nutrient fame - blueberries are an incredible source of vitamin K, which is needed to prevent the formation so wrinkles. Raspberries are surprisingly high in vitamin E, which helps with skin healing and protects from sun damage. Strawberries are very high in manganese, a mineral that is necessary for collagen production.

Eat berries to revitalize your skin! Nature has provided us with these sweet, little fruits that contain a lot of the nutrients that our skin needs to stay healthy and young. Take advantage of it and use restorative berries to improve and maintain your gorgeous look.  

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While I love my skin, I am not actually a dermatologist or a medical professional. The information on this site is not meant to treat or diagnose any health issues.