Beautiful Skin and Nutrition

Jan 11, 2013


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Bonne Foi uses natural ingredients in it’s ground breaking skin and hair care formula. On many of our blog posts we discuss the way that Bonne Foi works right down to the cellular level to eliminate wrinkles and age spots. But we also like to let you know what other steps you can take on your own to support your skin and your immune system. The information we will discuss today is not new, it’s been around for a while, and it’s not just for men and women looking for younger looking skin, it is also good for your entire family, and especially for any senior citizens in your life. 

An apple a day keeps the doctor away!! You are what you eat. What you put in your mouth affects how you look and feel. Who amongst us hasn’t heard these sayings? When I was young my mom told me these things in an effort to get me to eat my fruits and vegetables. Fortunately I liked most fruits and veggies so she didn’t have a big struggle with me. While moms these days are still trying to get their children to eat their fruits and veggies, many baby boomers are dealing with the same problem when trying to keep their parents healthy.

Here is a list of the most common foods that will not only help your skin look and feel younger, but they will help your children and your parents stay healthy and look great. They are also good for the mental health of our loved ones . . .

 Apples – Apples contain soluble fiber, which may help lower cholesterol and slow the uptake of glucose, helping you maintain healthy blood sugar levels. They’re also a super source of potassium, antioxidants and vitamin C. While the age old saying in fact is that an apple a day keeps the doctor a way, it was long thought to be kind of an “old wives’ tale”. Yet over time, the apple has garnered more and more respect from researchers in the medical and health mainstream. The holistic community has long touted the benefits of apples. 

Asparagus – This green veggie is known for providing invaluable nutrients that are used for the immune system and eye health, and lots of fiber to help reduce cholesterol and encourage heart health. Asparagus also contains protein and iron —something you may not expect from these thin green spears. It can also function as a diuretic, helping to flush extra water weight out of your system. Roasting it in the oven with a thin coating of olive oil and some garlic makes it a super power mix of things that are good for your skin, your heart and your overall health.

Kale – Leafy green kale packs a nutritional wallop — cooked, raw or juiced. It contains important omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin K, which promotes blood clotting. It is high in fiber and is a rich source of calcium for bone health. It also provides lutein, which is important for eye health. Put some in every batch of soup you make and your fussy eaters will probably not even notice it, but their immune systems will!!

Salmon – “Salmon has been called a “super fish” because, among other benefits, it’s high in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s can reduce your risk of heart attack and irregular heartbeats. They can also help lower blood pressure and build brain cell membranes. When choosing between wild or not so wild, nutritionally it’s always best if you choose the wild salmon. But let’s face it, fresh salmon of any sort is still going to contain most of the good nutrients, and if the wild salmon is too expensive, hard to get, or too fishy tasting, then buy the other. Try to have fish at least once or twice a week if you can.

Olive Oil – If you truly want to know the benefits of Olive Oil, just look at the skin and hair of someone who regularly uses it on salads and in their cooking. Their skin will be more supple and soft and their digestion works better overall. Olive oil is high in monosaturated fat, which has been found to lower blood cholesterol levels, decreasing the risk of heart disease. Research also shows that this type of fat may keep insulin levels low and improve the control of blood sugar. This healthy fat further contains vitamin K. And if your skin or hair is feeling extra dry, try applying a very thin layer of it on the affected areas. It works.

Pears – One of my favorites, although I normally think of them only in the late summer, early fall.” Pears are full of soluble fiber, which may help maintain healthy blood sugar levels, lowering diabetes risk. It also fills you up so you tend to eat less, and may reduce the risk of colon cancer. The fruit is nutrient- and mineral-rich, providing vitamin C, folic acid, antioxidants and potassium. “

Good food, sunscreen, Bonne Foi skin care and laughter, the best ingredients for a youthful and happy life…

Bonne Foi