Antioxidants may play a role in keeping our skin healthy by protecting if from cancer causing molecules know as free radicals*. There are simple ways we can create beautiful skin and protect our health by incorporating antioxidants into our everyday meals and snacks. Vitamin E is a power house of an antioxidant:
- Keeps cells in the tissues and organs healthy** (our skin is our largest organ, hello!!!)
- Promotes cardiovascular health**
- Keeps the immune system strong against viruses and bacteria**
*National Cancer Institute, http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/prevention/antioxidants.
***American Chemical Society, http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-03/acs-wat030911.php. 3/27/2011.