Number 27 on wholeliving.com’s summer bucket list is eating all of the plums, peaches, cherries and watermelon that you possibly can and we couldn’t agree more! Not only are all of these fruits delicious and refreshing, but they provide your body with much needed antioxidants. Why are antioxidants important? In addition to helping battle serious ailments such as heart disease and Alzheimer’s, they are crucial to slowing down the oxidation process that ages skin. Resveratrol is possibly the most famous anti-aging antioxidant which has been proven to regulate genes and allow cells to live longer. Fruits are also packed with much needed vitamins such as C and E which protect the skin against sun damage.
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Luckily, some of the most nutrient and antioxidant-filled fruits are in season right now. Blueberry season is in full swing and these little gems are nature’s powerhouse when it comes to antioxidants. One cup of blueberries has 10 times the USDA’s daily recommendation for antioxidant intake. Plums, cherries, and red grapes are also great sources of resveratrol and vitamin A and C. And with over over 1,000 different antioxidants to fight aging; mangos, peaches and cantaloupe are all great picks as well!
Take this list of fruits with you to the grocery store or farmer’s market on your next trip and stock up for glowing and healthy skin:
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