According to the British Skin Foundation, approximately eight million of us Brits are living with a skin condition. Some are more manageable, whilst others are severe enough to kill. Common skin complaints, including acne, eczema and psoriasis, as well as unwelcome fine lines and wrinkles, are often an external sign that all is not well within and can be caused by a mineral imbalance, exposure to toxins, oxidative stress or even inner inflammation. Which is why, to benefit from a healthy, glowing skin, you need to ditch those expensive revitalising creams, face lotions and fancy skin treatments and focus on consuming a diet that is rich in healthy fruits and vegetables instead. And you can start by incorporating skin-friendly superfoods such as organic dried mango.
Mango – the king of fruits
Mango is a (sub-) tropical stone fruit that grows mainly in Asia, Africa and South America. It is the national fruit of India, Pakistan and the Philippines and sometimes referred to as the ‘king of fruits’. Bursting with beneficial nutrients such as dietary fibre, vitamin C, polyphenols and provitamin A carotenoids, mango is renowned for its powerful ability to strengthen our immune system, promote demonstrable weight loss and delay the visible signs of aging.
Mango – incredibly kind to skin
Organic dried mango is brimming with ingredients that are especially valuable for those suffering from problem skin. Incorporating this salutary superfood into your daily diet today will help you to combat troublesome skin conditions (such as acne), rejuvenate tired looking skin by replacing dead skin cells and reward you with radiant, fresh looking skin.
Organic dried mango contains:
The University of Maryland Medical Center believes that vitamin A plays a key role in skin health, helping with cell reproduction, wound healing and skin growth. Indeed, dry, scaly skin is a strong indication that you are lacking in this important vitamin. Vitamin A supplements are frequently recommended for the treatment of both acne and psoriasis and are revered for their anti-aging abilities that keep wrinkles, dull skin and other skin aging symptoms well and truly at bay.
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that can help combat the signs of aging skin and stimulate collagen production – the protein that’s responsible for keeping your skin smooth and supple.
Beta-carotene actively reduces oxygen damage caused by UV light, pollution and other environmental toxins such as cigarette smoke. It is also thought to improve the efficacy of sunscreen. In fact recent research demonstrated that ten weeks of beta-carotene supplementation (90 to 180 milligrams per day) reduces sunburn and can provide an SPF (sun protection factor) of 4.
Organic dried mango – the sensible snack between meals
As organic dried mango is readily available from most quality superfood stores, adding exotic mango to your existing diet is easier than you might think. Organic dried mango makes a deliciously sweet and chewy raw snack that can be enjoyed straight from the bag, as a topping on breakfast cereals and desserts, or as a superfood ingredient in a variety of rawfood recipes such as raw chocolate and cakes. Alternatively, organic dried mango, which contains only natural fruit sugars, can be cut into pieces and combined with nuts and other dried super fruits to create a tempting trail mix that’s an excellent alternative to fattening crisps and confectionary.
Fresh mango can be used to create a gentle range of facemasks, skin scrubs and cleansers, which are suitable for even the most sensitive of skin. To make your own exceptionally nourishing and restorative mango facemask, simply mix a little fresh mango with oatmeal and honey and apply directly to your face for approximately fifteen minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water before splashing with a little cold water for perfect results.
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