Could Your Thanksgiving Meal Impact Your Skin?
Get ready for Turkey Day!
Is what you eat this Thanksgiving Day going to impact your skin? Well, it might. Antioxidants can be beneficial for the skin and many of the foods that are typically eaten on Thanksgiving Day are loaded with antioxidants. Antioxidants work by combatting the harmful effects of free radicals. Ultraviolet light from the sun and pollution are two causes of free radicals. Eating lots of antioxidants may help to protect your skin cells from free radicals such as those caused by the ultraviolet sunlight. Here are some Thanksgiving Day foods that are high in antioxidants:
- Pumpkin (the real stuff, not canned!)
- Sweet potatoes
- Brussel sprouts
- Red wine (but not too much!)
Go ahead and eat up! Your skin will thank you!