All things antioxidants: foods, supplements and skincare

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Do you include antioxidant foods in your diet? Here are the reasons why we should try for overall body and skin health.

What are antioxidants?

Antioxidants can be found in certain foods these include nutrient antioxidants, vitamins such as; A, C and E and the minerals copper, zinc and selenium. Including the above in your diet may prevent some of the damage caused by free radicals by neutralising them.

Causes of free radicals on the Body and Skin

  • Inflammation of the joints (arthritis)
  • Premature ageing
  • Pigmentation
  • Increased risk of heart disease
  • Certain cancers, triggered by damaged cell DNA
  • Lacklustre skin

So why will including antioxidant-rich foods in your diet help?

A diet high in antioxidants may reduce the risk of many diseases but also benefit the overall health of our skin. Antioxidants help fight the damage caused by free radicals on the bodies cells this also prevents/reduces the damage caused by oxidation.

Which foods are high in antioxidants?

  • Blueberries
  • Red berries
  • Kale (all dark green veggies broccoli and spinach)
  • Red cabbage
  • Beans
  • Nuts
  • Sweet potatoes and orange vegetables
  • Fish (known to be powerful because of omega-3 fatty acids)
  • Dark chocolate (this is a win, right?)

and the list goes on there are a lot of foods high in antioxidants.

Vitamin Supplements

At The Banwell Clinic we stock both Advanced Nutrition Programme and Skinade both supplements are high in skin antioxidants and contain all nutrients at the correct levels. Benefiting healthy skin and enhancing your overall wellbeing. Why you may chose to take a vitamin supplement for fighting free radicals? To slow down premature ageing, help fight pigmentation and hydrate your skin. If you are under any medical supervision, please consult with your doctor before use. We are always happy to help with any questions regarding supplements!

All things antioxidants: foods, supplements and skincare

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We also believe in topically applying antioxidants on to our skin at The Banwell Clinic for many benefits including; boosting our skins immunity, helping fade pigmentation and  promoting collagen synthesis. You get all of this and more with RATIONALE’s super antioxidant ace serum, antioxidant lipid concentrate and antioxidant hydragel.

To find out more on Antioxidants and how you can include these into your skincare routine, contact us today on 01342 330302 or email