Foods for Wellness from Within
Here are a few nutrition-packed choices that are important for
wellness from within.
Colorful fruits and vegetables: The more variety of color
the better; foods like berries, beets, butternut squash, broccoli,
sweet potatoes, peppers, kiwi, etc. are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are important for minimizing free radicals, which
may help support skin health.
Avocado: Avocado is rich in healthy fats and vitamins A
and C; plus they contain fiber. Healthy fats can enhance complexion by helping to plump the skin.
Yogurt: A good quality yogurt is loaded with probiotics (good bacteria), which can indirectly support skin health.
Here’s how: digestion is often referred to as the foundation
of health and poor digestion can be reflected in the way skin
appears. Ultra-processed and refined, artificial foods are the
main culprit of compromised digestion.
Citrus fruits: Citrus fruit contains bioflavonoids that may
help promote capillary strength; plus they may enhance vitamin C activity in the body.
Multivitamins: Although diet should be the first and foremost way to nourish wellness from within, a multivitamin can
help fill in the nutrient gaps that might be missing when people don’t eat a wide variety of antioxidant-rich foods every day.
For example, Rainbow Light offers Women’s One and Men’s
One multivitamins. n
About the Author: Marci Clow, MS, registered dietitian, is senior
nutritionist at Rainbow Light. She has been a part of Rainbow Light’s
research, formulation and quality team for more than 15 years, using
her nutrition, regulatory and food expertise to develop strategic
and effective collateral communication materials for lectures, print,
TV and social media. Her personal interests in nutrition include
solution-oriented, real-food approaches to childhood obesity as well
as bridging the gap between alternative and allopathic medicine.
Ms. Clow has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition and a BS in Food
Service Administration. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition
and Dietetics and is active in several practice groups, including Dieti-
tians in Business and Communications, Dietitians in Integrative and
Functional Medicine and Nutrition Education for the Public.
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