I’ve been eating quite a bit of watermelon these days, thanks to my husband who introduced the fruit into our daily diet. And I found out that watermelon is considered a super beauty food because it is nutritious and can combat free radicals with its high antioxidants as well as vitamins. The flesh contains vitamins A, B6 and C; the seeds contain selenium, essential fats, zinc and vitamin C, all of which help against free radical damage and aging.
These two Sainsbury’s Evening Primrose Oil came from my mother-in-law who strongly recommended taking them for overall health and skin benefits. Although I have long heard that Evening Primrose Oil can help to ease premenstrual symptoms such as cramps and breast pains but for some reasons, I wasn’t keen to try them. Anyway, drinking milk to ease my PMS has been working and keeping me happy so I’ve left it at that. But I have been taking one of these 1000mg evening primrose rose capsules for awhile now because I wanted to find out if they’re any good for me. And what’s my verdict?
I was reading the book, Gorgeous Skin In 30 Days By Erica Angyal and learnt that of all the beauty superfoods, berries are the best. This is because berries are loaded with vitamins, minerals and powerful phytonutrient antioxidants that are very effective in neutralizing damaging free radicals and help the skin manufacture and reconstruct collagen, keeping it supple and smooth.
If you want as much protection as possible for your skin against the harmful UV rays, you may want to start eating more tomatoes or tomato paste if you aren’t already doing so. This is because tomatoes contain the potent free-radical scavenging phytonutrient lycopene and recent studies have revealed that lycopene may pack twice the punch of the well-known antioxidant beta-carotene which is known to protect our skin against sun damage.