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.
And according to the author, blueberries are the ultimate “youth berries” as they pack three times the antioxidant punch of an orange. So are blackberries which has the highest content of antioxidant phytonutrients according to WHFoods.
Blueberries and blackberries are rich in proanthocyanidins, which are potent, free-radical scavengers that guard your collagen and boost its repair. Proanthocyanidins also maintains the strength of your capillary walls and in doing so, protect capillaries at your skin’s surface. (Gorgeous Skin In 30 Days)
Erica wrote that one serving of blueberries provide as many antioxidants as five servings of carrots, apples, broccoli or squash and just two-thirds of a cup of blueberries give you the same antioxidant protection as 1733 IU of vitamin E and more protection than 1200 milligrams of vitamin C. Even a hefty handful of strawberries has all the antioxidant vitamin C needed each day to reconstruct your collagen because one cup of strawberries provides over 125% of the recommended dietary intake (RDI) of vitamin C.
So if you’re looking at having gorgeous skin from inside out, go load up your berries today. And well, organic is always better of course if you can afford it.