It amazes me how many people are not aware of the many benefits that raw foods provides to us. No wonder there were no such things as dermatologists or cosmetic surgeons in ancient times, because all the skin augmentations and repairs needed were provided in the very raw fruits and vegetables we eat provided by Mother Nature. She is our natural skin doctor, fruits and vegetable are her employees of dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons and their nutrients are your prescriptions.
In the growing epidemic of those suffering with various skin ailments such as skin cancer, wrinkles, eczema and acne linked to obesity around the world, it’s no surprise that for many people, eating raw fruits and vegetables are foreign to them. They seek dermatologists who can provide them with a quick cure that will banish their facial ailments forever. Though most of the treatments doctors provide aren’t permanent and tend to come back once you stop them. In eating raw fruits and vegetables, nutrients found in these raw foods not only repair damaged cells that cause the wrinkles on your face or cellulite on your thighs, but they give long lasting effects.
Many have heard of Vitamin C which has been linked to the ability to treat the common cold, relieve allergies and cure scurvy in people. What you probably didn’t know is that Vitamin C removes wrinkles. Because Vitamin C is an antioxidant and contains absorbic acid, it contains natural fighting abilities to neutralize free radical and collagen damage in the skin, reversing it for much smoother skin. Your skin will look much more youthful, supple and moist instead of the dry skin filled with wrinkles you just left behind. Foods rich in vitamin C include oranges, tangerines, guavas, kiwis, and red hot chili peppers which contains the highest amount of Vitamin C of any food.
You may have heard so little about this fatty acid Vitamin F, but this nutrient contributes to healthy skin by making sure it isn’t dry, by providing constant moisture. You will benefit most from Vitamin F if you suffer from dry eyes, skin, tend to bruise easily or have dull and lifeless hair. You’re most likely to find Vitamin F in flax seed oil, canola oil, and walnut oil which at the same time will provide you with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids essential to keeping a healthy and glowing complexion.
The most important Vitamin B there is, Biotin possesses so many skin benefits that one should not skip out on making sure they are consuming the recommended allowance per day. Some benefits of biotin include from personal experience, the ability to thicken hair. Other benefits include reducing acne, eczema, hair loss and brittle nails that seem to crack when you try to grow them long. When I used to take Vitamin B supplements to thicken my hair, I had the added bonus of being able to grow my nails strong without them breaking and the tips whitened in color. You can find biotin in raw oatmeal, almonds, walnuts, cucumbers, strawberries and raspberries.
Pantothenic acid or B5 is part of the essential B vitamin group. It benefits you because when you suffer from an injury, what contributes to its healing is this very nutrient. There is no need to worry about deficiencies in B5, as it is in almost all the foods we eat especially in raw strawberries, cauliflower, broccoli, corn and sunflower seeds. So whenever you see your cuts and bruises closed and healed, remember that Pantothenic Acid was there to save the day!