Antioxidant Foods for the Skin Surprise AZ
By Anna Soref
In addition to slathering on sunscreen, you may want to start taking antioxidants for extra protection from the sun’s rays. Mounting research shows that when taken internally, certain chemicals found in plants work like sunscreens, fighting the free-radical damage caused by the sun and filtering harmful UV light. Researchers at this year’s Annual American Chemical Society conference reported that chemicals found in grape seeds may help prevent skin cancer. Mice given grape-seed extract and then exposed to the sun’s damaging UV rays had 25 to 35 percent fewer skin tumors—and tumor size was up to 78 percent smaller—when compared to mice not given the extract.
Two additional antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin (found in green leafy vegetables and egg yolks) may also provide sun protection from within, according to a recent study in Skin Pharmacology and Physiology. When women took a lutein-zeaxanthin combination for two weeks, the supplements gave them four times more sun protection. An added bonus—the subjects’ skin was about 50 percent more hydrated after taking the antioxidants. Now your skin won’t feel so dry when you soak up some summer sun.
Author: Anna Soref
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Dates: 5/20/2013 - 5/20/2013
Location: Carraba's Italian Grill
17007 N Scottsdale Rd
MASK (Mothers Awareness on School-age Kids) is inviting our Unity Community to come together for one (or all!) of our Unity Lunches. Join a passion and purposed community, where you can meet new women who are making a difference and getting involved! Bring along someone new, enjoy great food, conversation, and get inspired from a quarterly guest speaker who is making an impact in a big way. Thursday, November 29, 2012 - Carrabba's Italian Grill (17007 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ) from 11:30AM - 1PM(MST). Guest Speaker: TBA Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 11:30AM-1PM(MST) Monday, May 20, 2013 - 11:30AM-1PM(MST) Order your tickets and view membership options ONLINE TODAY at: http://www.maskmatters.org/empower/character/shop-mask?page=shop.browse&category_id=12 **All information regarding the lunches will be posted in this Unity Community event, with the newest lunch being highlighted as the event. Times/dates subject to change with timely notice. Unity Luncheon: Emcee: TBA Keynote Speaker: TBA We at MASK realize there are many moms in the community who are making a difference in the lives of children and families every day. We would like to acknowledge women who are not only engaging and empowering their own families, but who go above and beyond to empower others as well. We are celebrating these change-makers and recognizing their efforts in the community.
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