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BENEFITS OF BETA-CAROTENE FOR SKIN HEALTH

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Beta carotene for skin health

Beta-carotene (which is converted to vitamin A in the body) is an essential skin nourishing nutrient.  Vitamin A and beta-carotene help promote, repair and maintenance of the skin, and provides potent antioxidant protection, protecting the skin from wrinkles and premature ageing.

Dangers of deficiency

A deficiency in this important nutrient can leave your skin feeling dry and flaky, the skin can thicken, and develop fine lines and wrinkles. Immune function will also be compromised if vitamin A levels are low.

Good natural sources of beta carotene

Spirulina is a particularly good source of beta-carotene, along with orange fruits and vegetables like carrots, mango, pumpkin, sweet potato and apricots, and green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, dandelion and collard greens.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lisa Guy BWLisa Guy - Art of Healing

Lisa Guy is a highly qualified Sydney based naturopath and author, with 10 years of clinical experience. Lisa runs a busy naturopathic clinic in Double Bay called ‘Art of Healing’. Lisa is passionate about helping people achieve optimal health and wellbeing, through good wholesome foods, nutritional supplementation, healing herbs and homeopathic remedies. Being a mum of two, Lisa has a particular interest in supporting women through pregnancy and beyond, and for children’s health and nutrition. Lisa is also the author of ‘My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition’, ‘Heal Yourself’, and ‘Pregnancy Essentials’. Lisa is an avid health writer, being the resident nutritionist for Body and Soul magazine, and regularly writing for a number of health and natural parenting magazines and websites.http://www.artofhealing.com.au

 

 

 

 

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