Minerals: Important Nutrients For Your Skin

Minerals also provide important nutrients for your skin.

We receive minerals from the soil from the plants we eat and from animals we eat from the plants they have eaten. Minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and fluoride are all essential for healthy teeth and bones. In this article we discover the minerals essential for healthy skin.

Copper

Is an essential part of the formation of red blood cells and has powerful antioxidant effects to combat free radicals. Copper can be found in liver, crab, oysters, carrots, olives, nuts, lentils and wholegrain cereals.

Skin Health Hub Skin Health Minerals: Important Nutrients For Your SkinIt is cautioned however that it is not recommended to take copper in a supplement form however, topical applications of copper-rich creams are believed to firm the skin, improve texture, reduce fine line and wrinkles and help restore skin elasticity and thickness.

Zinc

Is necessary for a healthy skin and a deficiency in zinc could be the cause of acne in some cases. When taken internally or used topically, zinc is believed to be effective in controlling the formation of acne lesions working to clear acned skin by taming oil production.

Food sources of zinc include fish, oysters, lean meat, and poultry, dairy products and wholegrain cereals.

Manganese

Manganese helps regulate blood sugar levels and is required for the body to use vitamin C and is an antioxidant. Foods rich in manganese are: beans, beetroot, oats, pineapples, plums, almonds, hazelnuts and wheat germ.

Selenium

Selenium is another important mineral whose nutrients help cells stay healthier. This powerful antioxidant works in conjunction with vitamin E to protect body cells from damage.

Good dietary sources of selenium can be found in: Brazil nuts, fish, shellfish, red meat, grains, eggs, chicken, live, garlic and yeast.

Selenium can be taken in supplement form or used topically in an anti-aging cream as this mineral helps protect skin from sun damage.

Silicon

Silicon is vital to the health of bones, cartilage, blood vessels and connective tissue. Silicon aids in the production of collagen and keratin which helps strengthen skin, hair Silicon is found in the skins of many plant based fruits and vegetables.

Iron

Iron is essential for the manufacture of hemoglobin in our red blood cells to carry oxygen around the body. A lack of iron in our diet can cause anemia and results in a pale complexion and dry skin and nails. Foods that are a rich source of iron are liver, kidney, red meat, green vegetables, wholegrain breads, nuts and seeds, apricots, cocoa powder and sardines.

Although our body only require small quantities of minerals to benefit from them, they are essential as they provide important nutrients for your skin and body to function normally.

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