An Australian superfood makeover

13/08/2015

As we age, we become more health conscious. Not because it’s trendy, not because Kayla Itsines said so on Instagram, but because we must. Our health becomes a priority.

Moreover, this isn’t the only thing causing anxiety. In what some may call denial, we work tirelessly to maintain our natural beauty; our flat-ironed skin, those thick locks of hair, our hot bods.

The downfall for many is not realising that these two challenges, both sustained health and natural beauty, are firmly intertwined with clean eating and nutritive knowledge at their core.

Providing powerful native superfoods that supplement this mantra, The Australian Superfood Co upholds that beauty, energy, health and happiness flourish from the inside out.

Bush tucker beauty secrets

 

Some of the most valuable beauty and health sources are growing right under our noses on native soil, delectable plants that don’t just contribute profoundly to a clean, nourishing diet, but which contain powerful properties that help you attain this naturally radiant, youthful self we envisage.

 

The Australian Superfood Co bring these lush beauty secrets to your kitchen pantry with native superfoods that cleanse your body, filling you with wholesome doses of natural vitamins and producing sought after smooth skin and vivacity as a result.

 

Henceforth, with a beautician on one shoulder and a foodie on the other, here are our top 4 most highly rated Australian superfoods for a healthier, more naturally glowing you…

 

1) Davidson Plum

 

Not only is Davidson Plum a unique, dairy-free source of calcium contributing to stronger teeth and weight management, it contains concentrated doses of two of the most effective nutrient properties linked to youthful skin – Zinc and vitamin E.

 

Vitamin E is a cell membrane protectant used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, age spots and stretch marks. When combined with vitamin C, it also works to fight UV damage (see Kakadu plum below).

 

Zinc on the other hand controls the production of natural oils which is vital for supple, nourished skin. A Zinc deficiency is identifiable in excessive stretch marks and acne.

 

2) Quandong

 

Comparable to Davidson plum in its vitamin E, calcium and Zinc matter, Quandong is also thriving with iron, essential for glowing youthful skin as it is required for your body to produce hemoglobin.

 

Hemoglobin is the molecule in your blood that carries oxygen-rich red blood cells to your skin cells and facial muscles, producing rosy cheeks full of radiance and tone as a result.

 

Furthermore, the fruit contains Rutin. This is a strong antioxidant that works with Vitamin C to reduce dark circles under the eyes and strengthen the skin against the signs of aging.

 

3) Lemon Myrtle

 

A remarkable source of lutein and calcium, Lemon Myrtle is also bursting with vitamin E, folate and essential minerals including magnesium and Zinc, which are fundamental in DNA self-repair.

 

Particularly high in vitamin A, Lemon Myrtle works to reduce signs of sun damage, skin ageing, fine lines and wrinkles when applied to the skin. Consumed, it can also reduce circles under the eyes.

 

4) Kakadu Plum

Incorporating Kakadu Plum into your diet is a godsend for your skin. With the highest plant concentration of vitamin C on the entire planet, it not only helps protect from sun damage but is essential in collagen production, the protein involved in producing strong, supple skin.

Rich in vitamin E, iron and anti-ageing antioxidants, Kakadu Plum also contains high levels of folate, vital for DNA maintenance. A low folate diet corresponds with short telomere length (telomeres being essential cell components affecting cell age), which in turn is a catalyst for age associated poor health and appearance. Essentially, as telomeres shorten, DNA is damaged and biological ageing is increased.

 

Better late than never

 

With the right knowledge, nutrients and foods as such in the palm of your hand, the benefits of an active, healthy, clean lifestyle are nothing but yours to reap.

 

Getting (back) in touch with a healthier, more vibrant and natural you brings with it a wealth of benefits no matter what your age or circumstance, and Australian superfoods, an overall healthy diet and an active lifestyle can help you to achieve this.

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