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Orange juice has essential nutrients for healthy skin

July 25, 2012 by Works with Water

A daily glass of orange juice can help improve your skin, hair and nails, say a panel of health and beauty experts.

They attribute the benefits to the vitamin C, potassium and folic acid it contains. Vitamin C is essential in the production of collagen, along with super nutrient Lutein.

Its yellow pigment is linked to reducing sun-induced skin damage and is believed to improve elasticity of the skin.

A 200ml glass of orange typically contains 60mg vitamin C and equates to 100 per cent of an adult’s recommended daily amount.

Nutritionist Amanda Ursell said:

“The adage of ‘you are what you eat’ is not a new one but science has lagged behind in determining the effect nutrition has on our skin, hair and nails.

“Beauty experts are starting to see the benefits of a glass of this nutrient packed product, realising it isn’t just what you put on your body but what you put into it too.”

Susan Mahy, board director at Cosmetic Executive Women UK, said:

“The essential nutrients you need for healthy skin, hair and nails are most beneficial when ingested as part of your diet.”

… and if you add a sachet of help: clear skin to your daily glass of OJ you will also be helping your skin blemishes to disappear!


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