“They’re packed with nutrients that are great for keeping our skin taut and heart strong. They contain chock-full of vitamins B and C, as well as copper to help support collagen production,” recommends Theresa.
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“Kale has one of the highest level of antioxidants among vegetables and they’re a great source of vitamin C. Flavonoids, calcium, selenium and vitamin E — all of which are vital for our skin and body’s proper functioning — can also be found in kale,” Theresa suggests.
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“They contain antiageing nutrients like alpha and beta carotene and lutein to shield our skin against UV damages,” says Theresa.
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According to Theresa, “the enzyme papain found in papayas help to combat digestive disorders as well as inflammation. In addition, papayas are also loaded with calcium and potassium which regulate blood pressure and water balance, reducing bloating and puffiness.”
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“This vegetable contains vitamins A and C, calcium and they’ve been found to have liver detoxifying properties, flushing toxins out of our bodies,” suggests Theresa.
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“They’re a great source of antioxidants because of the high levels of flavonoids and carotene. The chlorophyll in them also boast alkalising and cleansing properties that are good for our body’s well functioning,” says Theresa.
Text: Hayden Ng, HerWorldPlus / Additional text: Cheryl Lim
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