Antioxidants have been a hot topic in the health world for several years. Loosely, an antioxidant is a substance that helps create a barrier from free-radical damage, also known as the decaying process of oxidation. Oxidation is what causes most of the visible signs of aging in the skin, even though oxidation itself is going on at a very small, atomic level that you really can’t see. It’s what
Monthly Moments with Dr. Murad
One of my favorite insights I like to share with people is: “Before there was medicine, there was food.” But a lesser-known addition to that quote is: “Before there was food there was chocolate!” Chocolate has gotten a bad rap because of its high sugar and fat content. However, in moderation, chocolate can be a great health benefit!
Think about the last time you were your happiest, when you were stress free, when you didn’t let others get in the way of your passion. When was it? There’s a good chance it was when you were about two years old. At two you danced, you sang, you played, you had adventures, and you didn’t worry about what anyone thought.
When you are out enjoying the summer sun it is easy to forget about keeping hydrated and supplementing your diet with healthy foods. But when you pack a snack this summer before a daylong adventure, hike or trip to the beach, remember to include these foods that are also particularly good for your skin.