The Fruits Of Summer

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Peaches, plums and nectarines are a rite of summer - and a must for healthy summer skin

NC-Its a sure sign of summer: mounds of sweet, juicy peaches; plump, flavorful plums; and aromatic nectarines that seem to arrive with the warm days of late spring and leave with the first cool autumn breezes.

Perhaps its just a coincidence that these same peaches, plums and nectarines - long considered a delicious source of nutrition like most fruits and vegetables - are also important sources of antioxidants, essential for maintaining healthy skin. When the sun begins to shine, these fruits begin to work their magic.

A recent study conducted by the University of California - Davis found that these three summer stone fruits are rich in phenolic compounds which act as antioxidants, and include ascorbic acid Vitamin C, carotenoids orange or red colored substances found in many fruits and provitamin A/beta-carotene.

Heres how antioxidants work to protect the skin. Photoaging - skin cha

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The Fruits Of Summer
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