9 – Cabbage and skin health
Vitamin A (retinol) is one of the most widely acknowledged nutrients for healthy skin. Retinol is an antioxidant, and fights the free radical damage, helping to prevent wrinkling and sagging skin.
Topical retinol is also effective for the management of eczema and acne.
Vitamin A deficiency can result in rough, dry skin, which can appear as rough bumps on the back of the arms.
Increasing dietary vitamin C can contribute to improved skin health. Research has shown that diets high in vitamin C are associated with less skin wrinkling and better skin appearance.
Vitamin C plays an important part in collagen synthesis, which is necessary for the extracellular stability of the skin.
A vitamin C deficiency can result in scurvy, which manifests at first as rough dry skin.
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