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Cantaloupe-Ginger Juice for Beautiful Skin

by Tara Peterson 04/27/2012

vegan, vegetarian, cantaloupe-ginger, antioxidant, cantaloupe, how be be vegan, how to be vegetarian   This complexion-enhancing concoction will help improve your skin from the inside out and have you *glowing* in no time!

A one cup serving of cantaloupe provides your daily requirement of Vitamins A & C, which are both excellent free-radical scavengers and collagen-promoters.  Cantaloupe is also rich in Vitamin K, Omega-3 & -6 fatty acids, Potassium, Folate, Magnesium, Vitamin B6 , Niacin (B3), Thiamine (B1), and the anti-oxidant powerhouse, Superoxide Dismutase (SOD).  The Vitamin A found in cantaloupe aids in cell turnover, which helps your skin to look bright and glow, and the high SOD activity exerts a potent anti-inflammatory action.  These melons are also rich in water.  Since our bodies are mostly made up of water, it's necessary to get adequate amounts, so when you consume this tasty fruit you are hydrating your skin at the same time, which reduces the look of fine lines.

Like cantaloupe, ginger can also increase skin's radiance and decrease inflammation related to skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis.  Ginger has antiseptic qualities, which renders it effective in killing the bacteria that cause acne. Ginger may help lighten age spots and improves circulation.  Ginger's powerful antioxidant, gingerol, not only fights skin-damaging free radicals, but also promotes smoothness and evenness of skin tone and texture.

Ingredients: (serves 2)

1 cantaloupe

2 inch piece ginger

Instructions:  Wash the rind of the melon (to remove bacteria).  Cut cantaloupe in half and remove seeds.  Cut off the rind if it is conventional.  If it is organic, you may leave the rind on (cutting the rind off increases the sweet taste).  Cut into juice-hopper sized slices.  Juice 1 to 2 inch piece of ginger; start with less and add more to taste.

Watch your skin *GLOW*!

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