As well as incorporating California Prunes into your balanced diet, they could also help to boost your beauty regime.
Skin Protection From Within
Today the beauty business is booming and thanks to modern methods such as botox and microdermabrasion women can fight the ageing process on all levels and maintain a youthful appearance well past the age of 35. However we are increasingly focussing on natural, healthy approaches to anti-ageing. New terms are becoming popular such as beauty foods, cosmeceuticals and nutricosmetics which refer to edible products such as foods, supplements and beverages marketed specifically for beauty benefits and to work from the inside of the body to the outside.
Other beautiful benefits of quality California Prunes include:
3 California prunes = 1 of your '5 a day'
Just three sweet and juicy California prunes constitutes one portion of the recommended '5 a day' fruits and vegetables as well as providing a tasty, filling snack that contains virtually no fat (just 0.38g per 100g) or salt.
California Prunes Face Mask
California Prunes can make a difference to your skin from the outside too. If you suffer from a dry or oily complexion, a California Prune nutrient rich face mask can help your skin regain its balance.
Blend the following ingredients:
- One tablespoon of California Prune puree
- Two tablespoons of natural yoghurt
- One tablespoon of bran
Apply the mask generously to your face avoiding the eye area and relax (cucumber slices over the eyes are also extra soothing)
After 10 minutes massage your face with a small circular motion to exfoliate the skin and rinse off the mask with warm water, your skin should feel soft, smooth and revitalised!
Prunes are high in fibre providing both soluble and insoluble fibre (4-5 prunes contains 1/6 of an adult RDA of fibre). Fibre may help contribute to a healthy digestive system.
For further information on the health benefits of quality California Prunes please click here to visit our health page.
For other ways to incorporate the quality of California Prunes into your lifestyle please click here to go to our recipe pages, our California Prune and blackberry smoothie makes a great start for the day at breakfast and our energy boost bar is an ideal mid-morning snack.