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Beautiful skin with these 9 foods

At Fountain of Youth Medical, Farragut we strive to meet all your anti-aging needs. Here are a few reviews about our services. Below the reviews are some great tips for beautiful skin this summer.

I was so impressed with Fountain of Youth. The nurse practitioner,Lynn, was so professional, thorough, and explained everything at length before we even began. Also answered all my questions and made me feel so glad to be there. Would recommend to everyone. Leslie
Staff is simply awesome from front door to treatment room. Lynne was great about answering any questions I had and giving advice. I was nervous going in but she puts you completely at ease. Can’t say enough nice things. Ramona
Will definitely be back. Good location. Very nice people and good price on Botox. Julie
Great atmosphere, very organized and polite staff. Cate
Amazing job!!!! So caring and really listened to what I wanted and had great suggestions!!!  Amy

Mr. Fox is so professional and has excellent bedside manners. I'll def be back and continue treatments. Super pleased. Highly recommend. Jen

Lynne was amazing. I will be back!  Ashlee 
Wow. I am so impressed with Nurse Lynn and the staff at Fountain of Youth. I just had Botox administered yesterday. Nurse Lynn was very thorough and explained what to expect. The procedure was painless and I'm already noticing a difference in my wrinkles. I would highly recommend FOY to my friends and I'll be coming back for microneedling!  Danielle

Tim Fox, NP was amazing. He took his time and answered all my questions. Kimberly

Pleasant experience and informative, I was a first timer.  Carol

Tim was great! No bruising whatsoever! Chris is professional, patient and kind!  Ashley

1. Kiwifruit

Eating foods high in vitamin C is associated with healthier, moisture skin with fewer wrinkles. One delicious kiwifruit provides more than 60 milligrams of this skin-friendly nutrient.

2. Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed oil is high in linoleic acid, a healthy polyunsaturated fat. Research suggests that linoleic acid helps protect against the wrinkling and thinning of the skin that occurs with age.

3. Cocoa

Flavonoids are antioxidants found in many fruits and vegetables and red wine, tea, and cocoa. In one study, consuming hot cocoa was found to protect skin from sun damage, increase blood flow to the skin, and decrease skin roughness.

4. Almonds

Almonds are a good source of vitamin E, flavonoids, and linoleic acid. These substances help keep your skin healthy and protect it against the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays.

5. Watermelon

This favorite summertime treat offers more than juicy sweetness. Watermelon carries a rich supply of lycopene, a carotenoid compound with antioxidant properties. Lycopene may make skin smoother and help protect it from sun damage. Another tasty source of lycopene: is tomatoes.

6. Soy

Soy contains antioxidants called isoflavones. Some research shows that isoflavones can improve skin thickness, collagen content, and elasticity.

7. Dark Green Leafy Vegetables

Spinach, chard, kale, and other dark leafy greens are rich in lutein, an antioxidant linked to healthier skin. In a study in Italy, eating three servings of dark green leafy vegetables a week was associated with lower rates of melanoma, a type of skin cancer. Check first with your doctor if you are taking any blood-thinner medications, as dark green leafy vegetables can adversely interact with these drugs.

8. Carrots

Carrots boost beta-carotene, which protects the skin against damage from sun exposure. Other good sources of beta-carotene are sweet potatoes, mangos, papayas, spinach, and kale.

9. Tea

Green and black teas contain catechins and epicatechins, which are types of flavanols that are potent antioxidants. Studies show that tea drinking may help keep the skin more elastic and protect against skin cancer.

Add these wonderful foods to your diet. Make an appointment for services at Fountain of Youth, and be the best you this summer.

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