#SkinnyThursday: STRAWBERRY

It is the green skin day; let us rise again to keep it smooth and shiny. The skin is said to be the largest organ of the body, and luckily it does not take too much to nourish it. It shelters the body from harsh weather condition, UV rays and protects the body’s internal organs. It is also the part of the body that we use to make an impression. We have explored quite some fruits and vegetables to give this body a treat.

It is the last Skinny Thursday in this series, but I can assure you it is not the end of greening the skin. There is a lot to talk about when it comes to the skin, and I can promise that more articles are still coming regarding this organ.

The Skinny magician for the day is STRAWBERRY.

Strawberries are high in Vitamin C content; they contain a significant alpha hydroxyl acid known as salicylic acid making it extra good for beautiful skin. Salicylic acid is known to be used for acne treatment because it can penetrate deep into the pores and clean them out. It unclogs the pores and stops pimples from forming. This helps to clear out the milia, whiteheads, and blackheads before they become stubborn pimples.

Given their amazing combination of phytonutrients—including anthocyanins, ellagitannins, flavonols, terpenoids, and phenolic acids—it is not surprising to find increasing research interest in the anti-inflammatory properties of strawberries. However, it is still exciting to see this remarkable fruit lowering levels of inflammatory markers like C-reactive protein (CRP) when consumed several days per week in everyday amounts of approximately one cup. Recent research has shown that several blood markers for chronic, unwanted inflammation can be improved by regular intake of strawberries.

Strawberries contain a powerful antioxidant called ellagic acid, proven to prevent collagen destruction that leads to wrinkle formation. Ellagic acid has photoprotective effects that guard against UV rays.

Eating strawberries can help achieve a glowing skin.

Give your body a green treat today.

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#SkinnyThursday: PUMPKIN

Its skinny Thursday and the Skinny magician for the day is PUMPKIN.

Pumpkin is one of the top sources of Beta Carotene. The body converts Beta Carotene to Vitamin A. Half cup of cooked pumpkin packs nearly 400% of the body’s daily need for vitamin A. Vitamin A is responsible for the growth of the body skin cells. Increased intake of vitamin A helps to keep the skin soft, smooth and wrinkle free.

Today’s green treat is all in a bowl of pumpkin salad.

Give your body a green treat today.

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Olubunmi Ayodele

#SkinnyThursday: KIWI

Yippee!!!! It's Skinny Thursday again. It’s that time of the week when we rejuvenate that glowing fish catching skin of ours. Today’s Skin magician is KIWI.

Kiwi fruits are packed with a whole lot of Vitamin C-nearly 120% of the body’s daily requirement is contained in one Kiwi fruit. C Vitamins stimulate collagen synthesis, which keeps the skin tight and smoothen fine lines.

A study reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that diets with high Vitamin C content were associated with less dryness and less noticeable wrinkles.

Green your Skin today with some chopped or blended Kiwi mix.

Remember, the greener the Skin the bigger the fish.

Give your body a green treat today.

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Olubunmi Ayodele


The skin is the outer covering of the human body, it protects us from microbes and the elements, helps regulate body temperature, and permits the sensations of touch, heat, and cold. I would rather look at this one from the looking damn too beautiful point of view. So, the skin is an instrument for catching fishes and the quality of care you give to it may determine the quality of fish it catches. LOL.

I’m sure I don’t need to tell the consequences of not pampering your skin because I have said it all and with a loud mouth for that matter. To simply put, the greener the skin the bigger the fish.

As usual, I will unlock a secret skinny magician every Thursday and you can make whatever dish, salad, smoothie or juice out of it. The Skinny magician for today is SPINACH.


This vegetable is awesome and does a great job at treating the skin. Spinach is loaded with antioxidants; it helps to reduce the onset of wrinkles. It strengthens the skin tissues and possesses anti-inflammatory properties which flush toxins giving a clear and glowing skin.

Give your body a green treat today.

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