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Minerals 4 Beauty: SULFUR

May 8, 2011
Dearest Readers:
Sorry I’ve been M.I.A! Today I am headed to the French Riviera—Cannes, France to be exact for the Cannes Film Festival! That’s right, I’ve got a short film in the Cannes Short Film Corner (Check out my new website which also has a teaser for my short film “50 Bucks in Argentina” www.esosae.com)and I am going to network it up and also get a much needed vacay from the U.S. Promise to take my video camera; it should be a very interesting challenge trying to stay raw vegan in France. But I am a healthy food magnet and down for it, so let the games begin!  I also packed my little handy magic bullet blender and a super food powder so that I’m not lacking on vitamins. Hope to have some fun  footage to show you…Alright back to the post for today. Lately I’ve been very interested in beauty minerals—-basically the most essential minerals that keep our skin clear and give us that youthful glow. Will cover more minerals when I get back. -XoXo Raw Girl AKA Esosa E.

What  key beauty mineral can be used to treat acne and pimples, helps to heal scars and wounds, makes your skin, nails, and hair strong and radiant, and can also help you improve your memory? The answer is SULFUR. That’s right, sulfur is also known as “the beauty mineral” because it is so crucial to maintaining the beauty of our bodies.  To start off sulfur must be present for your bodies to produce collagen–which we all know is essential–as it keeps our skin soft and supple. Sulfur has a long history of use as a beauty mineral; apparently Ancient Romans soaked in sulfuric baths to prevent aging and prevent pain. Because sulfur is necessary to promote the flexibility of connective tissues, adding more sulfur to your diet can help those who work out. It actually reduces the amount of lactic acid that builds up in the muscles, can relieve or eliminate muscle cramps, and promotes healing and recovery of injuries faster! Going back to beauty, sulfur is found in keratin, a fibrous protein that makes up about 98% of your nails. So if you ever find yourself with brittle nails that break easily, you definitely need to increase your sulfur intake. Because of its glorious beauty benefits sulfur can be found in over the counter beauty products and in prescribed medications use to treat a range of skin issues such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne.
Beyond beauty, getting adequate amounts of sulfur also helps increase calmness, mental concentration, and boosts your memory.Now that you know how important sulfur is to beauty, here are some fruits and vegetables that have good amounts of sulfur to get you started: AVOCADOS, papaya, coconut, pineapple, banana, watermelon, watercress, garlic, onions, bok choy, cabbage, and spirulina –which is a blue-green algae that can be bought in powder or pill form. We’ll get into more beauty minerals when I return from France….Au Revoir!
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