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Take Note, Moms: Fruit Is Nature's Healer

| Filed under: Oops!HealthMargaux J. RathbunPerezcious Parenting

Margaux's Nutrition Nibble

It's Q and A time with Perezitos.com's nutrition expert Margaux J. Rathbun!

And this week, we're focusing on the beauty of fruit! It's not just a food anymore… Many fruits include the proper vitamins and antioxidants that can help heal any pain or wounds. Fascinating!

Jessica from New York asks:

"Hi Margaux! My teenage daughter recently had a bad experience with her curling iron and ended up burning her hand quite badly. We are rubbing vitamin E oil on it every night to help it heal but I was wondering if there were any foods that could help speed up the healing process? Hopefully my daughter has learned to be more careful! Thanks for your help."

Margaux says:

"Ouch! I’ve done that a few times so tell your daughter not to feel bad. There are plenty of natural ways to help relieve the pain and heal her wound. Tell her to drink plenty of good quality water because hydration is important for maintaining healthy skin. Cucumbers are great for using topically on skin to help heal the burn. Eating brightly colored fruits and vegetable full of antioxidants will speed up the healing process. Include foods like bell peppers, sweet potatoes, broccoli, blueberries, and carrots in your daughter’s diet. The beta-carotene in carrot juice is a fantastic nutrient needed to help repair the skin and you can find this at most natural food stores. Foods rich in vitamin C, such as berries and oranges, will also help with the healing process. I hope your daughter heals up soon!"

And we do too!

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