November 2022

MOUNTAIN, SNOW AND SUN CREAM?

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Summer, sea and the scent of sunscreen, it’s a wonderful feeling that makes you feel like a solida; winter, snow and the scent of sunscreen should be just as beautiful and characterizing for snowshoeing and skiing.

Lo senti quel pungente profumo di freddo nell’aria, il grigio negli occhi e quei lunghi tramonti? E’ l’inverno che arriva.

(Stephen Littleword)

I’m Mrs Adorable and I’m about to tell you something you may not know. The dreaded UVA and UVB rays in summer are present in massive quantities even in the mountains , I talked about them some time ago in two articles:

In a nutshell, at high altitudes, due to the reduction in the atmosphere, the sun’s rays are more powerful and potentially dangerous, moreover, when we find ourselves on the snow to ski, snowshoe or enjoy moments of relaxation outside the shelter on a deckchair, the effect of refraction increases the amount and power of solar radiation . This is why it is essential to protect the skin with a good sunscreen.

Sun damage at high altitudes

Not using sunscreen in the long term exposes the skin to premature aging caused by solar radiation, while in the short term the risk of sunburn on the face, neck and ears is as real as at the beach in summer. In the mountains we don’t think about it because the cold and the high altitude don’t allow us to perceive the heat of the sun but in reality its power is very high and dangerous. Protecting the skin, as well as giving a very beautiful and uniform color, slows down the skin aging process and keeps the skin soft, hydrated and elastic .

Ragazza sulla neve protezione

Protect the little ones with sunscreen

Did you know that children’s skin is much more fragile and is much more exposed to damage from UV rays?

Children’s skin is thinner and their self-defense system against the sun’s rays is not fully developed . This condition causes 50 to 80 percent more damage and sunburn during childhood and adolescence.

If your children, your nephews or younger cousins love skiing and snowboarding , they must be protected from solar radiation with great attention to ensure that they have fun on the snow in total safety.

Mamma e figlia sdraiate sulla neve

When to apply sunscreen

Just like at the beach , to maintain the maximum effectiveness of the protection, the sunscreen should be applied to the exposed parts several times a day, and in the same way, in the evening after the shower, allow yourself a few moments of relaxation with a gentle massage by applying an after-sun cream to soothe and hydrate the skin, preparing it for the next day on the snow.

Happy holidays, let’s hope lots of snow arrives and a good tan, healthy and protected by Mrs Adorable.

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Coenzyme Q10, foods that contain it

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We know it well, there is no elixir of eternal youth but it is possible to slow down time and its effects on our body and skin .

I’m Mrs Adorable and I want to let you in on an all natural secret. It is coenzyme Q10 , a formidable aid in giving our body a lot of energy , improving the immune system and giving us a more beautiful appearance over time .

Non si può impedire di invecchiare,
ma si può impedire di diventare vecchi.

(Henri Matisse)

Coenzyme Q10 is essential for our life in energy production and protection against free radicals . Our body is able to synthesize Coenzyme Q10, which however tends to decrease with age.

Coenzima Q10 nel pollo

Luckcly, mother nature and supplementation allow us to take it in the right amount even if our body is unable to create stocks, this forces us to take it continuously to enjoy all the benefits, here’s where you can find it:

Meat

  • beef
  • chicken
  • pork (highest levels in heart and liver)

Fish

  • herring
  • sardines
  • shellfish
  • shellfish (shrimp and scallops)

There are foods that contain lower quantities but it is good to integrate them into our diet:

  • dairy products
  • egg
  • seeds and nuts
  • legumes
  • vegetables
  • vegetable oils
Coenzima Q10 frutta

For your convenience, we did a little research on foods and coenzyme Q10 concentrations

Meat and fish

AlimentoCoenzima Q10 (mg/kg)
Beef heart113,3
Pig heart118,1 – 282
Chicken liver116,2 – 132,2
Herring heart120,0 – 148,4
Beef liver39 – 50
Pork liver22,7 – 54
Muscle beef26 – 40
Pork beef13,8 – 45,0
Sardines5-64
Red meat cod43-67
White meat cod44-16
Salmon4-8
Tuna fish5
Coenzima Q10 spinaci

Fruits and Vegetables

AlimentoCoenzima Q10 (mg/kg)
Avocado9,5
Broccoli5,9 – 8,6
Sweat potato3,0 – 3,6
Green pepper3,3
Parsley8 – 26
Cauliflower2-7
Spinachfino a 10
Grape6 – 7
Blackcurrant3
Strawberries1
Oranges1 – 2
Grapefruit1
Apple1

Oil and Nuts

AlimentoCoenzima Q10 (mg/kg)
Soybean oil54 – 280
Extra virgin olive oil114 – 160
Peanut oil77
Rapeseed oil63,5 – 73,4
Grapeseed oil64 – 73
Sunflower oil4 – 15
Almond oil5 – 14
Peanuts (roasted)26,7
Pistachios20,1
Nuts19,0
Sesame seeds18-23
Almonds5 – 14
Coenzima Q10 noci

How much coenzyme Q10 to take?

The correct dose of coenzyme Q10 to take daily ranges from 30 mg to 200 mg per day . In the case of a diet low in foods containing it, it is always possible to rely on a good supplement to meet the daily requirement and reap all the benefits of this magnificent substance.

Coenzyme Q10 and beauty, practically synonymous

With growing awareness of the importance of diet and nutrition in health management, the beauty that comes from a healthy body is becoming an important part of the daily beauty routine. We women pay a lot of attention to the care of our skin with treatments, massages, creams and make-up but still too often we forget that beautiful skin is the result of a profound well-being that comes from correct nutrition and supplementation to always take the active ingredients that make us live better.

It integrates well-being for a body full of energy and radiant, sunny skin.

Your Mrs Adorable.

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