Eating vegetables gives you a healthier glow than the sun

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

I posted an article that contained a clip about this on my Get Natured Facebook page (and Twitter) yesterday and I think it is worth a full post. This is just fascinating to me!

New research suggests that eating a diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables actually gives you a healthier glow than the sun. In the photo below, the middle image shows the woman's natural skin tone. The image on the left shows the effects of the sun and the image on the right shows the results of a diet rich in fruits and veggies (specifically those high in carotenoids like carrots and tomatoes). Participants in the study thought that the fruit and veggie glow looked healthier.

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I definitely notice a difference in my own skin when I'm eating lots of fruits and veggies- especially greens. When I regularly have a green smoothie and a giant salad each day, I love the way that my skin glows.

Don't forget to get some sun too, though- you need your vitamin D!

The full article, here, is worth a read.

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