Beauty Through A Healthy Diet
It should go without saying that fruits and vegetables are critical to a healthy lifestyle. These gems from nature contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and a boatload of other awesome nutritiousness that won’t be found in any French fry you eat. However, did you know that a diet heavy in fruits and vegetables can also be beneficial to your looks?
Carotenoids, organic pigments that naturally occur in fruits and vegetables, when consumed, affect the skin’s pigmentation. Recent studies at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland showed that eating more fruits and vegetables has a similar effect on the skin as sitting out in the sun — without those detrimental carcinogens. These Carotenoids increase redness, yellowness and the overall darkness of skin color, which according to the human eye is more appealing.
“We found that given the choice between skin color caused by suntan and skin color caused by Carotenoids, people preferred the Carotenoid skin color,” Dr. Ian Stephen, the study’s lead researcher, said in a statement. “So if you want a healthier and more attractive skin color, you are better off eating a healthy diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables than lying in the sun.”
According to results from the study, adding three servings of fruits and vegetables per day had a significant effect on the attractiveness of research participants.
This is an easy, healthy way to improve your looks at home, so give it a try!
It’s amazing what a healthy diet can do to make you look good and feel good. We want to stress, living a healthy lifestyle generally leads to a happy one. Body augmentations can help, but they aren’t always the solution. You need to be your own kind of beautiful!
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