1.17.2011

Want a Healthy Glow? Eat Your Veggies

You might think that time in the sun or even a sunless tanner will give you a healthy, more attractive glow, but there's a new miracle beauty product in town: Veggies! According to new research, eating a diet high in fruits and veggies gives you a healthier glow than the sun.

The research, which was published in the Journal Evolution and Human Behaviour credits substances called carotenoids for the glow. Carotenoids, responsible for the red coloring in carrots and tomatoes, are antioxidants that help soak up damaging compounds produced by the stresses and strains of everyday living. Carotenoids are also important for the immune and reproductive systems.

Fruits and vegetable intake is also closely linked to improved body composition and lower rates of all chronic diseases. So this is just another perk to eating a healthy diet! For more information on the study, along with a photographic example of the healthy glow described, click here for more info.