FOODS FOR PRETTIER SKIN
Many foods promote skin health. Some are at their most beneficial when eaten raw:
Kale and Spinach
Kale and spinach help keep skin firm because they contain phytonutrients that provide extra protection from sun damage. Spinach is especially good because it's loaded with the nutrients beta-carotene and lutein, which have been shown to improve skin elasticity.
Walnuts and Pistachios
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Walnuts and pistachios are rich sources of vitamins B and E that help protect against cell damage. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals and oxidation that age the skin prematurely, while vitamin B aids circulation to give skin a healthy, youthful glow.
Berries and Citrus
Berries are packed with age-defying antioxidants as well as fiber, a nutrient that helps eliminate toxins before they cause breakouts. Citrus fruits are loaded with vitamin C, a potent antioxidant that also boosts collagen production for soft, supple skin.
ApplesPHOTO BY MITCH MANDEL
Like citrus, apples are also high in vitamin C—helpful for collagen production. The copper in apples aids the production of melanin, the brown-black pigment in skin that works as a natural sun protector.
This nut milk is great for your skin because it contains collagen-boosting copper, as well as the mineral manganese, which helps protect skin from UV damage.