Need yet another reason to eat your fruits and vegetables this week? Two research studies out of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland found that people who increased their consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables had a change in skin pigmentation that other test subjects described as attractive.
Specifically, undergraduate students were asked to fill out questionnaires about their diet and have their skin color measured across six weeks. The students were not asked to change their diet, but those who naturally ate more fruits and vegetables saw a increase in redness, yellowness and overall darkness of skin color, a change that students in a separate survey rated as more attractive.
On average, an increase of about 3.3 more servings of vegetables per day correlated with a perceptively more attractive skin tone. At least according to students at St. Andrews.