5 Facts About Veggies and Skin Toneby The HealthCentral Editorial Team
Veggie glow comes from carotenoids
Research has found that eating more fruits and vegetables can change skin tone, and give it a healthy glow. It all comes down to carotenoids, which is the orange-red pigment found in fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, apricots, oranges, mangoes and spinach.
Skin tone changes to a golden glow
Research has found that people who eat large quantities of fruits and vegetables show a change in skin color, towards a golden, healthy glow. Conversely, people who eat less fruit and vegetables show a reduction in skin tone.
Veggie glow is more attractive than tan
A new study found that people find the veggie glow more attractive than a traditional tan, or melanin coloration. Researchers did three experiments asking people to judge the attractive of faces with a veggie glow or a traditional tan. All three results showed that between 75 percent and 86 percent of people judged the veggie glow faces as more attractive.
The veggie glow may be a cue for healthiness
Eat two extra portions of fruit and veggies a day
Researchers say eating just two extra portions of fruit and vegetables a day can lead to a detectable change in skin tone in just six weeks. They say that though skin color varies across the world, those who eat lots of fruits and veggies have a healthier, more attractive skin tone.