We all know an important component to a healthy mind and body is our daily fruits and veggies, but can they also improve your skin? A recent study aimed to find out. Research published on the online journal PloS ONE found that eating just one extra portion of fruits of vegetables lead to healthier and rosier skin. The study questioned and examined 35 University of St. Andrews students. They measured the correlation between the amount of increase fruit and vegetable consumption and skin tone over a 3 to 6 week period. At the end of the study, those who had eaten more vegetables had a noticeable increase in healthier appearing skin, including redness and yellowness. Researchers are not sure what causes this change, but suspect carotenoids. The study was only conducted on Caucasian students, leading researchers to wonder if they effects would be the same on other skin tones. But an improved skin tone and healthy glow is another reason to pick up some fresh fruits and veggies!
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