A study was conducted in England at the University of St Andrews and Bristol University which studied the effectiveness that vegetables and fruits have on skin health.
Glowing skin is found attractive by many and desired by many but heading to the beach or tanning center is not the only way to get the glow is what was found by this research. This research has been conducted on many species of animals but this was the first to specifically focus on humans.
The researchers took a sample of people who eat a considerable amount of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. This sample showed that they have a desirable glow to their skin. Vegetables such as tomatoes and carrots give off Carotenoids, Carotenoids are antioxidants that contribute to reducing the effects of stress and damage from the elements and everyday living on the skin. It is this anitoxident that plays a vital role in helping skin have this desirable glow.
The researchers found that when individuals have a choice between the skin complexion of a suntanned Caucasian face to a Caucasian face belonging to an individual who consumed vegetables and fruits it was found that the one with the glow created by healthy foods was proffered.
Eating vegetables and fruits is not only more economical than visiting the tanning center it is better for the body as a whole. This research conducted by Dr Ian Stephen, suggests that the consumption of eating vegetables and fruits is equal in its effectiveness to gaining a glow to the skin. This is just another great reason to improve eating habits, eating healthier will keep the body happy and skin glowing!