A new twist on the adage “You are what you eat” – You look like what you eat. The food you eat has a visible effect on skin tone, which can cause you to appear healthier and more attractive to the other sex.
Researchers in Scotland measured the changes in the skin tone of volunteers during a period of 6 weeks of dietary changes. The fair skinned volunteers adjusted their diet to increase intake of foods with carotenoids, a type of antioxidant. Carotenoids are yellow/orange/red organic pigments that appear in various fruits and veggies such as carrots, tomatoes and basically anything with a reddish orange hue. When consumed in sufficient quantity, the carotenoids affect skin coloration and turn it slightly yellowish.
The scientists conclude their research paper with a suggestion – perhaps this is a new angle that health practitioners should adopt to motivate the public and clients to eat their veggies…
What carotenoid-full foods will you be eating today?