Fruits that promote healthy skin
01 Oct 2012
We are always being told to eat more fruit, but what benefits can this have for our skin? Some produce is better than others for promoting a healthy glow - and there's even scientific evidence to prove it!
A team from the University of St Andrews recently discovered that a diet rich in fruit and vegetables can have a positive impact on skin tone, with volunteers appearing more radiant after boosting their intake.
But which fruits in particular should we be eating?
Papaya is a great natural treatment for skin conditions, not least because it is rich in vitamins A and C. It can help to make the skin firmer as well as improve elasticity, mainly because vitamin C helps with to manufacture collagen.
There is good reason why Christopher Columbus referred to papaya as "the fruit of the angels"!
Acne sufferers are said to benefit from eating more apples, or so researchers believe. They claim that the presence of an enzyme called pectin can help make the skin appear younger, as well as prevent the onset of acne.
There is also evidence to suggest that orange fruits - including apricots, cantaloupe melons and oranges - can be an effective acne treatment due to their levels of vitamin A.
Berries are promoted for their antioxidant properties, which make them a great addition to your diet if you are hoping for better looking skin. Cranberries, blueberries and blackberries are just some of the best natural anti-ageing foods out there and are a must for anyone hoping to maintain a healthy glow.
Berries can also help with collagen production, which in turn helps the skin to keep its structure and reduce lines and wrinkles.
Adding a variety of fruits to your diet could make your skin appear healthier, while also giving your general well-being a boost!