We spend so long coating ourselves in serums, lotions and potions we sometimes forget that what we put inside our bodies can have an effect on our looks too.
In fact, what we eat can be more important in keeping us looking young and beautiful than any facial. We all know the basics – burgers, chips and chocolate = bad; fruit and veg = good – but which foods can really make us look our shiny, beautiful best?
We asked expert foodies to tell us what we should be putting in our shopping baskets to enhance our looks.
Papaya, Spinach and Kale:
It might seem like a random combination, but papaya, spinach and kale all provide a phytochemical called lutein, which according to experts from the Department of Dermatology at the University of Naples helps to boost the skin’s antioxidant capacity thereby protecting against damage from free radicals.
Researchers at Hirosaki University in Japan have just completed an intensive study which shows that blackcurrants can actually help reduce dark circles under the eyes.
The tests proved that the consumption of blackcurrants improved the blood flow around the optical nerves and drastically reduced the effect of ‘sagging eyes’.
The good news is that it’s not just fresh blackcurrants that can help, blackcurrants in any form will do the trick – including in jams and pies!
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