The Best Fruits and Veggies for Glowing Skin

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Skin Friendly Fruits and VeggiesAll types of produce are healthy for our bodies - both inside and out. But some contain more antioxidants than others, which can have a beneficial impact on your skin. Here are the top ones to try, along with new ways to squeeze them into your daily diet.

According to the American Chemical Society, strawberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels of any fruit. One cup of strawberries contains 149% of your daily recommended amount of vitamin C, one of your skin’s best nutrient friends.

SNEAK THEM IN: Add them to smoothies, slice them on top of your morning cereal, or top them with fresh whipped cream for a special treat.

These pitted beauties are also high in vitamins A, C, and K; they also contain natural phenols and polyphenols, which are potent antioxidants with an assortment of better-skin benefits.

SNEAK THEM IN: If fresh plums aren't your fave, try snacking on the dried version—aka prunes. They are much tastier than their reputation gives them credit for.

These breakfast staples contain about 120% of your daily vitamin C, which helps disarm the free radicals that can prematurely age the skin.

SNEAK THEM IN: Start your day with a glass of OJ, squeeze fresh juice or add slices to tap or bottled water to amp up the flavor, or toss wedges into your favorite salad.

Artichokes are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate; they are a staple of the much ballyhooed Mediterranean diet.

SNEAK THEM IN: They are delicious in dips, but if that's not ideal for your waistline, roast them on the grill with a drizzle of olive oil and a dash of fresh lemon juice.

Another antioxidant powerhouse, this cruciferous veggie is packed with vitamin C, vitamin K, and Vitamin B6. Studies show that different varieties of cabbage—like green, red, and savoy—contain different types of healthy compounds, so mix it up when you go to the store.

SNEAK IT IN: Make salads with cabbage leaves instead of lettuce; whip up a batch of cole slaw, or sauté it with olive oil as a side dish.

These tiny trees have a notorious taste-bad reputation, but there's little doubt that they are great for your body and skin. An excellent source of vitamins A, C, K, and B6, broccoli also has a positive impact on our body’s natural detoxification systems.

SNEAK IT IN: Toss it into soup, place them on a pizza, mix them into a salad, or steam it as a side dish.

By Cathy Garrard
DERMAdoctor Staff Writer

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