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Do fruits and vegetables make you more attractive?

We all know we should eat more fruits and vegetables for our health, wellness, and longevity. But now there’s evidence that it can also improve how we look.

A new study shows that eating more produce can make your skin look more attractive. Fruits and vegetables, which are both packed with antioxidants and plant-based pigments, seem to have a positive effect on skin tone.

Participants in the study showed an improvement in skin appearance even after an increase of one portion of fruit and vegetable a day. So it looks like you won’t need to be living on smoothies and salads in order to give your skin a healthier hue. A small change may yield visible results.

Read more at WebMD.

About Adriana Villavicencio

Dr. Adriana Villavicencio is the youngest child of Ecuadorian immigrants. She has moved 29 times in her life, taking her on a journey from California to Bangalore, India, and New York City, where she recently earned a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and works as a Research Associate at New York University. An avid traveler, Adriana has collected experiences in four different continents and 16 different countries. But as a former high school English teacher, some of her fondest memories are those of her brilliant and brilliantly funny students in Brooklyn and Oakland. Adriana has contributed to several publications including the Daily News and Space.com, and is a managing editor for the Journal of Equity in Education. She earned a B.A. in English and an M.A. in English Education at Columbia University, and currently serves on the board of Columbia’s Latino Alumni Association (LAACU). She enjoys scary movies with red vines, Sauvignon Blanc, and her Maltese dog, Napoleon.

To learn more about Adriana’s education consulting company, please visit www.theradicalideas.com.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be understood to be shared by Being Latino, Inc.

Comments

  1. I’m not sure, but just in case I just ate a plate full of rutabaga, rhubarb and radishes.

  2. I don’t know if it makes one physically attractive. But it can make one more spiritually and ethically attractive by only eating plant based food as opposed to slaughtered animal foods. Whole foods and organic produce and RAW is the best diet. The hard part is sticking to it!

  3. Ugly is to the bone, but maintaining your diet with high in fruits and vega tables, if not allergic to them. Is all good. Btw, grass fed beef or free range chicken is not bad Mario. If you recall, beef is what made humans revolve to help our brains grow to achieve intelligence we have today. It is processed crap or GMO’s is what is killing us.

  4. Definitely!!!

  5. I’m glad you put this up there. I been slowly making the transition to eating one serving of animal protein every few weeks, and being Puerto Rican I get scrutinized by family and friends non-stop. Somehow over the course of our history we went from being gatherers in the rainforests to carnivorous peoples in the barrios. For the majority of our history meat has been a treat to our diets not a necessity or daily routine. But we’ve come to think that meat needs to be the “star” of any dish we make, when veggies and fruits should be.

    That’s why Latinos have a higher obesity rate and Heart disease is the #1 killer of us all.

    Anyways, to get back on topic. My skin does look better than it did. I get far less breakouts and have MORE energy, even though you would think I have less

  6. I’m Vegan and I believe attractiveness comes in many shapes and forms. Philosophy of life… can be the ultimate; for me :)

  7. As long as fast food chains have overwhelming power over our commerce, and as long as there is a McDonald’s on virtually every corner, with their ads suffocating TV and sides of buses, etc., people will continue to eat unhealthy and ignore good eating habits.

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    I am going to watch out for brussels. I will appreciate
    if you continue this in future. Lots of people will be benefited from
    your writing. Cheers!

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