Beauty & the Beets: Fruits, Veggies Linked to Attractiveness

fruit and veggie attractiveness

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Or is it in the eye of the beet holder? Research found that eating fruits and veggies boosted the health and attractiveness ratings of study subjects.

Faces considered ‘healthy’ had the color equivalent of 2.91 fruit and veggie portions a day, and ‘attractive’ faces had 3.3 daily portions.

That’s it? you ask. I eat that much produce at breakfast alone. Okay wishful thinking, Torey.☺ As it turns out, only 1 in 25 people eat their daily vegetable target, and only 1 in 10 eat their fruit quota.

Let this be one more good reason to eat your produce. Carotenoids, the yellow and red pigments that give fruits and veggies their vibrant skin, works similarly in human skin. Noticeable changes to skin pigmentation occurred in just six weeks in the study.

Recipes

Bring on the tomatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots and greens! Here are some recipe ideas:

Creamy Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup Creamy Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GGreen Bean, Tomato, and Chickpea Saladreen Bean, Tomato & Chickpea Salad:

 

February 21, 2016

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