Fall is the perfect season to enjoy certain fruits and vegetables that are not only delicious, but also offer a bunch of nutrients to our body, but most importantly, to our skin, this is another way to make our skin look healthy, smooth and gorgeous, by watching what we eat.
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See the most beneficial fruits and vegetables that will bring happiness to your skin in autumn:
Carrots: This vegetable is a source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that gives vitamin A to your body and helps protect your skin from the sun’s rays. Vitamin A helps the skin to heal faster in case the person has a cut or is sunburned. You can either eat raw carrots or cooked to get more beta-carotene into your body.
Pumpkin Seeds: This is the star of fall, nothing says fall like a pumpkin! But it not only works as a decorative item for Halloween but its seeds are also loaded with zinc, which stimulates cell renewal and protects skin against infection, and with multitudes of vitamins (including A, C, and E). They contain beta carotene too, which is very useful to protect the skin against sun damage. The seeds also have essential fatty acids that are ideal to regulate oil production and to keep the skin balanced and fresh.
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Beets: This vibrant, tasty veggie may not have been your favorite as a kid, but it’s time to give it a chance, if you haven’t already. Beets contain several vitamins and minerals, including potassium, fiber, iron, vitamins A, B and C, as well as magnesium, which wards off free radicals that lead to fine lines and wrinkles. Magnesium also helps prevent skin allergies and eczema flare-ups, for those who experience those conditions.
Apples: Apples contain antioxidants that help prevent skin cell damage, perfect for anyone on the go, although about two-thirds of the antioxidants found in apples are actually in the peel, so feel free to just bite in. They also contain B vitamins, which help combat acne and other skin irritations. Apples are also highly nutritious, rich in vitamin C and are one of the best sources of fiber and flavonoids. You can eat them in their natural state or bake them.
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Brussels sprouts: They are also known as “baby cabbages,” this is a popular autumnal vegetable which is in season from now through late winter. Brussel sprouts are packed with vitamin C, they help skin look firmer and smoother while preventing the appearance of sun spots and dryness.
Cauliflower: it is packed with folate that helps skin retain moisture and encourages cells to grow and divide.
Kale: it’s packed with vitamin A, C, and K. This super combination of vitamins help retain moisture and act as antioxidants, reducing the visible signs of aging. It also provides a natural healthy glow because of its detoxification effect.
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Cranberries & Oranges: Vitamin C is the powerhouse ingredient in these fruits which help to eliminate damage from free radicals and prevent the breakdown of collagen within our skin. Also, you can find carotenoids , Vitamin A, and antioxidants in these fruits.