We all know eating fruits and vegetables will keep us healthy and slim, but now according to a new study it will keep our skin healthy also. German scientists from the Institute for Experimental Dermatology at the University of Witten-Herdecke, discovered that study participants’ skin condition drastically improved and appeared thicker and more hydrated, when given a fruit and vegetable concentrate.
The study, published in the new issue of Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, involved two groups of 26 healthy, middle-aged women. Half of the participants were given a micronutrient food supplement Juice Plus +(R), Fruit Blend and Juice Plus+(R) Vegetable Blend made primarily of fruit and vegetable juice powder, for twelve weeks using a monocentric, double-blind placebo and randomized controlled design. The other half were given a placebo capsule twice a day during the study period. The results? Skin benefits from an optimal supply of fruit and vegetable-based nutrients and oxygen that aid skin cell metabolism, producing visible skin improvements in hydration, density and thickness.
This great news for your skin … and your wallet! Instead of spending money on pricey skin creams and serums, simply adding carotenoid-rich vegetables like kale, spinach, carrots, mustard greens, winter squash and other fruits and vegetables like pomegranates, bananas, broccoli, and strawberries to your diet can help you eat your way to a fit body and clear, healthy, and youthful looking skin.
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