Monday, October 18, 2010

Tomato - The Pretty-Skin Veggie

Can you really eat your way to younger- and prettier- looking skin? You bet!  The foods in your kitchen are just as important for keeping skin soft, smooth, and glowing as the lotions and creams in your bathroom. Good nutrition is the basic building block of healthy skin.

Tomato is one of the best veggie that makes your skin glow. Eating red helps keep your skin from turning red. In one study, subjects who consumed 5 tbsp of high-in-lycopene tomato paste daily for 3 months had nearly 25% more protection against sunburn. Even better, skin had more collagen, which prevents sagging and firms up the skin. Another reason to toss an extra tomato into your salad: German scientists report that higher skin levels of this antioxidant correlate to fewer lines and furrows, which means younger-looking skin! I even have friends who use tomato as face mask to treat pimples, and is proven quite effective.