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Hey Gorgeous, soon to be Glowing Creature!

We all care about our internal health, of course—immune system, gut, blood, etc. But we don’t see these things every day.

What do we see? External indicators.

Wrinkles. Or smooth skin. Dryness. Or a glowing, soft complexion. Sagging. Or tone and vitality.

I’ve assured you that you’ll have glowing skin on the plant-based diet. Now here’s the proof. 

The health of our skin is one of the most obvious indicators of our body’s overall condition. It’s super visible, and we watch it change every day in the mirror.

Researchers studied wrinkles in 716 women’s faces, focusing specifically on crow’s feet. They rated test subjects’ wrinkles on a scale of one to six (with six being the worst) and tracked dietary differences.

The results?

Drumroll please… 😉

Women eating more green and yellow vegetables scored lower (that is, they had less wrinkles!). Less than one serving of juicy green and luscious yellow goodies: average score of three. Two or more servings per day: a score of two.

So, eat up, gorgeous! Glowing skin is waiting at your local farmer’s market!

Need some recipe inspiration? Check out my archives for loads of simple, delicious suggestions.

xx

Donna

Sources:
Daniell, HW. Smoker’s wrinkles. A study in the epidemiology of “crow’s feet”. Ann Intern Med. 1971 Dec;75(6):873-80.
Purba MB, Kouris-Blazos A, Wattanapenpaiboon N, Lukito W, Rothenberg EM, Steen BC, Wahlqvist ML. Skin wrinkling: can food make a difference? J Am Coll Nutr. 2001 Feb;20(1):71-80.
Nagata C, Nakamura K, Wada K, Oba S, Hayashi M, Takeda N, Yasuda K. Association of dietary fat, vegetables and antioxidant micronutrients with skin ageing in Japanese women. Br J Nutr. 2010 May;103(10):1493-8.
Heinrich U, Moore CE, De Spirt S, Tronnier H, Stahl W. Green tea polyphenols provide photoprotection, increase microcirculation, and modulate skin properties of women. J Nutr. 2011 Jun;141(6):1202-8.