Eating fruits and vegetables makes you attractive
Even a few weeks of eating fruits and vegetables may give your skin a healthy glow and make you look cuter, a new study has suggested.
Scientists at St Andrews University monitored the food consumption of 35 people and clicked their pictures over this period.
Eating an average of 2.9 more portions of fruit and vegetables a day made them look healthier when rated by others at the end of the study, while an extra 3.3 portions enhanced their attractiveness, the Daily Mail reported.
Fruit and vegetables are rich in carotenoids, which guard against cell damage from pollution and UV rays and can prevent age-related disorders like heart disease and cancer.
It was previously known that eating extreme amounts of certain vegetables such as carrots could turn skin orange. However, it was not known that a small increase in these red and yellow pigments in the skin could be perceptible to others – or that it was seen as appealing.
A camera that can gauge close-up changes to the skin`s redness, yellowness and lightness found that these considerably increased in people who increased their intake of fruit and vegetables.