New York, Oct 20 IANS | 11 months ago

Fruits and vegetables like apples and pumpkin have great nutritional value. Their consumption can clear out acne or even delay wrinkle formation, says an expert.


Peggy Kotsopoulous, holistic nutritionist and culinary consultant, provides a list of foods to get us glowing from the inside out, reports huffingtonpost.com:

- Sweet potatoes: They contain vitamin A, which is an anti-inflammatory and helps fight off acne-causing bacteria. Vitamin A and vitamin C (which is also present in the vegetable), help to prevent acne and to heal it if you already have it.

- Pumpkin seeds: It is packed with zinc, an essential in the creation of new skin cells and an aid in protein synthesis and collagen formation. It controls the production of oil in the skin and adds colour and brightness to the complexion.

- Apples: Vitamin C, found in these fruits, helps to firm and tone up the skin. It prevents free-radical damage, protects your skin cells and delays signs of ageing.

- Beets: They are great source of anthocyanins, a powerful antioxidant that reduces inflammation and slow down the ageing process, helping to prevent wrinkles.

(Posted on 20-10-2013)