Ten Skin-Saving Fruits
#1: Apples Phloretin: Prevents AGE-ing
The polyphenol molecule is able to trap reactive molecules and thereby inhibit AGE formation
#2: Bananas Fiber: The Good-Gut Fruit
The fiber in bananas serves as a prebiotic, which promotes the growth of good gut microbes.
#3: Cantaloupe Vitamin C: Prevents Wrinkling
Higher intakes of Vitamin C have been associated with reducing the likelihood of wrinkled and dry skin.
#4: Cranberries Vanillic Acid: Protects the Collagen
Vanillic acid has been shown to prevent the collagen changes that are caused by high blood sugar.
#5: Grapes Proanthocyanidins: Repairs DNA
These phytonutrients have been shown to promote DNA repair.
#6: Kiwi Vitamin C: Prevents Dryness
Higher intakes of vitamin C have been associated with a lower likelihood of wrinkles and dry skin.
#7: Oranges Flavonoids: UV Protection
Consuming citrus flavenoids has been shown to result in enhanced skin protection against UV radiation.
#8: Pineapple Vitamin E: Regenerates Vitamin E
Pineapple has been shown to quench free radicals and regenerate vitamin E.
#9: Pomegranates Anthocyanins & Ellagic Acid: Prevents Skin damage from UV radiation
Consuming pomegranate daily can be associated with less skin damage from UV radiation.
#10: Strawberries Polyphenols: Protects Fibroblasts
The compounds in strawberries have been shown to protect fibroblasts from the damaging effects of free radicals.
Dr. Rajani Katta is the author of Glow: The Dermatologist's Guide to a Whole Foods Younger Skin Diet. To receive future updates on preventive dermatology and the role of diet, sign up here.