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Ten Skin-Saving Fruits

#1: Apples Phloretin: Prevents AGE-ing


The polyphenol molecule is able to trap reactive molecules and thereby inhibit AGE formation


Molecules in apples allow the skin to age better.

#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.



Phytonutrients in grapes are also beneficial to the skin.

#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.



Oranges protect the skin from harmful rays.


#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.

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