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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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