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10 Skin- Saving Foods

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Avocados

Avocados are rich in polyhydroxylated fatty alcohols (PFAs), which protect the skin from UV damage and inflammation and repair DNA, plus the monounsaturated fats they contain enhance the availability of sun-protective nutrients from other fruits and vegetables. Eat this: Add avocados to smoothies; purée avocados with lemon juice and olive oil for a healthy salad dressing; combine avocado chunks with corn kernels, diced peppers, onions and lime juice for an easy salsa.

Carrots

Carrots are high in beta carotene, an antioxidant that inhibits free radical damage and can protect skin cells from UV damage and improve the health and appearance Use a vegetable peeler to make long ribbons from carrots, then toss with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and pistachios; stem carrots and purée with cooked white beans and garlic for an easy dip; grate carrots and add to pancake batter, along with cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg.

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