How Eating Healthy Foods Can Make You Look Younger

A healthy diet not only helps you live longer; it can also make you look younger. Certain foods can reverse wrinkles, guard against sun damage, and even promote hair growth. If you want to learn how– and see which foods you need to eat– read on.

Spinach and Kale Can Guard Against Sun Damage

Did you know that certain foods can prevent your skin from getting sun damage? According to a study in Photochemistry and Photobiology, foods with beta carotene (a form of vitamin A) can guard the skin against UV rays.

A woman's shoulder peels from a sunburn.
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These foods include carrots, spinach, kale, sweet potatoes, cantaloupes, squash, and apricots. The less sun damage your skin gets, the fewer wrinkles will form.