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Quick Tips: 5 Vegetables that Help Your Skin

You might have complained if your mom tried to make you eat peas as a kid, but she only had your best interests in mind. Vegetables are good for you, and eating the right ones can even help your skin.

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  • 5 Foods That Can Change the Way You Smell

    5 Foods That Can Change the Way You Smell

    Gum. Breath mints. Deodorants. Perfumes. We put a lot of work into controlling what we smell like. So which foods are most likely to undo it all? See more »

  • Anti-aging Foods

    Anti-aging Foods

    Eating healthier can improve your overall health, maybe even help you lose weight, but can it make you look and feel younger? What foods may help reverse the signs of aging? See more »

  • Are there foods that help with firming the skin?

    Are there foods that help with firming the skin?

    As you age, your skin loses the fatty tissue and collagen that provide its supple, firm appearance. Could adding certain foods to your diet help reverse this aging process? See more »

  • Are there foods that prevent wrinkles?

    Are there foods that prevent wrinkles?

    Wrinkling is an inevitable part of aging, but some research shows you might be able to hold on to a youthful glow by watching what you eat. Which foods should you be on the lookout for? See more »

  • At a Glance: Foods and Acne

    At a Glance: Foods and Acne

    You've probably heard all the stories about foods that can cause breakouts -- chocolate, spicy things, fried foods and even dairy have all been mentioned as possible culprits. But are any of these really going to catalyze blemishes? See more »

  • Can my diet affect the moisture of my skin?

    Can my diet affect the moisture of my skin?

    If you have dry skin, you can do more than just slather on lotion -- you can also eat a diet rich in hydrating foods to moisturize your skin from the inside out. But what foods should you be eating? See more »

  • Do certain foods trigger acne breakouts?

    Do certain foods trigger acne breakouts?

    Certain foods, including chocolate, peanuts, shellfish and greasy pizza, have a reputation for causing acne, but is there any truth to this? See more »

  • Do foods with a low glycemic index improve skin?

    Do foods with a low glycemic index improve skin?

    The low-glycemic-index diet has become a popular diet trend because of claims that it can help control appetite. But can eating low-glycemic-index foods improve your skin? See more »

  • Does sugar make us age faster?

    Does sugar make us age faster?

    It's no secret that sugary foods can lead to negative effects like weight gain, but can they affect your brain, too? Find out how a high sugar intake could make you look and feel older. See more »

  • Fact or Fiction: Diet and the Skin

    Fact or Fiction: Diet and the Skin

    They say you are what you eat, but how much of that holds true for your skin? Most experts will say that your fears of fries and chocolate are unfounded when it comes to your skin, So, what goodies should you load up on to maintain that healthy glow? See more »

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