Skin glow benefits of eating fruit and veg

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Eating more fruit and vegetables can give your skin a noticeable “golden glow” within weeks, according to a study.

Researchers looked at the impact of the orangey-red carotenoid pigments found in fruit and vegetables on skin tone.

The results showed that two extra portions of fruit and vegetables every day created a change in skin colour within six weeks.

Scientists from the University of St Andrews who carried out the research said it supports NHS guidelines to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables every day.

The researchers added that 75 per cent of people in the UK do not eat the recommended daily amount, but they hope their findings will offer a better incentive for people to take up a healthier diet.

Prof David Perrett, who supervised the study, said: “The message that a good diet improves skin colour could improve health across the globe.”