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Foods for Beautiful Skin (Page 14)

Carrots

Carrots:

Carrots contain the carotenoids beta carotene and lycopene—both of which may shield your skin against UV damage. In one study, participants who were exposed to UV light had almost 50 percent less skin reddening after they drank about 1 2⁄3 cups of carrot juice or ate 2 1⁄2 tablespoons of tomato paste daily, in addition to their regular diet, for 10 to 12 weeks.

Delicious Recipes to Try:
Easy Carrot Side Dishes
Snow Pea & Carrot Salad with Miso-Tamari Dressing
Sesame Carrots
Curried Carrot Soup
Carrot & Banana Muffins
Hot & Sour Carrots

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