Carrots Help Your Skin Because They’re Orange
What do carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, and squash have in common? They all contain an antioxidant called beta-carotene. This carotenoid creates vitamin A in the body, which prevents skin cells from aging, according to a 2010 scientific review in The Journal of Nutrition.
The research states that beta-carotene guards the skin against UV rays. Although it’s not as powerful as sunscreen, beta-carotene still prevents sunburn and sun sensitivity. Since sunlight is the primary cause of skin damage, beta-carotene is a must-have. You can reap these benefits by eating orange and green produce such as cantaloupes, broccoli, spinach, peppers, apricots, and peas.