Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Eat To Healthy Skin

Fruit snacks like dried mangoes, pineapples, papaya and cranberries are covered with collagen and claim to promote skin health.

According to leading market research company Mintel, more and more people are hoping to improve their looks by eating and drinking "beauty" foods and beverages.

Food and drink product launches claiming to enhance beauty increased 306 percent worldwide between 2005 and 2008, while overall global food and drink product launches only saw a 35 percent increase, according to Mintel's Global New Products Database.

In 2009, nearly 300 new, purportedly beauty-enhancing products like teas and snack bars were launched, promising to improve skin texture, halt the aging process, strengthen nails and restore luster and strength to hair.

The United States saw an 850 percent increase in the launch of beauty foods within a three-year period. Fifty-seven new beauty food products were launched in 2008 compared to six in 2005, according to Mintel.

In addition to an increasing number of beauty food and drink products that are appearing on the market, there are also many natural occurring "beauty" foods which have just as significant benefits, according to many health and nutrition experts.

Here's a list of some top beauty foods that promote skin health:

Carrots: are said to maintain the outer layer of the skin and prevent premature aging of the skin

Citrus fruits: are believed to encourage the formation of collagen for healthier skin

Garlic: could help combat wrinkles

Nuts: contain a number of good fats, are rich in vitamin B complex, which is said to aid in skin cell restoration, prevent dry skin and promote hair growth

Avocado: rich in mono-unsaturated fats, eaten in moderation it could help smooth skin

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