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Researchers at the University of Nottingham, the University of St. Andrews and Bristol University have found a healthy and safe method of tanning skin and giving it a healthy glow. According to this new study, the yellow pigment called carotenoids that comes from certain fruits and vegetables can impart a glow that is more attractive than a sun tan.
The study found that people found the yellowish tinge that was imparted to the skin by eating vegetables such as carrots and beet greens is more attractive than a regular sun tan because this skin tone is healthier looking.
A pervious study also showed that eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is able to impart this yellow glow to the skin; rather like a natural tan.
So while we may think that the best way to get attractive color on the skin is to get a sun tan, researchers offer the contrary view that eating healthy may be a better option.
This bright and healthy glow to the skin denotes fitness and indicates qualities of a good mate to the opposite sex, making this skin color attractive.
The foods you should be eating to get that healthy glow are those rich in carotenoids, such as carrots, cantaloupe melons, beet greens, spinach, kale and persimmons.