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A Beautiful Summer: Naturally

Keep your skin healthy in summer (and year ’round) with these beneficial plant foods:

Vitamin A
Apricot
Broccoli
Butternut squash
Carrots
Cantaloupe
Kabocha
Kale
Mango
Spinach
Sweet Potatoes

Benefits: Improves skin texture and reduces age spots.

Vitamin C
Bell peppers
Brussels sprouts
Cauliflower
Kale
Lemon
Papaya
Parsley
Strawberries

Benefits: Key to the production of collagen (which keeps skin firm)

Vitamin E
Avocados
Broccoli
Leafy Greens (beet greens, chard, mustard greens, spinach, & turnip tops)
Nuts and Seeds
Squash/Pumpkin
Tofu

Benefits: Helps protect and repair skin, and reduces redness and irritation

Adapted from Whole Living, July/Aug 2011

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