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How food affects the quality of your skin

TAMPA, Fla. - You know that carrots, tomatoes and red grapefruit are good for your health. But did you also know they are good for your skin?

Nutritionist Nicolette Pace calls them skin super foods because they contain compounds that can improve your complexion within 30 days. 

"Carotenoids and betalains are key in this group because of the orange and red color. They will put a glow to your skin," she said.

Probiotics also play a role in the foods' ability to improve your skin. They keep skin soft and supple, fight dryness and help maintain a youthful appearance.

“Healthy bacteria has been known (to be good) for your digestive system, but really its forte is in promoting epithelium tissue or skin integrity," she said.

Pace said omega three is a healthy fat that helps insulate the body and promote a balance between the inflammation we experience and harmful pathogens and exposure to toxic chemicals.

How can you add it into your diet?

“The flax seed is an important vegetable source of omega three. Some people eat sea food which is also good for healthy skin," she said.

Berries, grapes and red cabbage are also key to the diet because of their antioxidants. Pace also recommends green tea for its polyphenols that help protect skin from harmful UV rays.

Nicolette has also designed the "9 to 5 diet."

To find out what foods she says will help you concentrate and give you energy and focus, head to my Facebook page. Look for Linda Hurtado under pages and like the page.

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