1. Sweet Potato
A compound called beta-carotene gives sweet potatoes their beautiful orange colour. Beta-carotene is an antioxidant that the body turns into vitamin A during digestion. This means that sweet potatoes have a double benefit for the skin…
The antioxidant properties help to protect the skin from UV damage (although it’s not a substitute for external sun protection) which can cause skin ageing, dryness and dullness. Plus, the skin uses vitamin A to stimulate healthy cell renewal and to produce skin-plumping collagen (big ticks for glowing skin).
So next time you’re offered sweet potato wedges instead of regular ones, your skin says yes!