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Look more attractive just by eating more vegetables and fruits

No, I’m not trying to sell you some vegetarian or vegan diet.

Research has shown that the more fruits and vegetables you eat, the healthier you look and the more attractive you become to others.

I will note that they only carried it out on Caucasians and Asians, but that’s not to say it doesn’t help other skin colours.

People who increased their intake were rated more attractive after just six weeks, researchers found.

Scientists at St Andrews University monitored the food consumption of 35 people and took pictures of them over this period.

Eating an average of 2.9 more portions of fruit and vegetables a day made them look healthier when rated by others at the end of the study, while an extra 3.3 portions enhanced their attractiveness.


That means 6.2 portions of fruits and vegetables should do it.

Your skin changes into a more attractive colour, and allows your skin to take on a rosy glow.

It’s like REAL LIVE photoshopping!

This glow also makes men more attractive to women, which will help if you aren’t a millionaire 😉 (What? The ability to make and keep money is always attractive in a partner.)


Anything with lycopene in it, like tomatoes and red peppers.

One tomato or one red pepper is considered 1 serving.


Anything with beta-carotene in it, like carrots, broccoli, squash and spinach.

One carrot is one serving (or 10 baby carrots worth, which aren’t REAL carrots in my opinion, as they’re pretty tasteless), or half a cup of squash.

Spinach should be half a cup, or a good, large handful.

Anything with polyphenols in it, like apples, blueberries and cherries (causes blood to rush to your face).

One apple is one serving, the rest should be half a cup.



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  1. Ash

    She looks prettier in the first picture before she ate the fruit and veggies. In many eastern cultures fairness is valued over darker skin and from that perspective, she the healthier diet picture makes her look less attractive.

    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      Oh that is an interesting point I have not considered.

  2. Yourfablife

    What?! So the 5 fudge brownies I just ate aren’t going to make me prettier?!

    Haha, this absolutely makes sense – when I behave and eat mostly veggies, I notice my skin not only brighter, but it’s much more clear as well. I also notice a difference when I eat less meat.

    1. Mochi & Macarons

      HAHA! No I don’t think junk food helps 🙂

      I notice the same thing when I eat well too.

  3. tomatoketchup

    While I wholeheartedly agree that a vegetarian-leaning diet is great for a person’s overall health, I find that the before-and-after picture looks a bit suspect. It looks like they just took the same picture and boosted the saturation. Notice how every detail of the model’s hair is exactly the same.

    1. Mochi & Macarons

      Yeah it made me suspicious too, but I will admit those with a pale pallor make me uneasy — they look unhealthy. Healthy pallors have a bit of pink and gold in them, and although that can be faked by makeup, it is easier to eat better 🙂
      I ought to undergo this and take pictures of myself to see if it is true or not, although I will say that from changing my diet, I do look much better than before.

  4. Liquid_Independence

    Well now I know why I’m single. My diet consists of very small portions of fruits and veggies. I should really try to maintain a healthier diet. But I just don’t find tomatoes and carrots to be very appetizing though. I mean, why doesn’t mother nature make vegetables taste as good as bacon, or ribs? It’s not fair (╯°□°)╯

    1. Mochi & Macarons

      Tell me about it. Eating raw vegetables makes me very sad. With dip, it isn’t healthy either.
      Guess I have to suck it up or at least learn how to eat it.


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