Adding more color to your meal is a surefire way to increase your plant diversity (a great tip for gut health). For more radiant skin, consider adding orange and red natural foods to your plate when possible.
Many of these foods, like tomatoes, bell peppers, and salmon, for example, have carotenoids—special pigments that act as an antioxidant. This is the element that makes these foods so skin-loving. In fact, research shows they can visibly reduce skin erythema formation (aka redness) and improve the appearance of dark spots on the skin.
When your body experiences oxidative stress, your production of collagen and elastin slows down. Antioxidants like these can help mitigate oxidative stress, so another reason to love them. More foods high in carotenoids include: