Not all the things your grandparents or parents tell you are wrong or inaccurate. For example, eating too many carrots may actually turn your skin into an orange shade.
The fact is, bright pigments in fruit and vegetables such as melons, broccoli, and sweet potatoes make the skin yellower. However, it can also have a good effect, giving you an attractive glow that looks better than the glow you get from sunbathing.
An interesting study measured the responses of 60 participants when asked to rate the attractiveness of faces with various “shades” or pigmentation. Specifically, they chose between one group appeared yellow due to “carotenoid coloration” as an effect of eating vegetables and fruits, and the other group with “melanin coloration” caused by sun exposure.
More than 75% preferred those in the first group, leading the researchers to think that healthy food and good health creates an attractive glow. Thus, this is another reason to add more healthy items to your diet, including the antioxidants in these food items contributing to youthful skin. On the other hand, tanning can cause skin aging. So if you do want to look your best, then better add the right foods into your diet.