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iVillage.com: 7 Foods for Healthy Skin

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Mangoes

You keep your skin looking good with nourishing moisturizer and protective sunscreen. You can also build healthy skin from the inside out by packing your diet with lots of skin-saving nutrients. Sweet and delicious, mangoes are an excellent source of beta carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body, says Keri Gans, R.D., a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. “Vitamin A is necessary to maintain healthy skin and repair skin tissue--without adequate amounts of it your skin will be dry and flaky.” Vitamin A may also reduce skin inflammation after exposure to sunlight.

Best bet: To buy ripe mangoes, focus on feel rather than color. Choose fruit that is slightly soft to the touch.

Try this: Enhance the flavor of fresh mango by adding a touch of salt, lime juice, or ground chili pepper.

Other sources of beta carotene: Carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, apricots

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