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10 Foods High in Beta-Carotene for Healthy Skin

 

By: Paolo Giacomoni, PhD Posted: 04/09/2016


Have you heard people say “we are what we eat”? Well, one of the important dietary antioxidants for skin health is Beta- Carotene, which unlike some nutrients that need to be topically applied, naturally accumulates in the skin’s epidermis. Here are 10 delicious foods that are high in ß-Carotene to help maintain healthy beautiful skin:

  1. Sweet Potatoes – 11mg of ß-Carotene per 100g serving
  2. Carrots – 8mg of ß-Carotene per 100g serving
  3. Dark Green Leafy Vegetables (Spinach) – 6mg of ß-Carotene per 100g serving
  4. Romaine Lettuce – 5mg of ß-Carotene per 100g serving
  5. Squash – 4.5mg of ß-Carotene per 100g serving
  6. Dried Apricots – 2.1mg of ß-Carotene per 100g serving
  7. Cantaloupe Melon – 2mg of ß-Carotene 100g serving
  8. Sweet Red Peppers – 1.6mg of ß-Carotene per 100g serving
  9. Peas – 1.2mg of ß-Carotene per 100g serving
  10. Broccoli – .9mg of ß-Carotene per 100g serving




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