Doctor's Note

For more on carotenoids, check out these videos:
Eating Better to Look Better
Antioxidants and Depression
Produce, Not Pills to Increase Physical Attractiveness

And check out my other videos on phytonutrients

For more context, check out my associated blog posts: Optimum Nutrition RecommendationsEating Green to Prevent CancerThe Anti-Wrinkle DietTreating Sensitive Skin From the Inside Out; and Diet and Cellulite.

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  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the 30 other videos on phytonutrients. Also, there are 1,449 subjects covered in my other videos–please feel free to explore them as well!

  • As much as I want to thank you for that email you sent me about your site, I think I’ve spent more time here watching videos that studying for med school this weekend!Haha,just kidding but this website has great and informative stuff! I’ve already shared with nearly everyone I know.

    • Michael Greger M.D.

      A healthy addiction I can assure you! :) Hopefully some decent clinical nutrition will help your future patients more then all the Kreb’s cycle reiterations combined. Please do share the site with your colleagues and let me know if you have any questions as you progress through training.

  • nycspg

    Which foods are best for this healthy glow ?? :)

    • Michael Greger M.D.

      Nouh nailed it–see below! :)

  • dark greens ;) ??!

  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Also be sure to check out my associated blog post Optimum nutrition recommendations!

  • Omg, I eat spinach!! Now it makes a lot of sense all the flirty looks I get when I buy groceries, yay.

  • Do you have any idea of which carotenoids in particular may have this effect? Thanks!

    • Toxins

      If your looking for good whole plant food sources of carotenoids, orange flesh sweet potatoes, greens and carrots can provide more then enough carotenoids to see this effect.

  • Sebastian Tristan

    Great tits?

  • Madison_Marie

    This is giving me pause…I have no desire to have orangy/yellowy/tan skin…particularly on my face. What about the coveted alabaster in centuries past…. maybe the yellowness of the skin was chosen in these studies because of changed in cultural preferences.

  • Nikky

    Anything special for facial pigmentation and melasma?

  • Stewart

    Look, this is serious. If it becomes known that eating healthy will make you more attractive, then we may well have the key for adolescent dietary improvement that could well alter the health profile of generations to come. Teens are immortal. At least I was at that age but being more attractive to women. WOW!
    I went with WFPBD for all the mundane things like avoiding arthritis, cancer, heart disease, et cetera. Had I known sooner about becoming a “babe magnet” I almost certainly would make it to 100+….

  • DStack

    I can’t believe you actually managed to talk about the breasts of great tits. Bravo

  • jaynie