Work that and six other healthful foods into your morning meal for bright and ageless skin.More
They're filled with lysine and proline, amino acids that contribute to the formation of skin-firming collagen, says Francesca Fusco, M.D., an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. And don't be yolk-shy: It has vitamin B12, which may fight dark spots, and hydrating nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin.
Eat up: Scramble 1 whole egg with 2 whites for a 100-calorie nosh with 14 grams of protein.
A particularly good pick are dark leafy greens like spinach—they're chock-full of phytonutrients called carotenoids that keep skin taut. Studies show that these plant chemicals can also help give your complexion a slightly tanned look with zero sun damage.
Eat up: Add some chopped spinach to an omelet, or blend it with kale, mint, pineapple, and coconut water to make a tropical-tasting green juice, suggests Lisa Drayer, R.D., author of The Beauty Diet.