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10 Health and Beauty Questions for Dr. Oz


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What are the best foods for our skin?

In terms of skin health, there are a whole slew of helpful foods, but I should probably start off by talking about biotin. Biotin is a B vitamin. It's found in eggs, the yolks unfortunately more than the whites. Legumes, avocados, soy beans and nuts, all of these contain this B vitamin biotin that's so important. It's not just for the skin, by the way, but also for our nails and for our hair, and if you don't have enough biotin your hair and your nails become brittle and frail and your skin loses its glow. So B vitamins are critical. Salmon has a product in it, a carotenoid that gives it its pink color. This carotenoid improves your skin's elasticity and then also has DHE omega 3s, which help make your skin and hair look younger and healthier.

Pomegranates help thicken the epidermis, and they prolong the life of fibroblast. These are the cells that make collagen that makes that leather that holds you together a bit more robust. My favorite of all is tomatoes. And the reason is tomatoes have lycopene, and we don't know if it's the lycopene or other factors in the tomatoes, but if you eat tomatoes you actually get sunburned less. And we learned that through a series of studies.


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