It’s not exactly a news flash that there’s an inverse association between produce consumption and BMI—that’s been proven numerous times. However, it is breaking news that those who consume more fruits and vegetables are perceived to have a healthier, more attractive glow than those who skimp on the stuff.
To come to this finding, a group of Scottish and Aussie researchers monitored a group of Caucasian women for nine months. They recorded their diets and measured their skin color at nine different points on the body. They found that higher daily fruit and vegetable intakes were associated with "higher overall skin yellowness values,” a hue that individuals find to be even more attractive than tanned skin. If a healthier-looking glow and a smaller waistline aren’t motivation enough to load up your plate with healthy vegetables, we’re not sure what is!