Strawberries keep skin from sagging
A cup has up to 130% of the DV of Vitamin C, a potent anti-oxidant that boosts production of collagen fibres that help keep skin smooth and firm.
Health bonus: Strawberries may lower your risk of cancer by inhibiting the development of malignant cancer cells. In one study, people eating the most strawberries were three times less likely to develop the disease.
Why you'll glow: Quercetin, an anti-oxidant in the peel of many varieties, provides hefty protection from the 'burning' UVB rays that trigger skin cancer. One of the varieties offering the biggest dose is the Golden Delicious, from Washington Apples. The next time you plan to spend time in the sun, pick one of them to start your day (of course, you will still need to wear sunscreen).
Health bonus: Eating two or more apples a week for one year reduced the risk of dying from heart disease by 15% in one study of 34,000 healthy post-menopausal women. Whatever variety you choose, be sure to eat the peel, the source of nearly all the anti-oxidants.