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Superfoods for Beauty

The foundation of your beauty is your diet. Take our quiz to see if you know how to eat and drink yourself gorgeous.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

Which of these will help keep your browline furrow-free?

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The correct answer is: Whether at the supermarket or on our face, lines are a serious buzz kill. Research shows that estrogen-like chemicals called isoflavones, of which soy is a rich source, help keep the skin furrow-free. You'll reap the full beauty benefit of soy in its whole forms: Tofu, soybeans, tempeh and edamame. Aim for one to two servings of soy a day.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

You know how important it is to avoid harsh UV rays. What can you eat to get a summery glow?

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The correct answer is: You don't have to sunbathe or mess with icky self-tanners to achieve a healthy glow. The chemical compounds in plants called carotenoids, which give red, yellow and orange produce their color, can give you a golden hue as well. Get your glow on with red peppers, pumpkin, carrots, apricots, cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, broccoli and leafy greens.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

You wake up with puffy eyes. It could be because you took in too much….

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The correct answer is: If you have under-eye bags as big as Birkins, downsize them by stripping excess salt from your diet. Our faces, like our bellies, swell from too much sodium. You can also deflate your peepers by adding potassium to your diet. Aim for 4.7 grams of potassium each day from foods like bananas, sweet potatoes, avocados or cooked lentils.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

What is the best food to eat to boost your skin's natural SPF?

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The correct answer is: While your main line of defense should always be sunscreen, you can boost your skin's natural SPF by eating lycopene, a type of carotenoid found in tomatoes, watermelon, pink grapefruit and red peppers. Your body absorbs the most from cooked products like tomato paste, sauce and soup. In fact, one study found that eating two and a half tablespoons of tomato paste per day for 10 weeks made subjects 40 percent less susceptible to sunburn.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

Which of these drinks may reverse sun damage?

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The correct answer is: Did you spend your teenage summers coated in baby oil, baking in your backyard? According to Los Angeles dermatologist Jessica Wu, MD, author of "Feed Your Face," chemicals called polyphenols in green tea may help reverse sun damage such as sun spots and red blotchiness. Drink two to three cups of freshly brewed green tea a day for best results.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

You're feeling parched all over. Which of these desserts should you pick for smoother, more hydrated skin?

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The correct answer is: Some people are blessed with a natural, dewy radiance...and some of us will just have to eat chocolate to achieve it. Tough life! Reap the sweet benefits by eating two to three ounces of dark chocolate with at least 70 percent cacao per week.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

Drat! You've got a hot date this weekend and your skin is breaking out. Which of these dishes could fight acne?

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The correct answer is: Those angry red breakouts are caused by inflammation and bacteria. Zinc, found in red meat, may battle both. Your best bet for a lean, mean acne-fighting meal is bison or buffalo. One serving size should be four ounces, about the size of a deck of cards. If you're vegetarian, opt for lentils or kidney beans. Avoid mega doses of zinc and zinc supplements, because too much can actually be toxic.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

Chipped a nail? Which of these foods will prevent that from happening before your next mani appointment?

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The correct answer is: Nothing ruins a faboo manicure like a set of malnourished nails. The nutrient that can help restore nails is biotin, a B vitamin found in eggs, almonds, pork, liver and salmon. The body doesn't actually store biotin, so you'll need a regular daily dose (at least 30 micrograms) to keep your nails thick and strong.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

Which of these fruits can heal wounds, thicken the epidermis and produce collagen and elastin?

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The correct answer is: According to YouBeauty, pomegranates contain phytonutrients that appear to initiate wound healing. They also thicken the epidermis, and prolong fibroblast life to produce collagen and elastin.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

What fruit reduces puffiness and soothes the eye area after a night out on the town?

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The correct answer is: Waking up with puffy, tired-looking eyes screams "I had a little too much fun last night." Here's a YouBeauty tip: Keep your co-workers from gossiping about last night's happy hour by slicing open one chilled organic grape. Apply a half under each eye, by rubbing the grape around the eye area, starting underneath and then up around the outer eye to the top of the eyelid. Do about four passes around the eye and end with the grape sitting on the under eye area for about 30 seconds more.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

Wrinkles aren't the only thing that makes us look older. Bone changes in our face are another culprit in giving our age away. What can you eat for better bones?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Think of your bones as the scaffolding that holds your skin up. As they lose volume and recede, your skin can begin to sag. And those changes can take place as early as your forties. Keep your bones strong with a high-calcium diet packed with Vitamin K2 and magnesium. Nosh on leafy greens, low-fat yogurt or milk, tofu, cottage cheese, chicken, whole grains and almonds.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

What snack could give you strong and silky tresses?

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The correct answer is: Our bodies consider hair nonessential, so our hair gets the leftover nutrients after everything else gets their share. The best Rx for strong and silky tresses is iron and zinc which can be found in buffalo meat, pork and grass-fed beef, dark meat, hulled pumpkin seeds, lentils and kidney beans.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

Got crow's feet? This fruit could help fight off wrinkles.

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The correct answer is: Put aside the wrinkle creams and eat an orange instead. One survey found that eating more vitamin C was associated with fewer wrinkles and better skin hydration. Not a fan of oranges? Try strawberries or tropical fruits such as guava and papaya.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

Cold winter weather can leave your skin super dry. Which of these main dishes help skin retain its moisture?

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The correct answer is: Omega-3s found in fish, chia, flaxseed, and nuts keep cell membranes strong and elastic, and help skin retain moisture, which fights dryness.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

Eating too much of which of these healthy beauty foods could increase inflammation in your body?

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The correct answer is: Although fruit is a healthy, fiber-rich food, it also contains a lot of sugar, so it's best to eat the daily recommended amount without going overboard. Your body has to pump insulin in order to metabolize fruit. If you eat too much fruit, you can have real fluctuations in your blood sugar that can lead to inflammation. Aim to eat up to two cups of fruits each day, not more.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

Which of these ingredients in food is most likely to lead to clogged pores?

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The correct answer is: Another pitfall of too much sugar: it can ruin your complexion. High blood sugar caused by eating sugary sweets and other refined carbohydrates can jumpstart oil production in your skin, clogging pores.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

Oily skin means more sebum, which means more pimples. What can you eat to tame skin's oil production?

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The correct answer is: Raw oysters, fortified breakfast cereals, canned blue crab, turkey, beef sirloin and part-skim ricotta are excellent sources of zinc, the mineral that helps tame skin's oil production. Experts recommend that women get 8 milligrams and men get 13 milligrams of zinc daily.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

Nothing screams your age louder than dull, dry, thin skin. Which of these foods adds moisture to your skin?

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The correct answer is: Olive oil contains linoleic acid, a compound that doesn't allow water to evaporate from the skin. Women who get more linoleic acid in their diet tend to have less age-related dryness and skin thinning. Sprinkle your salad with olive oil and toss in some avocado and sunflower seeds for even more healthy, skin-lubricating fats.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

Antioxidants are great for your health, but some can stain your teeth. Which of these fruits is considered a tooth-staining culprit?

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The correct answer is: All of the above fruits are rich in antioxidants, but all can stain your teeth. Remember: If it can stain a white shirt, it can stain your teeth! Try mixing these fruits into smoothies with bananas, yogurt or soy milk to tone down the color, or swish water around in your mouth after eating these brightly-colored fruits to prevent staining.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

You want to wear that hot new shade of lipstick, but your pearly whites are looking a little dull. Which of these foods can safeguard your smile?

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The correct answer is: Say cheese! Acidic foods like tomatoes, citrus fruits and coffee can leave your teeth vulnerable to stains. Studies suggest that cheese may neutralize the acid and keep your smile bright. Treat yourself to a dice-sized cheese cube after your meal.

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Staying out of the sun and away from tanning beds is the easiest way to get great-looking skin. The suns UVB and UVA rays cause skin damage, which is prematurely aging, and skin cancer. Every day you should wear a broad-spectrum s...

unscreen, which blocks UVB and UVA rays, with an SPF of 15 or higher. Reapply at least every two hours while outdoors. For a dewy glow, use skin-care products with 10 ingredients or less to reduce irritation, use moisturizer and feed your skin from within. Dark chocolate and antioxidant-rich foods such as cantaloupe, citrus fruits, blueberries and leafy greens improve the skin’s appearance.
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