Eat Eggs for Smooth Skin

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Hi, I'm Dr. Miller with a quick tip to keep your complexion looking its best. Eggs are filling and eating this protein source for breakfast is a great way to control your appetite. But here is another reason to wake up to eggs, smooth skin. Whether they are poached, hard-boiled or sunny side up, eggs are also rich in two key skin smoothing nutrients, choline and lutein.

Choline is a member of the B vitamin family. It helps make up fatty portions of cell membranes and is essential for healthy skin cell functioning. It also helps your body maintain proper levels of other B vitamins. That's important because your skin needs B vitamins is to manufacture collagen and elastin, those rubbery proteins that keeps skin looking and feeling firm and smooth.

Lutein is a carotenoid antioxidant found in eggs. It helps preserve skin's elasticity and prevents free radical damage to skin cells. Assuming you don't need to watch how many eggs you eat for other health reason, adding an egg a day can boost your lutein levels by 26%. For more ways to look and feel your best, watch all our smart health tips right here.