New research published in the The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology suggests that skin coloured from eating fruit and vegetables is more visually appealing than skin coloured by “melanisation” (from the sun/sun beds). The pigment, called carotenoids, found in yellow, orange and red vegetables gives us an apparent healthy glow, which we deem to be more attractive according to the study conducted by Lefevre & Perrett (2014).
Seb is a writer and blogger of food and nutrition. He holds a bachelors and a masters degree in nutrition science, and has studied sports and exercise nutrition at postgraduate level. He specialises in plant-based nutrition and believes passionately that we can all live with a little less meat. He writes for www.veggieandspice.com and www.itsaboutnutrition.com