While beauty companies urge women to slather their skin with pricey anti-aging creams packed with exotic ingredients — bee venom? — you don’t need to look any further than your kitchen cupboard or your local organic grocers to restore your glow. “Your beauty starts from within. When you start from within, then you’ll see your beauty on the outside,” said Dr. Rovenia Brock, a certified nutritionist of 30 years.
Brock, affectionately known as “Dr. Ro” after appearing on Oprah and The Dr. Oz Show, regularly crisscrosses the nation to coach her clients to better nutrition. And, according to Brock, it turns out that that sugary, fatty pint of Ben & Jerry’s you ate to get over your nasty breakup is a big beauty-zapper.
“Saturated fat and sugar rob your skin of elasticity, or youthful dewiness, because they contribute to inflammation in the body and even in your tissues,” says Brock. “It causes puffiness in the skin, it produces free radicals which causes dryness, wrinkles and cracking, and it also breaks down collagen.”
Check out these top 10 food groups that Dr. Ro recommends to regain a fresh face.