Nosh Yourself Gorgeous with These 9 Beauty Foods

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Stella Goldstein on May 4, 2009 at 6:11PM

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a Stella Goldstein on May 4, 2009 at 6:11PM

The foods you eat can affect everything from the smoothness and clarity of your skin to the shine in your hair and the sparkle in your eyes. So with the help of the experts, we've put together nine of the best beauty foods—guaranteed make you even more beautiful than you already are, inside and out...

"Berries are amazing," says beauty and nutrition expert Lisa Petty, author of Living Beauty. They're loaded with vitamin C, which is "a powerful antioxidant and a key factor in stimulating collagen production... when it diminishes, that's when you get saggy skin." To keep skin supple and smooth, and protect against sun damage, include blueberries, raspberries and blackberries in your diet each day. Petty recommends getting your daily fix with a yummy yogurt-berry smoothie first thing in the morning.

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