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The Nutrients Your Skin Needs Now

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Your Skin Needs: Plumping

Eat: Flavonoids, found in dark chocolate, green tea, red wine, grapes, and cranberries.

Even more potent than vitamins C and E, this superantioxidant group includes both the polyphenols in dark chocolate and green tea and the proanthocyanidins abundant in red wine, red grapes, and cranberries. Experts credit flavonoids with everything from supporting collagen and elastin -- which helps keep skin plump -- to helping prevent cancer. "Even better, flavonoids may improve circulation, which ensures that other nutrients get where they need to go to do their job," says Tara Gidus, RD, a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association.

Aim For: 100 mg (one cup of hot cocoa or a glass of red wine).


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