Can Your Thanksgiving Feast Give You Healthier Skin?

Having healthy skin starts with doing small things like washing your face twice a day, wearing a sunscreen on a daily basis, coming in to see Dr. Jack Bertolino for regular treatments, and watching what you eat. To help you make wise food choices this Thanksgiving, Dr. Bertolino has created a list of foods that are good for your skin.


If there’s one staple (other than Turkey) that’s on everyone’s table during Thanksgiving, it’s pumpkin. Pumpkin is full of beta-carotene which eventually converts itself to Vitamin A which is good for preventing fine lines and wrinkles. And one of the great things about pumpkin is that you can either eat it as a savory side dish with some butter and salt, or you can eat it as a pumpkin pie dessert.

Sweet Potato

Just in case, you didn’t realize how good Vitamin A was for your skin by reading the pumpkin section, then let’s talk about sweet potato. Sweet potato is also full of Vitamin A; in fact, one serving of sweet potato contains 200% of your daily Vitamin A intake. And when you have enough Vitamin A in your diet it helps encourage the growth of healthier skin.


It’s no secret that kale is good for your body but did you know that it’s good for your skin as well? Kale is full of antioxidants which help with skin cell turnover; leaving you with smoother, younger, healthier looking skin in the process. Rather than serving up a traditional green salad on Thanksgiving, try a kale salad instead.

If you are what you eat then you may as well eat some vitamin-rich food this Thanksgiving. If you are interested in learning more about other ways that you can take care of your skin, contact Dr. Bertolino at our Williamsville office and call us today at (716) 633-6100.

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