It’s time to switch to an olive complexion. Eating monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) may protect your skin, according to a study published in PLoS One. Men who consumed more than 2 teaspoons of olive oil each day showed fewer signs of sun-related aging than men who consumed less, the study found. The researchers say the MUFAs in olive oil are especially beneficial because they contain squalene, which may protect against free radical damage. No need to chug olive oil—just use it in place of canola or vegetable oil.
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