11/19/2013 02:38 pm ET

Eat Your Way to Clear, Healthy Skin With These 27 Super-Meals


The expression "you are what you eat" may be more accurate than you think. There are many factors that contribute to the clear, glowing, blemish-free skin everyone strives for (including genetics). Some foods -- depending on their vitamin, mineral and antioxidant content -- can actually help promote healthy skin. We searched the web for meals that contain two or more foods with properties known to protect or repair skin. (But keep in mind, though studies suggest certain foods can protect or skin or repair damage, they're not a substitute for preventative measures like sunscreen.) From quinoa for breakfast to lots of dark chocolate for dessert, here are 27 ways to eat your way to better skin.

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