Vegetables are vital health- and beauty-boosters, but if you need another reason to add ‘em to your plate, we’ve got it. It turns out that if we have more veggies on our dishes, we more positively evaluate both the main entrée and the cook. (That means your kids will thank you, too!)

Not only will adding beauty-nutrient-packed vegetables to every meal make you look like a better cook—but carotene (in carrots and greens) make your skin glow, literally. Now you’re really lookin’ good.

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