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1008 Food for Good Skin

Mike and MJ discuss what foods people should consume to produce heathy skin.

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It helps your complexion.

Someone's complexion is the natural color or appearance of their skin. Often, the term 'complexion' mainly refers to the appearance of one's skin on the face. Notice the following:

  1. Acne can give people a poor complexion but it is not permanent.
  2. She has a beautiful complexion. Her skin in beautiful.

main ingredient


It's the main ingredient in kimchi.

The main ingredient is the ingredient that gives something it's identifiable taste. It does not always means it is the ingredient largest in portion size. Sometimes there is more than one main ingredient. Notice the following:

  1. The main ingredient in pizza is cheese.
  2. The main ingredient in ice-cream is milk.

raw taste


I don't like the raw taste of garlic.

The raw taste of a food is how a food tastes with no preparation or cooking. The raw taste of something is the natural taste of the food. Notice the following:

  1. I love the raw taste of carrots, but I hate the taste of cooked carrots.



It's just a green substance.

A substance is a type of material, such as dirt, powder, liquid, etc that is uniform in matter. We often use the word substance when we talk about something that we do not specifically mention. Notice the following:

  1. There was a powdery substance on the cake.
  2. There is some substance sticking to the table.

out for me


Garlic's out for me.

When the speaker says 'garlic's out for me', the speaker means garlic is not an option. If someone says something is 'out for' them that means it is not an option or choice. Here are some sample sentences:

  1. I have no money, so going shopping is out for me.
  2. I am a vegetarian so most fast food is out for me.

couldn't stomach


I couldn't stomach that.

When you can't stomach something, that means you can't eat it without feeling sick. You can also use it to mean you would feel very uncomfortable about something, such as a situation. Notice the following:

  1. I couldn't stomach eating raw eggs for breakfast.
  2. He couldn't stomach seeing his ex-wife with another man.