Foods To Help You Against Sun Damage

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Summer is here! And I know we are all making waves to go to the store to purchase sunscreen products, but dietary intake also plays a vital role. 

Most of us overlook our diet and its a big part of our external environment throughout the seasons. Let's take a quick look on why the first meal of the day can prep and protect your healthy summer glow...

  • Bluebberries are rich in powerful antioxidants that fight of free radicals that can damage skin due to sun exposure and stress! They are a good source so Vitamins C, which yall know can help prevent wrinkles from spending a day at the beach.  

  • Watermelon contains lycopene which absorbs UVA and UVB radiation, but the catch is that you have to eat or drink watermelon for a few weeks in order for lycopene to act as a natural sunblock. Don't get it twisted you still have to use sunscreen, but this little boost can help with anti-aging. 

  • Nuts and Seeds like walnut, chia seeds and flax all contain omega 3 essential fatty acids. Since our bodies can't make omega-3s, it's a good idea to intake nuts and seeds to help your body naturally cope with the effects spending to much or too little time under the sun. 

  • Carrots and leafy greens like kale and spinach are great beta carotene-packed additions to your meals. Plus women should love items that help protect against wrinkling, sun damage and even skin cancer.

  • Cauliflower is a interesting veggie with its extrodinary looks, but the veggie contain potent antioxidants that help fight off oxidative stress from free radicals. It's known to be a natural sun protective food thanks to it's little friend called histidine. This alpha-amino acid stimulate the production of urocanic acid, which absorbs UV radiation. 

Quite frankly all of these superfoods have vitamins, enzymes and a production of  antioxidants that help repair UV damaged skin. So, it's time to step up your game and include a normal eating schedule to include one healthy delicious options that will better protect you from UV during the daytime. I've notice when I have a harmful shift if my eating schedule it causes more hyperpigmentation than usual. 

So rather than trying to snack on a popcorn, chips and cookies, try to incorporate these skin loving foods into your daily diet and smoothies to add a little extra sun protection into your diet: 

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