If you think sun protection is just about slapping on sunscreen, wearing a hat and staying indoors during the hottest times of the day, think again.
You can do a lot more to protect yourself from the sun – and it starts with changing your diet.
Revealed: Five foods that actually prevent sunburn
Tomatoes: Because they’re rich in lycopene, tomatoes can protect you against sun damage reveals a recent study. They’re so efficient, they could enhance your body’s own sun protection defences by 25%!
Green tea: According to organicauthority.com, studies show “drinking two cups of green tea per day could provide your body with sunburn-fighting abilities.”
Wine: Not only does wine contain resveratrol, known to protect skin cells from sun damage, it contains proanthocyanidins too. In a recent study, proanthocyanidins were found effective in preventing UV damage in hairless rodents, reports marksdailyapple.com.
Chocolate: A study in Düsseldorf, revealed that the skin of the women who drank flavonoid-rich cocoa drinks didn’t redden nearly as much as did the skin of recruits who drank something else. Proof antioxidant-rich foods like chocolate holds the potential to shield skin from sun damage.
So what are you waiting for?
Slap on some sunscreen, grab a class of wine or a cup of tea and a chocolate and get out there! Now you can enjoy the sun knowing you’ve done what you can to prevent sunburn.