Yes, you still need to wear sunscreen and a hat. But protecting your skin from the sun can also be delicious.
Each issue of Best Health magazine is full of often-surprising information about nutrition for Canadians.
In the Summer issue, on newsstands now, nutritionist Allison Tannis offers a list of five foods that provide the best sun-damage protection.
1. Tart cherries.
They are packed with melatonin, protecting your skin against UV rays and helping to repair sunburned skin by stimulating new skin-cell growth. And cherries’ vitamin C builds collagen, helping prevent wrinkles.
2. Crimini mushrooms.
Because these are loaded with the mineral selenium, which produces antioxidants in your body, they fight free radicals that form in your skin after sun exposure.
3. Green tea.
This contains an antioxidant that helps ward off inflammation of the skin and neutralize free radicals.
Their high antioxidant content fights inflammation, and reduces the ability of UVB rays to cause cancer-promoting damage in skin cells.
5. Fatty fish.
Salmon, for example, is loaded with selenium and protein, both needed for skin repair. Eating fish will also keep your skin hydrated and radiant.
The Summer issue of Best Health is on newsstands now.
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