Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Foods that protect you from sun’s harmful UV radiation

Snehal Mathias | August 7, 2016 9:43 pm Print
Did you know that the food you eat could protect your skin from the harmful UV radiations of the Sun?


These foods will protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun.



Carrot vegetable
Be it yellow, orange or red color. All these carrots are very healthy and contain Beta-carotene which helps in protecting the skin from the damage caused from sun exposure. Carrots provide increased agents against sunburns.


Leafy Greens


Leafy greens such dark green lettuce, spinach, kale, and Swiss chard are the top foods that has antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. Deeper the color of the vegetable, the more nutritious it is.

Nature has provided natural sunscreen called ‘tomato’. Well.. to begin with this red, luscious and juicy food, it is said that more than having it raw,  it is good to have it cooked or crushed. The best would be to have tomatoes in the form of a soup. They are known for healthy skin since it contains high antioxidant called lycopene, which helps in neutralizing the free radicals produced from sun exposure and reduces inflammatory damages caused due to UV rays to the body.
Omega 3 fatty acids have been found to do tricks for skin. They not only protect you against sunburns but also reduce the risk of cancers. Try having more of fish sandwiches or burgers in the place of hotdogs.
Green Tea
They contain EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate). It is a natural antioxidant that has health benefits and acts as as a nutritional supplement for skin and protect the skin cells exposed to sun.
They contain lycopene 40% higher than tomatoes. This itself explains the wonders of watermelon in safeguarding our skin. It is packed Vitamins A and C which protects skin cell from UV damage. Not only that, it keeps you refreshed during summers.
Sweet Potatoes
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Now who would know that sweet potatoes are really sweet to our skin? It fights off cancer and sun damage. They not help with the damages caused to skin cells, but protects the cells inside our body.