SPF: Sun Protective FOODS!

Did you know that your skin has its own sun protection factor which can be improved by some of the foods you eat!?? Yay! Even more protection! So to supplement your SPF 30 lotion (purchased fresh this year), add the following foods which may help boost your skin’s defense system:

Tomatoes: even better, cooked tomatoes. Cooking tomatoes releases more of the lycopene goodness. Its even more concentrated in tomato paste. Remember 40-40. Research shows that 40 grams of tomato paste (about 3 tbsp) could make you 40% less likely to burn. Whole wheat pasta for dinner while at the beach anyone??

Chocolate!!: dark chocolate especially. Yummy- it contains flavonoids which are super awesome antioxidants for the skin. (Need an explanation of antioxidants? See previous blog ‘don’t blow up my spot’)

Fish: fish contain the ‘good for you fat’ omega-3. Having a healthy amount of this running through your system adds a little som’in som’in to your skin’s SPF.

Remember to up the water intake and stay hydrated, especially if cocktails are in the mix. Also- some of the easiest to grab snacks such as blueberries, strawberries, or an apple are loaded with fiber and/or antioxidants, and are super refreshing when it’s hot.
Bon appetite!

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One Response

  1. Great advice sweetie!

    Hope you are well. Enjoying the blog!

    xoxo,
    Cindy

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