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UV Fighting Foods

UV rays from the sun can damage the skin cell’s DNA which can cause wrinkles, rough skin, sagging skin, and even skin cancer. Sunscreens are one way to protect your skin from UV damage, but sunscreens often have harmful chemicals in them. Fortunately, there’s a way that you can naturally protect your skin from UV rays, and that’s by eating. Certain foods, also known as “sunscreen foods”, contain antioxidants that neutralize the effects of UV rays.

Green Tea

Green tea is full of antioxidants! Research has shown that people who drink green tea have less skin color changes after sun exposure and better skin elasticity versus people who don’t drink green tea. Drink at least a cup of green tea a day to get skin protection benefits.

Tomato Paste

Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which is the nutrient that gives tomatoes their bright red color. This protects tomatoes from shriveling up under the sun while on the vine, and it also protects human skin from UV damage. You can get lycopene from eating raw tomatoes, but you get a higher concentration of it by eating tomato paste. All-natural ketchup and spaghetti sauce commonly contain tomato paste.


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