With the spring sun slowly chasing the last remnants of winter away, our thoughts turn toward summer activities and being outside. Summertime fun also means summer sun protection and in addition to grabbing a bottle of sunscreen or sun block, there are some thing you can do naturally to boost your SPF protection. Of course, adjusting your diet isn't going to offer complete protection from the sun but these foods are also great for your health:
- Dark chocolate: If you are looking for an excuse to indulge then you've got one now! This delectable treat offers its cocoa flavonols to help protect the skin against UV rays.
- Fatty fish: Salmon and sardines are two fish that are major sources of Omega-3 fatty acids, which can offer protection against sunburn and cellular changes that may lead to cancer.
- Dark Green Vegetables:Go for the green when shopping for vegetables. Green veggies are rich in lutein which acts as a light filter for the eyes and helps to protect your eyes against harmful rays. Reach for the broccoli, spinach, kale and collard, mustard or turnip greens.
- Green Tea:Not a veggie lover? Pour yourself a comforting glass of green tea. It possesses catechins which help protect your skin against UV rays. Just two cups a day can make a difference.