Let food be your medicine when it comes to protecting your skin against the sun's harmful rays. Internally blocking the harmful rays from the inside out. Supernatural ways to support skin protection below!
🫖🍃Tea, both green and black, contains catechins, which help prevent and repair skin damage, help reduce inflammation, and protect against UV-induced skin cancers. Tea also contains tannic acid and theobromine, which, applied topically, can soothe sunburn and repair damage.
🫒Olive oil contains oleuropein, the compound that gives extra-virgin olive oil its pungent taste.
It also protects against UV-induced wrinkling, skin damage, cancer, and tumor growth. Whole olives are also rich in oleuropein.
🥕Carrots are high in beta-carotene, an antioxidant that can protect skin cells from UV damage and improve the health and appearance of skin. Sweet potatoes, winter squash, mango, and dark leafy greens are other good sources.
🍇Red grapes are rich in resveratrol, a type of polyphenol antioxidant that reduces inflammation and protects against skin cancer from UV exposure. Other sources of resveratrol are red wine, cranberries, and peanuts.
🍆Eggplant contains anthocyanidins, potent antioxidants that inhibit skin cancer and damage caused by UV exposure. Other good sources include 🫐 blueberries, red onions, red cabbage, and black rice.
🍫Cacao nibs are exceptionally rich in flavanols, antioxidants that protect skin from sun damage, increase blood circulation to the skin, improve hydration, and reduce signs of aging. Commercial processing dramatically reduces levels of antioxidants, so unprocessed chocolate is best.
🍓Strawberries are rich in vitamin C, a powerful skin-protective antioxidant that reduces sun damage, wrinkles, and dry skin. In combination with beta-carotene and vitamin E, it can protect against skin cancer and reduce sunburns. Other good sources of vitamin C include 🫑peppers, grapefruit, 🍊oranges, and 🥝 kiwi.
🥦Broccoli is high in sulforaphane, a class of compounds found in cruciferous vegetables that were found in a petri dish study to prevent oxidative damage to the skin from sun exposure. Other sources include cabbage,🥬 kale, Brussels sprouts, radishes, and arugula.
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