2 of 6 Food Groups That Will Protect You From the Sun

Posted by on Jul. 13, 2013 at 6:17 PM
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By Kate Morin, Greatist.com

Red and Orange Fruits and Veggies

Lycopene, a natural pigment and carotenoid (read: antioxidant), found in tomatoes and other red and pink producehas been shown to aid in protection against some UV-induced skin irritations like erythema. Lycopene (yes, the same thing that’s prominently featured on the back of every Heinz ketchup bottle) helps rid the body of free radicals. Beta-carotene — another type of carotenoid found in red and orange produce — has been linked to reduced reactions to sunburns , and flavanoid-filled orange and pink citrus fruits have also been shown to improve the skin’s ability to protect against UV rays.

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momkaribg
by Kari on Jul. 13, 2013 at 6:33 PM
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othermom
by Ruby Member on Jul. 13, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Thanks for sharing

LyTe684
by Bronze Member on Jul. 13, 2013 at 8:19 PM
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GypsiSky
by Platinum Member on Jul. 13, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Very true! Great share!!

momofnatalie
by Lisa on Jul. 13, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Thanks

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by Mandee on Jul. 13, 2013 at 9:36 PM
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by Ruby Member on Jul. 14, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Good to know,
I better stock up on apples then.
Thanks for sharing :)

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by Jenny on Jul. 14, 2013 at 12:45 AM
Cool
Ladyisis
by Jenn on Jul. 14, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Awesome! Thanks for sharing. :)

lasombrs
by Sara on Jul. 14, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Red and yellow peppers are my fav!

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