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By Kate Morin, Greatist.com
If itâ€™s green and leaf-like, chances are itâ€™s also good for sun protection. Fresh herbs â€” specifically parsley, basil, sage, and rosemary â€” are packed with our free-radical fighting and skin-protecting antioxidant friends. Dark leafy greens such as spinach and swiss chard are all full of antioxidants like polyphenols and carotenoids, which may also naturally protect the skin from sun damage. One study found that eating green leafy vegetables helped prevent the reappearance of skin cancer in people who had previously suffered. (Word of caution: the study also found that â€śunmodifiedâ€ť dairy products such as whole milk, cheese, and yogurt increased risk reappearance.)