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5 Foods for a healthy tan

5 Foods for a healthy tan

Mireia Cervera 28 May 2021

The sun is more and more present and with the arrival of summer the days get longer. Although we must take care of our skin throughout the year, it is in summer when we must pay more attention due to the greater exposure to the sun. There is no greater einternal protection to include in your diet moisturizing foods rich in antioxidants.

The solar rays are necessary for the synthesis of vitamin D, essential for the human organism. But in excess they can be very harmful.

If you do not take care of your skin when exposed to the sun, your skin is more prone to the appearance of wrinkles and more accelerated aging. This is because UV rays wear down the cells that are responsible for protecting our skin. The skin becomes dehydrated. The cells that burn after sun exposure must be replaced by new ones and, this affects the skin to lose moisture, smoothness and elasticity. Apart from creams or other protective cosmetics, there are foods that will be good whenied to help take care of our skin.

Rich in lycopene , like tomatoes and papayas, this antioxidant has been shownreduces the risk of sunburn.

Rich in beta-carotene , a compound that various studies have confirmed its antioxidant capacity.suede, as it absorbs ultraviolet radiation and protects us from it. We also find it in orange vegetables such as pumpkin, apricot and mango.

Thanks to its large doses of vitamina E, helps prevent free radical damage and improves the skin's ability to act as a protective barrier. We also find it in almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, olive oilvat and wheat germ.

Blueberries, cherries, currants, raspberries and strawberries are foods loaded with antioxidants, including Viatmina C and polyphenols, which according"> Recent studies inhibit free radical damage caused by continued sun exposure.

Blue Fish
It is a great source of omega-3s, which intervene in the mechanisms ofinflammation protecting the skin. Include sardines, anchovies, salmon, and mackerel in your diet. You also find them in plant foods such as walnuts and flax and chia seeds.

Include all these foods in your summer diet.Use them to naturally protect your skin from the sun's rays, and don't forget to use good sun protection. Protect your skin and show off a healthy tan!

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Mireia Cervera Nutritionist Teresa Carles Healthy Foods Group - Flax & Kale

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