3 Food Types Prevent Sunburn

My kids have long been resistant to sunburn, as well as myself.  Although I always assumed that it was the Native American decent working in our favor, it turns out it might simply be a healthy diet.  None of my kids have ever been shy for fruits and veggies.  They eat almost any type of fruit or veggie, my oldest’s main attraction at Subway was the Veggie Sub, heavy on spinach.  A few weeks ago I listened to a seminar from HealthTalksOnline and learned that perhaps it has nothing to do with heritage and more to do with our diet.  Did you know what you eat can sunburn proof you?   I had no idea!  The following are 3 foods (of a list that had about 7) that can help sunburn proof you this summer.

Antioxidant food

1) Combat Sunburn with Omega-3 Rich Foods

Foods rich in Omega 3 Fatty acids include things like fish.  We’ve long heard the chatter about Omega-3 being essential for our brain as well as helping those with ADHD.  However, it turns out that these foods can also help protect us from the sun’s harmful effects.  Who Knew?  So when you go out fishing this summer, make sure to make use of your catch!

  • Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Seafood in General
  • Walnuts
  • Flax
  • Chia

2) Enjoy Antioxidant Rich Foods

Another great group of foods to help protect you against sunburn are those in the antioxidant category.  Once again another buzz word in the cancer arena are antioxidants because they help cleanse the body.  These include blueberries, avocado, etc.

  • Vitamin E
    • Avocado
    • Egg Yolks
  • Vitamin B
    • Meat
    • Dairy
    • Eggs
  • Others
    • Green Tea
    • Seafood
    • Citrus Fruits or Fruits high in Vitamin C
    • Sweet Potatoes
    • Carrots
    • Tomatoes
    • Strawberries
    • Watermelon

3)Hydrate & eat Gelatin Rich Foods

  • Water
  • Jello
  • Tofu

The place I sat in on the talk where I learned how our diet affects sun resistance has tons of other talks on Alzheimers disease, diabetes, and more.  If you’re interested in click for their schedule.


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