Foods that Protect Your Skin

The weather is starting to warm up and that means…tanning season!! Although, we all love to add some color to our skin, the sun does have long lasting effects. Damage can be seen in one’s skin after exposure to the sun’s UV rays because of free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that attack healthy cells. Symptoms of free radical damage include: premature aging, wrinkling, brown spots, and cancer. Antioxidants are nutrients that block free radical formation and protect cells from damage. These five food groups can help fight against the damaging effects of the sun: cold-water fish, colorful fruits, dark chocolate, tea (green and black), and green leafy vegetables. So eat up and protect your skin when out in the sunny weather! Results may vary by individual, consult your doctor today and see if this is right for you!