What Foods Can Stop Sunburn

  • By lacixevi
  • On 27/07/2014
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Do you get worried if your skin cannot tan? Certain foods have been found to prevent sunburn. Below you will find foods that are ideal for preventing sunburn.

1. Reduce Omega-6 fatty acids, and Increase Omega-3

Sunburns are inflammation. Omega-6 are pro-inflammatory, and omega-3 fatty acids are anti-inflammatory. Eat more fish and seafood, grass-fed meats, and some nuts and seeds such as chia and flax. Cut down the usage refined vegetable oils such as soybean oil, corn oil, canola oil, cottonseed oil, and grapeseed oil in your cooking.

2. Increase Intake of Foods Loaded with Antioxidants

UV radiation generates free radicals in the skin, which can cause cancer. Antioxidants can neutralize free-radicals before they can wreak havoc on the molecules in your body. Get complete range of antioxidants such as vitamin B,C, E, carotenoids (lycopene, beta-carotene, and astaxanthin), flavonoids and polyphenols from whole foods is better than taking specific antioxidant supplements.

List of antioxidant rich foods
free-range egg yolks
olive oil
avocado
moderate amounts of sunflower seeds
nuts
meat
dairy
citrus fruits
tomatoes
sweet potatoes
carrots
dark leafy green vegetables
salmon
shrimp
coffee
cacao
tea (green and black)
citrus peel
grape seeds
red wine
herbs
spices
berries

3. Increase Consumption of Gelatin Rich Foods

Boosting the amount of gelatin in your diet could help prevent photo-aging. Gelatin is a rendered mix of amino acids from the connective tissue in animals. Sources of gelatin include beef/chicken/pork stock, cuts of meat on the bone, animal skins, animal gristle, and bone marrow.

There is no guarantee these foods will work but at least they are all good foods.

This article originally appeared on http://sustainablebalance.ca/sunburn-resistance-through-diet/.

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