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Foods to Minimize Sun Damage

Don’t toss the sunscreen just yet, but add some of these foods to aid in the battle against sun damage.

 Antioxidants naturally offer the benefits of many store-bought products, and it is no different with sunscreen. Foods rich in Vitamins A, C, and E, Zinc and Omega-3’s can have a neutralizing effect on the DNA damage done by free radicals. Here is a list of powerful antioxidants:

Vitamin A

 Butter

Raw Cheese

Eggs

Carrots

Sweet Potato

Spinach

Curly Kale

Watercress

Mangoes

Apricots

Paprika

Chili powder

 

 

Vitamin C

 

Guava

Strawberries

Citrus Fruits

Kiwi Fruit

Raspberry

Lychees

Nectarines

Peaches

Mangos

Peppers

Spring Greens

Brussels Sprouts

Broccoli

Kale

Gourd

Cauliflower

Tomatoes

Green Cabbage

Potatoes

Watermelon

 

Vitamin E

 

Sunflower Seeds

Almonds

Olives

Spinach

Papaya

Swiss Chard

Mustard Greens

Turnip Greens

Collard Greens

Blueberries

 

Zinc

 Oysters

Wheat Germ

Veal Liver

Sesame Flour

Tahini

Low Fat Roast Beef

Roasted Pumpkin seed

Roasted Squash Seed

Dried Watermelon Seeds

Cocoa Powder

Chocolate

Lamb

Peanuts

Alaska King Crab

Pork Shoulder

Pork Tenderloin

Fortified cereals

Low Fat Yogurt

Chickpeas

Almonds

Cheddar Cheese

Green Peas

Kidney Beans

Mozzarella

 

Omega-3

 

Flaxseed

Cashews

Walnuts

Almonds

Hazelnuts

Peanuts

Pecans

Brazil Nuts

Salmon

Herring

Tuna

Halibut

Anchovies

Sardines

 

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