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HEALTH NEWS YOU CAN USE: 10 Foods That Prevent Sunburn

Health & Wellness  (tags: Body-Mind-Spirit, diet, research, safety, protection )

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Sunburn-prone people will be glad to know certain foods contain special nutrients that can help improve skin's resilience to damaging UVA and UVB rays.

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Lone F (67)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 3:53 am
Interesting to know that what you are already eating also may prevent cancer. Thanks Cal!

Animae C (516)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 4:05 am
i've known about Lycopene in tomatoes for many years.
i'm fair & i have NEVER used sunblocks, yet i never burn in our ferocious Australian summers, i always go a deep gold brown!
Organic unrefined Coconut Oil is the best as a mild sunscreen all over.
There is a Lycopene supplement available if too many tomatoes irritate digestion, as they do for me.
i regularly eat most of the other foods on the list.

Thank You Cal

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 5:22 am
Thank you for the info.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 5:54 am
Tomatoes really do work!

Joy Wong (103)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 7:12 am
Thanks for sharing.

Rhonda B (106)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 7:40 am
Interesting. Thank you Cal.

Kay M (347)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 7:54 am
good foods all around.

Howard Crosse (21)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 8:18 am
This is a really interesting article. I think though that it is really important to remember that not all the damage the sun can do to our bodies is immediately visible, skin cancer for instance can take years to develop.

David C (131)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 10:17 am

David C (131)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 10:17 am
I am okay with this list, eat many of the things on it, but not all....

pam w (139)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 1:04 pm's all well & good....but.....USE SUNSCREEN AND OVERSIZED SUNGLASSES!

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 1:50 pm
Interesting, thank you.

Michela M (3964)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 3:27 pm
I'm very difficult to get sunburn.
The only one occasion in my life was in 1997, when I was snorkeling for 3 hours, close to a small island 2 hrs & a half boat distance from Maui, Hawaii.....I didn't take into consideration that my shoulders were outside of the water & more than this they were wet with salt sea water..........

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 4:22 pm
Interesting. Thank you.

Dan(iel) M (25)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 5:50 pm

Julie W (32)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 9:41 pm
Read up on astaxanthin. It supposedly helps prevent sunburn - I take it for eye health.

Interesting that 'sunscreens can cause cancer (or whatever the exact words were) had a line ruled through, and I was not able to copy and paste. Who is censoring this - Google?

Lloyd H (46)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 10:18 pm
Well obviously Creationists and Repug/Tea Bagged politicos do not have the market on Anti-science stupid cornered. while it might be true that certain investables may have the ability to promote healing and mitigate melanoma from sunburns, it is scientifically impossible for what you eat to actually prevent the radiation burn called sunburn. Unless you block the UV radiation from contact with the skin you can not stop the actual burn from over exposure. The presence or lack of free radicals or Vitamin D or anything else can not stop the actual transfer of energy. Even those who tan easily or beautifully or heal quickly are simply exhibiting an evolved mutation that mitigates the effect but does not stop it. But believe what ever trips your trigger, the one that one can say about stupidity is that it is perhaps Natures greatest means of culling a species. If you actually look at all the snake oil pimped articles each claims something different is responsible and by a different means from the others and not a single one has any reputable replicable proof that they actually prevent all sunburn all the time. The only thing they do have is if you read their fine print is that 'they may mitigate the physical burn and may reduce healing time' and that is all.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 11:08 pm
Thanke you Cal for sharing this!

Debra G (0)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 11:20 pm
Not sure they "prevent" but possibly help prolong protective effects.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Wednesday June 25, 2014, 3:04 am
TY Cal,

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 25, 2014, 3:31 am
Interesting but I'm not wholly convinced.

divergent revolution (309)
Wednesday June 25, 2014, 6:37 am
Melatonin, (Cherries), also Cherries make cancer cells commit suicide
A certain amount of sun is necessary EVERYDAY.
Ty Cal

Winn Adams (179)
Wednesday June 25, 2014, 6:49 am

Lynn Squance (235)
Wednesday June 25, 2014, 10:10 pm
I burn so easily that I use SPF 60 sunscreen. I like the idea of natural sunscreens. I question certain foods being able to prevent sunburn. That isn't logical. But I can accept that they might help mitigate the unpleasant affects of sunburn.

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Kathleen R (138)
Thursday June 26, 2014, 1:43 pm
Interesting article ... thanks.
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