Foods With SPF: 5 Foods That Prevent Sun Damage from The Inside Out

How To Eat For Beauty

Topical SPF certainly does the trick in protecting you from sun damage (and wrinkles – eek!), but don’t stop there! Protect yourself even further with a diet that protects your skin from sun damage from the inside out.

As Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA, founder of Murad Inc. and author of The Water Secret: The Cellular Breakthrough to Look and Feel 10 Years Younger explains, “Although daily SPF moisturizers and creams are essential, it is helpful to double up on your sun protection through internal resources.”

So, how do you eat your way to skin cancer and wrinkle-free skin?

Pack in the Polyphenols, which provide anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative protection to fend off free radicals. Find them in…

Pomegranates

Cranberries

Blueberries

Green tea

Load Up on Carotenoids, which protect cells from the danger of free radicals that may be produced by the body, pollution, cigarette smoke, etc. Find them in…

Goji Berries

Tomatoes

Watermelon

Pink Grapefruit

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Munch on Cruciferous Foods Containing Isothiocyanates, which combat carcinogens that can lead to cancer, including skin cancer and breast cancer. Find them in…

Broccoli

Cabbage

Brussels Sprouts

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Watercress

Turnips

Cauliflower

Radishes

Nosh on Vitamin C, which is responsible for producing collagen to help skin looking plumper and younger. Find it in…

Mangos

Strawberries

Potatoes

Cram in the Coenzyme Q10, which acts as a shield from free radical damage, stopping the damage from penetrating to the cells. Find it in…

Spinach

Peanuts

Wheat Germ

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