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Natural Food To Protect Against Sun

Cocoa (dark chocolate): contains 4 times as much phenols and catechins and protect skin from sunburn and skin cancer.

                                                                

Green and black teas: rich in polyphenols. And offer unrivalled action against free radical exposure which is responsible for 80% of skin aging and can boost your skin`s antioxidant protection from the inside out.

Carotenoids: are antioxidants which reduce the negative effects of UVB radiation. Green leafy vegetables are rich in oxygenated carotenoid compounds known as xanthophylls. Carotenes are unoxygenated carotenoid compounds which provide pigment to fruits and vegetables. And  activate melanin. Foods containing high concentrations of carotenes are: apricots, papaya, mango, carrots, sweet potatoes and beets.

                                                              

Lycopene: is a red carotenoid and is at least twice as effective an antioxidant as beta carotene to block UV light (has an SPF of about 3). Foods high in lycopene include watermelon, tomatoes, papaya, pink guava, red bell peppers and pink grapefruit.

Pomegranates: contain powerful polyphenol compounds such as catechins and anthocyanins which strengthen the skin`s upper layers, thus increasing its resistance to harmful UV rays.

Tocotrienols: are 30-60 more powerful than tocopherols thus, they neutralize free radical activity at a faster rate. Tocotrienols are capable of reducing/absorbing penetration of UV radiation. Barley, rye, oats, annatto oil, rice bran oil and palm oil are natural, rich sources of tocotrienols.

Vitamin C: prevents premature aging and skin cancer by warding off free radicals. The best natural sources of Vitamin C are acerola cherry, rose hip, berries, guava, kiwi, papaya and all citrus fruits.

                                                                

 

 

 

Vitamin D: it protects against many types of cancer, including skin cancer.

Green leafy vegetables: reduce risk of squamous cell skin cancer by 50 percent

                                                        

 

Omega 3 fatty acids: creduce inflammation, protect your skin from sunburn and melanoma (a deadly form of skin cancer).  Sources include Salmon, sardines, herring, mackerel, algae/seaweed, green leafy vegetables, flax, hemp and chia seeds are rich sources of Omega 3 fatty acids.

Water: keeping your skin hydrated encourages a healthy NMF (natural moisture factor) which in turn, protects your skin from environmental factors. It is also important to drink plenty of fluids after sun exposure to prevent dehydration.

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Power Of Papaya

  • Papaya is great for the skin and helps to get rid of acne and skin infections as it helps to open clogged pores.                                                                     
  • It is rich in fiber which lowers blood cholesterol levels. It contains vitamins that help prevent oxidation of cholesterol, which in return helps to prevent heart-attacks. 
  • The antioxidants in papaya help in controlling premature ageing and help you get a younger look.
  • Papaya helps in preventing constipation and aids in digestion.                                                                                              
  •  Its juice helps in curing infections of the colon by clearing the pus and mucus from it. You need to take it regularly to heal quickly.
  • It is low in calories and high in nutritional values. Hence, it is a good food for those who want to lose some weight.           
  •  It is rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C that help in boosting the body’s immunity and hence is very good for those who are suffering from fever, cold or flu.                                                                                                                                        
  • It helps in controlling the menstrual irregularities in women. Papaya helps to ease menstrual cramps and helps in promoting regular flow of menstruation.


Nutrients Combination-Beta-Carotene/Vitamin A + Fat = Glowing Skin

Food contains a mixture of nutrients that interact with one another, sometimes they join forces, other times they cancel each other out. Many foods work well when eaten together because of the complementary nutrients each contains. When you consume food, certain dishes must be taken in combination with another to obtain better absorption and utilization of nutrients present in the foods. 


Beta-Carotene/Vitamin A + Fat = Glowing Skin               

Beta-carotene is turned into vitamin A in our body and this is not only important for healthy vision but also helps give your skin a youthful glow. Vitamin A also plays a vital role in a healthy immune and reproductive system. But being fat soluble vitamins it is better absorbed in the presence of fat.

Diet Tip: Add a few walnuts and almonds to your fresh cut fruits especially mangoes, papaya etc.