Top 4 Foods that help fight UV rays damage

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Sunscreen isn’t the only option, learn about foods that can help fight UV rays damage.

The best way to fight UV rays damage is to use plenty of sunscreen lotion. However, sunscreen just solves the problem of external defense, you need an internal defense mechanism too. 

Here are a few foods which can help your body fight UV damage.

1. Pumpkin seeds – Toasted pumpkin seeds work really well as snacks, but there is also a hidden benefit that not many are aware of. These seeds contain plenty of zinc, which is a trace mineral and acts like an anti oxidant. It also works as an anti inflammatory and thus, protects against the harmful UV (Ultra Violet) rays of the sun.

2. Red tomatoes – Bright red tomatoes contain lycopene which helps protect the skin from harmful UV rays. Add plenty of tomatoes to your daily diet and protect your skin from damage.

3. Consume Olive Oil – Olive oil is in general a healthier option to cook with, not only does it have many beauty related benefits, but is good for the skin in particular as it contains high levels of omega 3 fatty acid which helps lower the risk of skin cancer.

4. Consume turmeric – Turmeric provides protection against free radical damage as it contains curcumin. Additionally, turmeric is known to help patients fighting colon cancer and Alzheimer’s. 

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