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Summer’s Line Up of Sun-Protecting Foods

The phrase “you are what you eat” is especially pertinent when it comes to the health of your skin. Studies show that eating a diet rich in the following antioxidant-rich foods can help protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Of course, it’s also wise to pair your healthy diet with a broad-spectrum sunscreen for added skin protection.

Here is a summer line up of brilliant sun-protecting foods…

1. Citrus Fruits

You likely already know that oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits, and the many other tart yet delicious citrus fruits available are high in vitamin C—but they’re also rich in another very important sun-protecting ingredient called limonene.

According to research conducted on 470 women and men at the Cancer Prevention and Control, at the University of Arizona, limonene, the major component of oil extracted from citrus rind, is able to reduce the risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the skin by up to 34-percent.

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