If there’s one thing you worry about when going out in the sun, it’s the ‘sunburn’ it can cause. In this case, the first action for most people is sunscreen. Let’s agree, we spend our fortunes to get good lotions and gels to protect us from the scorching heat. But have you ever thought about improving your diet? Sound stupid? But believe me, it’s quite the opposite. There are certain foods that help prevent extreme heat and protect your skin from the inside out. And hey, you don’t have to go miles to get these foods. Instead, all you have to do is scan your pantry and make wise choices. Let’s take a look at some of the carefully selected ones.
How does your diet help protect against heat and sun?
Correctly, you are determined by what you eat. This inevitably means that your diet plays a big part in how your body works. Eating foods with a high water content during the summer helps manage sodium, potassium, and manganese in the body and replenishes lost water and nutrients. In addition, foods with a high water content also help keep you hydrated, further blocking the sun’s rays and preventing sunburn and other heat-related health hazards.
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Natural sun protection tips: 5 foods that help prevent sunburn naturally:
1. Lemon Juice:
We love to drink gallons of nimbupani, shikanji and other lemon flavored drinks. They cool down our bodies instantly and help us beat the extreme heat outside. But did you know that Nimbupani can also be used as a natural sunscreen? You heard us Lemons are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants that help protect against UV rays, further protecting us from free radical damage caused to our skin.
2. Lassie and Chars:
Made with yogurt, lassies and chars are fortified with nutrients that support the absorption of iron from your diet, further protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. This also helps prevent wrinkles and fine lines.
3. Green tea:
If you’re drinking green tea to lose weight or aid digestion, it’s a treat. Another reason to make green tea your best friend. It also protects against sunburn thanks to the polyphenol antioxidants in the drink. Helps prevent the harmful effects of sunburn.
Part fruit and part vegetable, tomatoes are the solution to all your sun woes. Tomatoes contain lycopene, which absorbs both UVA and UVB radiation and prevents the risk of sunburn.
5. Coconut water:
Coconut water has always been known as a natural moisturizer that nourishes the skin, leaving it soft and supple. Surprisingly, it is also a home remedy for sun damage. It helps remove impurities from the skin and enhances skin tone.
With all the tips on hand, try them out in the sun and enjoy great skin.
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