NUTRITION: EAT YOUR SPF

Sorry, pardon WHAT??? Yes, I did say eat your SPF just not the bottle of sunscreen that’s sitting on the bathroom shelf. Let me explain…..

Certain anti-inflammatory foods, high in antioxidants work as a natural SPF. UV exposure is the biggest cause of skin ageing, not to mention skin cancer. Using a daily SPF is a wise choice but why not take it a step further by eating foods that bolster skin’s natural defense against the sun.

TOP FOODS THAT PROVIDE SKIN WITH SPF 

  • BLACKBERRIES
  • BLUEBERRIES
  • BLACKCURRENTS
  • BLACK GRAPES
  • FIGS
  • STRAWBERRIES
  • BUTTERNUT SQUASH
  • KALE
  • SPINACH
  • TOMATOES
  • ALMONDS
  • SALMON

HOW DOES IS WORK?

Unprocessed plant foods, rich in antioxidants reduce oxidation caused by sun exposure that causes DNA damage which ages the skin. By eating a rainbow diet which includes a variety of different coloured, unprocessed fruits and vegetables (oily fish is also good) we increase our skin’s ability to naturally protect itself from the sun.

 

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