New research suggests some foods have the power to guard skin from the damage caused by the sun's UV radiation. While a salad is no substitute for sunblock, these healthy foods could add inner protection against sunburn and wrinkles at the cellular level.
Citrus Fruits 柑橘類水果
Citrus fruits have the potent ingredient limonene, associated with a whopping 34 percent lower risk of skin cancer in one University of Arizona study of 470 women and men.
Green tea 綠茶
This delicately flavored tea is full of antioxidants called EGCGs. Among their health-promoting capabilities: EGCGs stopped genetic damage in human skin cells exposed to UV light in one University of Wisconsin study.綠茶所含有的抗氧化劑叫做茶多酚。威斯康辛大學的研究表明茶多酚可以使暴露在紫外線下的肌膚免受基因損害。
Carrots—or any other red, yellow, and orange fruits and vegetables—are packed with carotenoids, and studies show they reduce sunburn intensity.
Red Peppers 紅椒
Like carrots, red peppers are also especially helpful in reducing sunburn intensity.
Leafy greens, like dark green lettuce, spinach, kale, and Swiss chard, are top sources of the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, which halted cell growth prompted by UV light in animal studies.綠葉蔬菜，如綠色萵苣，菠菜，甘藍菜和唐萵苣均含有非常豐富的抗氧化劑葉黃素和玉米黃素，這些抗氧化劑可以阻止紫外線引起的細胞生長。
This fish is a great source of oils rich in omega-3 fatty acids. In a small British study, fish oils guarded against sunburn and DNA changes that can lead to cancer.
ike salmon, walnuts are high in essential fatty acids that could guard against sunburn.