Summer food isn’t just about ice cream, snow cones and hot dogs. If you want to maintain a vibrant and glowing complexion through the summer months, load up on these skin beautifying foods that are totally in season!
Tomatoes are packed full of lycopene, an antioxidant that is a nutritional powerhouse. Not only does lycopene help fight aging, it also strengthens your skin against sun exposure. In fact, a study found that you can actually decrease damage caused by the sun by 30% if you eat tomato paste everyday for three months!
This is another one that has antioxidant phytonutrients. It also has vitamins B and C, folate, betacarotene, protein, and fibre (which will keep you full for longer). But don’t eat too much, because it’s also a carb-heavy food.
Tired of drinking plain old water? Get your water quota by eating it! There’s nothing juicier than watermelon, which will keep you well hydrated. Plus, your skin will also benefit from the lycopene.
Cherries are a great source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. They have a healthy alkaline makeup that assists in maintaining the ideal pH balance of your body. Their anthocyanin content gobbles up free radicals, protecting you from damage caused by oxidation.