Sun Damage Fighters: Lycopene
The same red pigment in lycopene that helps protect the tomato against sun damage while it is growing may also help protect your skin against sun damage. A 2010 study in the British Journal of Dermatology tracked people regularly eating tomato paste against a control group of people who didn't, and found that after 10 weeks the lycopene consumers were 40% less likely to be sunburned!
This red pigmented antioxidant is found in tomatoes, watermelon, guava, papaya, apricots, pink grapefruit, blood oranges, red bell peppers, purple cabbage, mango, and carrots.
Posted on Wed, July 12, 2017
by Heidi Gilchrist