I don’t know about you, but when I first learned that diet can play a huge role in our body’s ability to withstand sun damage, I was blown away.
I grew up in the desert where it commonly reaches 110+ degrees in the summer, and stepping out of an air-conditioned car in the middle of the day felt like you were stepping into a preheated oven. I also remember my fair skin burning very quickly in the sun if I wasn’t wearing sun screen.
When I cut out processed foods and made an effort to eat lots of healthy fats, omega 3 fatty acids, and foods high in antioxidants, I realized I was able to stay out in the sun a lot longer without burning.
You can read a more in-depth post I wrote about that here.
Recently I was over at The Humbled Homemaker sharing a sun protection smoothie I developed for my family with lots of important nutrients our bodies need to prevent sun damage.
You can get that recipe here: