The typical phrase that our children pronounce when we are at the sea or the lake is the one that brings us back to resemble a lizard. While perhaps the father runs from the swings to the beach volleyball fields, the mother is blissfully and deservedly in the sun. After a year of work and housework, the rest of the holiday is all deserved. However, remembering that experts warn us how dangerous it could be to sunbathe without protection. Speaking of the sun, for those who love a tan, the table is a precious ally. Because, as the experts recall, there would be some foods, such as carrots and peppers that would favor a tan.
Thanks to beta-carotene, that famous antioxidant that would be so good for skin and bone health. But, the sun’s rays, which are getting stronger, could also find allies in tomatoes, rich in lycopene and in a food that everyone talks about for the line. If carrots and peppers would favor tanning and tan, let’s not forget about these foods that would protect our health.
More and more present on our tables
Spirulina algae is becoming increasingly popular in Italy as well. Especially in advertisements to lose weight and get rid of fats and toxins. Its origins would be very ancient, in the sense that it was even used by the ancient Aztecs. Present, in fact, in many Mexican lakes, this alga, very rich in B vitamins, would have been used in ancient times as a natural remedy against infections. Recent medical and food science studies have confirmed the goodness of the spirulina algae in the fight against excessive cholesterol. In fact, its effective action in contrasting the fats present in the blood would have been recognized, with a precise activity of fighting fats. Also for these reasons, there are now many food supplements on the market with the presence of spirulina algae to provide a sense of satiety.
If carrots and peppers would favor tanning and tan, few know that this precious food would be the best defensive shield against ultraviolet rays.
But this alga, like berries for example, would also contain an antioxidant, astaxanthin, which would be a real defensive shield against the attack of ultraviolet radiation. There is nothing miraculous in all this, but simply the presence of natural nutrients, as there would be, for example, in green and black tea, rich in polyphenols. Those structures and substances that science would recognize as protective against skin diseases.
Low-cost sunglasses, which according to medical science would damage other parts of the body, would not only hurt your eyesight