Summer is here and the time is right to enjoy these sun-damage fighting foods!

Tomatoes and watermelon contain an antioxidant lycopene which has been proven to provide protection against sun damage.

Sweet potatoes and carrots contain beta-carotene which also protects against sun damage and even helps repair it.

Be certain to eat deeply colored vegetables such as radishes, kale, squash, and peppers.

The deeper the color of  the vegetable, the more antioxidants it contains.  These antioxidants help to  reverse sun damage.

Don’t forget dark chocolate which contains antioxidants called flavonoids which protect against sun damage.

Red snapper fish contains omega-3 fatty acids and the mineral selenium which promotes even skin tone and reduces  the risk of sunburn.  So turn on the grill for the red snapper, make a Bloody Mary, prepare a fresh garden vegetable salad, and enjoy a dark chocolate dessert guilt free!

Victoria A. Cirillo-Hyland