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Never eat these foods before tanning: a dangerous list


Source: Gismeteo

Nutritionists have named foods that should not be eaten before sunburn - at best, this can contribute to uneven pigmentation, at worst - deep skin damage.

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According to nutritionists from the clinic of the Federal Research Center for Nutrition, Biotechnology and Safety, in order to get a beautiful and safe tan, you need to eat certain foods, writes Gismeteo.

Doctors advise to refuse products that increase the sensitivity of the skin to ultraviolet light, the leader among which is figs. You should not overuse citrus fruits (oranges and grapefruits), you should stop eating carrots - but only in large quantities, moderate, on the contrary, improve the quality of tanning.

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«Evening Moscow»Compiled a selection of food products that protect the skin from harmful ultraviolet radiation and give it a bronze tint.

“In order for a tan to be beautiful and long lasting, it is important that melanin is produced in sufficient quantities in the body,” says nutritionist, nutritionist Olesya Onofrei. - To do this, you need to adhere to the principles of proper nutrition and ensure that certain foods are in the diet. Basically, those that contain the plant component beta-carotene.

In addition, certain vitamins and minerals are useful for tanning. Among them:

  • Vitamin E - a powerful antioxidant that protects the body from free radicals;
  • selenium is a protector against harmful UV, which eliminates the appearance of dryness after exposure to the sun;
  • Lycopene and Omega-3 - contribute to the production of melanin.

- The most useful product for a beautiful tan is carrots. There is an opinion that beauty from Brazil always drink a glass of carrot juice before going out in the sun. You also need to lean on apricots, peaches, grapes, asparagus, melons, tomatoes, seafood, red meat, offal. Eat them should be about an hour before going to the sun. Immediately before a tanning session, you can drink a glass of freshly squeezed juice from one of the listed vegetables or fruits. And after sunbathing, it is good to eat broccoli - this vegetable not only contributes to the production of melanin, but also helps to cope with the swelling that often appear after a stay on the beach.

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Onofrey also notes that when eating fruit, you need to remember about the measure. On the day, you can eat no more than five or six fruits and drink about 100-150 grams of juice.

Naturally, some products can not protect themselves from the scorching sun. In order for summer vacation not to bring unpleasant consequences, you must follow the rules of being in the sun. Recall that the most dangerous, especially in southern countries, is the sun from 11 to 16 hours. At this time you can not sunbathe.

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