Everyone knows to slather on the sunscreen to block the sun’s UV rays, but there’s one crucial step your sun-protection routine might be missing: Breakfast!
Diet is an often-overlooked part of how we adapt to our external environments throughout the seasons. Let’s take a look into why the first meal of the day can prep and protect your healthy summer glow.
- Why eating these ingredients in the daytime is important
- The foods that provide natural sun protection and how
- Easy ideas for getting those foods into your diet
Note: Drinking one smoothie isn’t going to protect you from the sun. As I mention in the article, “these nutrient-rich, whole foods may support the health of your skin when exposed to UV light, but keep in mind that they’re not a substitute for sunscreen. Still apply sunscreen every day to prevent sun damage and skin cancer. Think of these foods as a little extra insurance if you happen to oversoak the sun’s rays.”
The ingredients, if consumed on a regular basis, can help strengthen your body from the inside out to protect yourself from the sun’s rays.
- 1½ cup green tea, cooled
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup watermelon
- ½ cup cauliflower
- 1 small carrot
- 2 tbsp. hemp hearts
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- 3-5 ice cubes
- Place ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. For a thicker smoothie, use 1 cup green tea.