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Did you know eating more pink can mean being less pink? | The Indian Express

Did you know eating more pink can mean being less pink?

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According to Dr Megan Rossi, gut health nutrition expert, sun cream is always vital, but what you eat can also guard you from UV damage thanks to skin-protecting chemicals called lycopene and beta-carotene.

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These are found in: Grapefruit Watermelon Papaya Red peppers As well as tomatoes

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According to one study, those who ate 40g of tomato paste with olive oil every day for 10 weeks experienced 40% less severe sunburn than those who did not.

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The lycopene in tomatoes can also protect us from other environmental factors such as pollution, radiation and smoke, which is pretty cool.

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What’s really interesting is that these chemicals are much better absorbed by our body when combined with healthy fats (hence the olive oil being used in the study mentioned above.)

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A great tip is that, to reap these enhanced benefits yourself, you can try adding some olive oil to your tomatoes, or full-fat yoghurt with a watermelon and papaya smoothie, swipe for more.

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