Foods for Beautiful Skin (Page 4)


Consuming more lycopene—the carotenoid that makes tomatoes red—may protect your skin from sunburn. In one study, participants who were exposed to UV light had almost 50 percent less skin reddening after they ate 2 1⁄2 tablespoons of tomato paste or drank about 1 2⁄3 cups of carrot juice daily, in addition to their regular diet, for 10 to 12 weeks. Supplements, however, weren’t as effective: in the same study, those who received a lycopene supplement or synthetic lycopene weren’t significantly protected against sunburn.

Delicious Recipes to Try:
Healthy Tomato Recipes and Cooking Tips
Roasted Tomato & Almond Pesto
Tomato & Basil Finger Sandwiches
Chicken Salad-Stuffed Tomatoes
Garden Tomato Sauce
Baked Parmesan Tomatoes
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