Can Pizza Protect you from Sunburn?
Well, not really, but the tomato sauce might. Tomatoes are an antioxidant rich food that can protect you from the sun’s UV rays. Studies have proven that adding tomato paste to your diet can help protect skin from sun damage.
Tomatoes are a rich source of Lycopene, a component that among other things, protects our skin from the sun. The BBC found that adding only 4 tablespoons of tomato paste to your diet will increase your protection from sunburn by 30%! This is not to say that tomato paste alone will be your savior, but it is a great, and inexpensive addition to your summer menu and beach bag.
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