can you eat sunscreen? - sun protection factor belongs on the menu
carrots and co. allow you to enjoy the sun without guilt
you know this all too well. a vacation begins long before the actual departure. selecting a destination, comparing offers, poring over hotel descriptions, reading reviews, dreaming of being on beaches, up mountains, or by the sea. the next step is to bring the bathing or hiking fashions up to date, try on dresses or trousers, order bikinis or swim trunks. but wait! something related to this springs to mind, doesn’t it? no, we don’t mean a bikini body or washboard stomach here, although a bit more sport also forms part of the vacation preparations for many People. naturopaths, of course, consider health first.
because sunscreen should also form part of good vacation preparation. however, this does not just mean getting a good suntan lotion with a high sun protection factor. you can do even more to protect your body from the heat and the expected solar radiation
sun protection factor on the menu
enjoying great weather, taking several excursions, and traveling extensively through the countryside is one thing. adjusting your diet plan for the vacation as sensibly as possible is another. healthy snacking today can mean less sun cream later. because a healthy diet helps the skin to improve its own protection against the sun. the important thing here is, once again, the carotenes, whose healthy effects are often referred to in professional circles - and not without reason. they are contained, in particular, in tomatoes or carrots.
“six carotenoids play an essential role in the Human body,” explains the naturopath, farid zitoun. “beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, lycopene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin. most of them function in the same way that antioxidants do.” they are said to have a preventive effect against many diseases such as cancer, arteriosclerosis, rheumatism, alzheimer's disease, parkinson's disease, gray star cataracts, or skin aging. “furthermore, a regular intake of carotene expressly increases the body's own protection against the sun by a factor of two to four,” adds christian rüger. this has also been proven by a study conducted by the university of düsseldorf ((http://www.wissenschaft.de/home/-/journal_content/56/12054/1192198/).
carrots instead of awning? healthy snacks against sunburn
with regard to skin health, the vloggers, farid zitoun and christian rüger from naturheilzentrum bottrop, have been on the road for the bottrop-based health and lifestyle blog. in the current youtube video, the naturopaths advocate additional and natural skin protection from a local garden. carrots instead of awning, as you could say.
your own skin protection can be additionally improved with delicious smoothie drinks made from types of vegetables, which contain a lot of carotene. but you have to start in good time. it takes four to twelve weeks before enough carotene has accumulated in the blood and cells, and the body's own sunscreen can take effect. tomatoes, carrots or spinach are especially suitable for making the skin fit for summer excursions. in addition, the trace element, zinc is included in these vegetable varieties. this chemical element also supports the Human body’s defense function. it absorbs the sun-induced free radicals and can therefore also make a supplementary contribution to protection against skin cancer.
beautiful and healthy skin with carotene and vitamin a
those who still eat fruits such as grapefruits or apricots and thereby consume their vital nutrients, will be supplementing their diets with integrated sun protection factor perfectly. it is advisable to start immediately with sun protection from the inside. children deserve special attention here. namely, babies and small children don’t just benefit from better skin protection through extensive carotene intake. vitamin a, which is converted from carotene, supports bone formation and cell growth in the little and littlest ones. so let yourself doubly enjoy the prospect of your vacation with a delicious sunscreen cocktail - perhaps with a picnic in a local garden or in the park around the corner.