Post Updated on 5/15/2020
It has been found that tomato sauce actually prevents sunburns.
Research is beginning to show there is a magical component in tomatoes that could protect our skin from UV damage from sunburn.
An MSNBC article stated, “Scientists think an antioxidant, lycopene, which gives tomatoes their colour, can neutralise harmful molecules produced in skin exposed to the sun’s ultra-violet rays. Tomato paste of the sort used to make pizza toppings is rich in lycopene. Skin levels of procollagen, which helps the skin stay supple and youthful…”
Volunteers in one study consumed 4-5 tablespoons of tomato paste daily for three months and discovered a 25 percent increase of protection against sunburns. They also found the skin to have more collagen, which prevents aging.
Increase the use of tomatoes in your diet and continue to apply sunscreen on a daily basis. Your skin will thank you for it!
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