Sunscreen, Hat, and Butter? 7 Surprising Ways Your Diet Can Help Prevent Sunburn

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Yup, you read that right: saturated fat. It may not help directly with sunburn, but it looks like saturated fat might help prevent skin cancer.
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Photo by: iStockPhoto
Butter
Yup, you read that right: saturated fat. It may not help directly with sunburn, but it looks like saturated fat might help prevent skin cancer.
Related: The 5 worst foods for weight loss less 
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Fri, Jul 5, 2013 11:32 AM EDT
I frequently joke that I could get a sunburn in the dead of winter. Everyone always laughs, but since it's true, I fail to find the humor in it. Blisters, peeling skin, and a fear of more than 15 minutes in the sun? No thanks. As luck would have it, I married into a family that starts getting a tan mid-March. By our first beach trip of the summer, they're golden brown and I'm, well… pale and burnt. Over the years I've learned a few tricks to keeping the sunburn at bay: a giant umbrella, loads of sunscreen including both lotion and spray, and a diet hefty in antioxidants. Yup, food. Who knew? Boosting your diet with certain foods is just one of the many ways to prevent sunburn. Check out the slideshow below to learn which foods will help you be burn-free this summer. - By Heather Neal



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