Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Dark Chocolate is your friend

I get all sorts of weird emails... but this was one of my favorite this week:

Give your skin inside-out protection from the sun by putting these four items into your shopping cart: pomegranates, tomatoes, dark chocolate, and tea.

From RealAge's 4 Must-Eat Foods for Healthy Skin:

The antioxidants in this tasty quartet of treats may help thwart skin cancer, according to John La Puma, MD, author of ChefMD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine.

Sunblock Effects
No food can replace the awesome sun-busting power of sunscreen, but some foods may work their way from the inside out to give your skin a little extra protection. The antioxidants in pomegranates, tomatoes, dark chocolate, and tea "can migrate to upper layers of your skin, bolstering resistance to ultraviolet damage," La Puma writes.

1 comment:

John La Puma, MD said...

Thanks for the shout out...who doesn't like foods that can do double duty? And not even as a facial? ;)
Keep up the fun blog...