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To protect your skin from sunburns and age spots, nutrition experts Mira Calton, CN, and Jayson Calton, Ph.D., suggest enjoying two cups of green tea like Yogi Tea Green Tea Pure Green ( SwansonVitamins.com) daily. How it helps: A new study in the British Journal of Nutrition reveals that once consumed, catechins in this brew make their way to skin tissue, where they boost skin cells’ resistance to the oxidative damage caused by the sun's UV rays.
The payoff: Subjects who were given green tea daily experienced significantly less redness and inflammation immediately after UV exposure, plus showed fewer signs of premature aging like wrinkles and discoloration after 12 weeks, compared with their counterparts who did not receive the tea. For best results, enjoy your tea with a squeeze of lemon, which can increase absorption of beneficial catechins by as much as 80 percent.
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