Preventing Skin Cancer From the Inside Out

NutritionFacts .org
NutritionFacts .org
29 Feb 2020

Eating antioxidant-rich foods can bolster skin protection and reduce sunburn redness by 40%, whereas alcohol can dramatically drop the level of antioxidants in the skin within 8 minutes of consumption.

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Isn’t that wild? Antioxidant dynamics in the body change minute to minute; so, make sure to top yourself up:
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Alcohol doesn’t just raise the risk of skin cancer. See Breast Cancer and Alcohol: How Much is Safe? ( But like the OJ in the screwdriver, grape skin components may help mediate the adverse effects. See: Breast Cancer Risk: Red Wine vs. White Wine (

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