Red, Yellow, Orange

It’s not the color-coded terrorism threat advisory scale, like we could ever really figure that one out, but rather the color of the foods that help you minimize damage from the sun.

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Yes, it’s that time of year when we think about the best protection for our skin and eyes.  It just so happens that all those brightly colored fruits and vegetables that are “in season,” have carotenoids that provide some protection.  It makes it pretty convenient to keep skin and eyes from getting damaged – those fruits and vegetables are ripe and available; we buy them and eat them.  Certain fish and seafood, like salmon, shrimp, and lobster, also have high concentrations of carotenoids.

To get a more in depth look at the nutrients involved and specifically what they do, click here for the full article.