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Best Foods for Protecting Skin from the Sun This 4th Of July

The fireworks shouldn’t happen on your skin

When it comes to protection from the harmful effects of sunlight, what you put in your body is as important as what you put on it.Most of us think of protection from the sun’s damaging effects on skin as coming from the outside, i.e. sunscreen. The truth is that the right nutrients are just as important because they can protect the skin from those cancer-causing UVA and UVB rays, from the inside. When you are outside this 4th of July holiday, remember to protect your skin from the inside, too. Here are some of the foods and nutrients that will do just that.

Health Blog: Men, Eat Your Veggies...and Fruits

Study shows fewer urinary tract symptoms with higher dietary intake

Men, in case you still have doubts, your mother was right: Eat your veggies. Here’s proof:

Food Blog: Getting the Best from Salad

Don’t let your salads go naked – dress them!

With the holiday season and the associated over-eating and food indiscretions behind us, many of us are reaching out to salads as part of our New Year’s resolutions.

Food Blog: Are Food Additives (E Numbers) Safe? Are They Healthy?

How do you feel about food additives? If you live in the European Union, these are known as E Numbers.

The “E” stands for Europe (European Union) and identifies 319 food additives (colors, preservatives, stabilizers, etc) approved for use throughout the EU. For 25 years (since 1986) e-numbers have been used as food additives.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E, the grandaddy of them all

Vitamin E was the first vitamin to be discovered, at the University of California-Berkeley in 1922. Since that time there's been thousands of research studies conducted on this fat-soluble vitamin. It got to the point where at least as many cardiologists were themselves taking vitamin E as they were taking aspirin.

Science-based Information on Supplements

There are thousands of dietary supplements on the market, and it can be daunting to find the right ones for your particular health concerns. WellWise.org endeavors to share the latest information science is discovering about the effects of dietary supplements on various health conditions.

Aging

Aging is not for sissies

No one really wants to grow old and unhealthy. 

Like many other trends in American society, the desire for healthy aging (some might say anti-aging) is being driven by baby boomers, who want nothing to do with the slow mental and physical decline they saw in their parents and grandparents. We want a longer health span. 

Eye Health

Eye health and the role of nutrition

To understand why nutrition might help with vision health requires a rudimentary understanding of where certain natural nutritional compounds go once they make it into the body. 

Skin Health

Natural nutrients add to your skin health

Skin health is very important to a lot of people, especially in the fashion and beauty industries. And these are  high-dollar enterprises. People pay exorbitant sums to maintain the appearance of beauty. There are three recent trends in natural personal care:

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