1. Strawberries: Block sunburn
They have ellagic acid, a compound that protects against UV radiation. This acid works by reducing the release of molecules linked to inflammation. Plus, the acid preserves skin-smoothing collagen.
2. Leafy Greens: Double as shades
When eyes are exposed to excess sunlight over time, it can trigger cataracts and macular degeneration. Before you tune out, know that these “granny problems” can start to develop as early as your 20s and 30s. Load up now on dark greens for their lutein and zeaxanthin, compounds that can filter out damaging blue-light rays.
3. Tart Cherry Jucie: Gives you staying power
It’s outdoor-sports time, but postexercise soreness can cramp your summer-partying style. Runners who drank it pre-race had 67% less pain afterward than nonsippers.
4. Green Tea: Shrinks your stomach
Meet your bikini body secret weapon. The brew’s antioxidants may help block fat absorption.
5. Garlic: kicks ticks
People who popped garlic pills got fewer tick bites than placebo takers. Garlic may change the way you taste, turning off the bloodsuckers.