Lycopene delivers natural protection against sunburn and minimizes skin redness and the inflammatory response to UV damage.

1. Cooked tomatoes
2. Watermelon

Beta-carotene provides increased protection against sunburn, especially when combined with vitamin E.

3. Sweet potatoes
4. Carrots
5. spinach

Vitamin E protects and repairs the skin from UV damage and the wrinkle-causing breakdown of collagen.

6. Almonds
7. Pumpkin seeds
8. Sunflower seeds
9. Flaxseed oil and meal

Ellagic acid helps protect your skin from cell damage induced by the sun’s UVA and UVB rays.

10. Pomegranates
11. Raspberries

Quercetin lessens oxidative DNA damage caused by UVB exposure, and also helps protect the skin from sun-related inflammation.

12. Buckwheat
13. Red onions
14. Red grapes

EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) has been shown in studies to stop genetic damage in human skin cells exposed to UV light.

15. Green tea


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Kohl’s Eat Well, Be Well Nutrition Outreach Program.
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Kohl's Eat Well, Be Well Program

Blythedale Children's Hospital, through the generosity of Kohl’s Department Stores, is proud to offer Blythedale and Kohl's Eat Well, Be Well, an innovative outreach program designed to bring health and nutrition education to schools throughout Westchester and Putnam counties. Through this program, Blythedale staff members teach healthy eating habits to children by providing curricula, training and educational tools to school districts throughout the area. The program provides general nutrition guidelines to students, parents and school faculty. Blythedale Children's Hospital offers experts in nutrition and health-education to speak with local parenting groups, PTAs and school personnel.

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