From “Personal Trainer,” in a UPI column seen in the Washington Examiner September 19, 2012, quoting food industry expert Phil Lempert:
Vitamin C rich foods help build collagen, the building block of the skin. Eat strawberries, bell peppers, broccoli, pineapple, kiwis, kale, and oranges.
Here’s what else he says is good for you:
Lycopene, released in cooked tomatoes especially, apparently helps prevent sunburn damage.
The antioxidant quercetin, as contained in onions, apples, sage, parsley, and citrus, also seems to provide protection from the burning rays of the sun.
Soybeans and edamames (immature soybeans in the pod) help preserve collagen and protect against ultraviolet light damage.
Omega-3 fatty acids aid in cell communication and hydration and can be found in walnuts, flax seeds, chia seeds, sardines, and salmon.