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Does your diet "shade" your skin from the sun's damaging rays? Or does it leave you exposed to premature aging?

Australian scientists studied the diets of people living in Australia, Greece and Sweden. By also measuring sun damage to the back of subjects' hands, they found that those following a healthy diet -- high in antioxidants -- seemed to enjoy protection from the sun's worst skin damage. Experts say that oxidative damage from frequent sun exposure is the culprit behind most skin wrinkling.

High-SPF Foods: Legumes (beans, peanuts, peas), olive oil, vegetables.

Low-SPF Foods: Butter, full-fat dairy foods and meat.
By News Staff Reporter Toni Ruberto, compiled from wire reports.

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