Summer Summer activities can feel like extreme sports–even if you’re just driving to the store. With record-breaking temperatures, high-intensity adventures, late-night parties, and more, it’s definitely a season of endurance with its own unique health risks.

Here are seven to look out for:

1. Burning your skin with junk food. We all know the importance of protecting our skin from sunburn by staying out of the midday sun, wearing protective clothing, and using natural sunscreen. However, what many people don’t realize is that the foods you eat may be even more important in determining your skin’s vulnerability to damaging UV rays. Just as unprocessed, nutrient-dense, and low-sugar foods can support your skin against premature aging, these foods can also help protect against sunburns in general. On the other hand, pro-inflammatory foods like sugars, alcohol, processed foods, and trans fats can impair our natural defenses against UV rays, allowing skin to burn more easily. Stock up on antioxidant-rich foods like berries, pomegranate, mushrooms, tomatoes, green vegetables, unsweetened chocolate, sweet potatoes, green tea, and raw nuts and seeds. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in flax and chia seeds, walnuts, and cold-water fatty fish.

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