Did you know that strawberries can protect from the sun in these hot summer days? I just have found that and i wanted to share it with you.
"Researchers from the Polytechnic University "Marche", Italy and the University of Granada in Spain led by Maurizio Baptiste, found that strawberries protect from the sun, reducing the extent of damage to the skin and protect it from burns.
Sunscreen can be made from natural materials. Experts have tested the strawberry extract on cultures of skin cells at a concentration of 0.05, 0.25 and 0.5 milligrams per milliliter. The cells were irradiated with UV light at a dose equivalent to 90 minutes of exposure to the strong summer sun of the French Riviera.Especially effective proved concentration of 0.5 milligrams per milliliter. It has increased resilience and reduced cell damage that is inflicted on DNA. So are strawberries protect skin from developing cancer, inflammation and degeneration.
Experts suggest that the reason lies in the red pigments - anthocyanins. They act as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agent. In the near future, researchers will examine whether the compound can be added to creams or should not be taken internally."