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Life juice for a safe and quick tan

In the summer months our body is exposed to the rays of the sun and our needs for liquids increase.

It is good to always have water and fruit juices -such as “LIFE” juice with carrot, apple and orange- on hand at the beach in order to prevent dehydration.

Juices are a tasty way to hydrate our body, as their main ingredient is water. They also provide our body with the energy and vitamins that it needs.

If you want to take advantage of the sun without getting wrinkles, it is imperative that you include foods containing vitamin C in your diet – which is necessary for the skin’s good health, as well as the formation of collagen. It is a myth that vitamin C can only be found in citrus fruits. It can also be found in strawberries, kiwis, peaches, carrots, melon, watermelon, peppers, tomatoes, lettuces, spinach, cabbage, and cauliflower.

The recommended dose is 80 mg for adults, men and women, while smokers, women on the pill, athletes and those who lead stressful lives require up to 100 mg. The recommended dose can be found in 75 g of cauliflower, 40 g of Brussels sprouts, 40 g of parsley, 50 g of peppers, 100 g of spinach, 100 g of strawberries, 80 g of kiwis, 200 g of peaches, 120 g of citrus fruits. Remember, vitamin C is extremely sensitive to light and heat, which is why it is better to drink juices immediately after squeezing them and eat vegetables raw, but well washed.[/one_half][one_half_last]

Vitamin A also contributes to protecting the skin. It can be found in a variety of foods: – in vegetables (in the form of b-carotene) – carrots, citrus fruits, apricots, melons, berries, spinach, peppers, cabbages, and in animal products:  egg yolk, butter and milk. The correct dose is 0.6 mg for women and adolescents, 0.7 mg for men and pregnant women, and 0.95 mg for women who are breast feeding.

In order to be able to calculate the correct amount, you should know that 0.5 mg of vitamin A are found in 50 g of carrots, 150 g of apricots, 150 g of water melon, 100 g of spinach, two egg yolks, one glass of milk, 100 g of butter, 350 g of peppers, 500 g of berries.

In addition fruit and juices supply our body with valuable electrolytes, such as potassium, which need to be immediately replenished during summer months in particular due to the disruption of electrolyte balance (due to the loss of water from the body in the form of sweat etc).