Eat Your Way to a Tan: Super Foods to Stock Up On!

Updated: Mar 13

"You are what you eat," so what if I want to be #tan?

Interestingly enough, there are certain foods that can help produce a natural tan with their rich vitamins and minerals!

Melanin Coloration vs. Carotenoid Coloration

Melanin coloration refers to the tan you get when exposed to the sun, while carotenoid coloration is the tan formed from eating food with high #carotenoids.

LOAD UP ON THESE SUPER FOODS FOR THAT SUMMER FOREVER GLOW:




Sweet Potatoes

...just got sweeter!

The high levels of carotenoid found in this vegetable can increase your chances of a golden tan, while boosting heart health.




Lemons

When life gives you lemons, make some more melanin.

High amounts of vitamin A can increase #melanin in the body, which is the natural substance that gives color to your skin.




Eggs

What came first, the chicken or the egg? Who cares if I end up with a tan!

The power of eggs continue with helping your sun-kissed complexion because they are filled with high vitamin content.




Carrots

You won't turn to the color of a carrot, we swear.

Carrots are nourished with not only tanning factors but vitamin A as well, which can help protect the skin from sun damage.




Ketchup

Need to 'ketchup' on your summer tan? OK, we will stop.

Ketchup consists of #antioxidants including beta carotene, that has been linked to darken skin and can improve tanning.




Cottage Cheese

Pass the cheese, please!

Not only is cottage cheese yummy but it is filled with hearty protein, vitamins and calcium. This food is great to incorporate in your diet and tanning regimen!




Mango

MANGO-M-G, yes!

That's right - this delicious fruit contains numerous tan producing carotenoids. 25 different kinds, to be exact.



Kale

Leafy greens suddenly taste better.

Another crazy good benefit to add to Kale's list is the fact that it can help you with getting your tan on!