A study published in the journal 'Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology' has shown that pomegranate It has the ability to protect the skin from the sun, avoiding in part the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation, thanks to its content in punicalagins, substances with antioxidant properties and which, according to the study data, also act as photoprotectors.
Do not forget that the skin is nourished and protected also from inside the body. Thus, a balanced diet, rich in vitamins and antioxidants, accompanied by an appropriate intake of fluid, helps to moisturize and protect our skin against external aggressions and the aging premature.
It was observed that the extract of pomegranate exerted a protective function against erythemas caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays
The study involved 13 women aged between 20 and 40 years, who were divided into three groups; one of the groups was given a high dose of ellagic acid (200 mg / d), another a low dose (100 mg / d), and women in the third group took a placebo. All of them were administered a dose of 1.5 MED (minimum dose of erythema) of ultraviolet radiation in the upper area of the right arm.
The skin conditions of the volunteers were evaluated before and after the test and, at the end of the test, it was observed that the pomegranate extract exerted a protective function against the erythemas caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays.
With the arrival of good weather, the skin's exposure to solar radiation increases, and experts warn that the incidence of melanoma, the most aggressive skin cancer, continues to increase and that protection from the sun should not be neglected. Therefore, in addition to following the basic recommendations to avoid staying in the sun between 11 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon, apply creams with the appropriate protection factor, and cover yourself with clothes or under the umbrella, it is necessary to stay hydrated, ingesting liquids and moisturizing foods.