Need another reason to love strawberries? You might soon be wearing them! European researchers have discovered that strawberries contain powerful compounds called anthocyanins that could help prevent inflammation and cancer caused by UV rays.
In the latest study, published in the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, scientists found that skin cells coated in strawberry extract experienced less DNA damage when exposed to the UV equivalent of being in the sun for 90 minutes than uncoated skin cells.
More research is needed, but it does open up the possibility of a potent (less toxic) form of sunscreen. For more on how certain foods can help protect you from sun damage, read 13 Foods That Fight Sunburn.