Foods that help prevent sunburn

Just read this great entry on one of my favourite sites: How can my diet help protect me from sunburn? Enjoying these foods + responsible sun exposure = a healthy tasty summer:

  • olive oil
  • tomatoes (tomato paste)
  • papaya
  • strawberries, raspberries, cherries
  • oranges, lemons, limes
  • bell peppers
  • broccoli
  • dark leafy greens (kale, spinach, romaine...)
  • mushrooms
  • fish
  • green tea

Sounds a bit like a Mediterranean diet, no?

Green Ginger Pineapple Smoothie

This is my new favorite uber-healthy morning smoothie:
Green Ginger Pineapple Smoothie

Here are the things I love about it:
- full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals
- made with enzyme-rich pineapple and easy to digest
- great for detox, candida, and alkaline diets
- full of fiber
- quick and easy to make
- refreshing, revitalizing, and delicious!

Candida, Xylitol, & Spiced Pineapple Oat Cookies

I was recently on a moderate version of the candida diet (a.k.a anti-candida diet). It's a particularly difficult diet, as you need to "starve the yeast" (candida) in your system by NOT eating sugar (refined, natural, sweet fruits...), yeast, refined flours (including starches), mushrooms, fermented food (tofu, cocoa, tea), vitamins/supplements with yeast (like most B vitamins), most dairy, alcohol, vinegar (except apple cider vinegar), nuts/seeds (because they often have mold on them)... The hardest part for me was not eating nuts!