Foods to Make You Tan Faster

Escaping the winter woes by heading to the Caribbean? Here are five foods that will help you get your tan on that much faster

Snack on these healthy foods to get your glow going.

Sweet Potatoes

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These fleshy orange vegetables are packed with vitamin A. Not only will they increase your chances of tanning, but they also act as an anti-inflammatory, regulate blood sugar, and have been noted for antibacterial properties. Sweet.

Carrots

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Carrots are packed with beta carotene and are known for their pigment-enhancing abilities. Plus, they’re also known for their cardiovascular benefits and are critical for vision health. 

Eggs

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Eggs have superpowers. Filled with vitamin A, folate, vitamin B, selenium, calcium, vitamin D… the list is never ending. Their high vitamin content will help with your summer glow, while fighting cardiovascular disease and improving eye health. A win-win situation.

Butternut Squash

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Packed with carotenoids, beta carotene and vitamin C — this squash is not only delicious, but a sure way to improve skin and bone health. As if that wasn’t enough, it’s been noted as an anti-inflammatory agent and immune system booster.

Lemons

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Lemons contain high amounts of vitamin A which increases melanin within the body. Melanin is a natural substance that gives color to the skin. Therefore, lemons should be utilized in your quest for the perfect summer glow.

Joanna Adduci contributed to this article.

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