10 Foods That Help You Tan Faster (Slideshow)

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 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 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

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 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.


According to HealthDiaries.com, one cup of hazelnuts contains 86 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin E. So not only can you get your tan on, but improve cardiovascular health, prevent cancer, and improve bone and joint health.


Ketchup has a surplus of critical antioxidants including lycopene and beta carotene. Now, we're not suggesting you start dousing all your food in ketchup, but rest assured that a reasonable daily intake is more than acceptable. The beta carotene in ketchup has been linked to darken skin, and improved tanning.

Cottage Cheese

Packed with tyrosine and calcium, cottage cheese is a superfood that we should all try to incorporate into our diets. Filled with protein, vitamin B-12, calcium and vitamin A, not only can it help us achieve that summer glow, but improve overall health, too.


We all know kale is a superfood. The latest food trend among trainers and nutritionists, this green, leafy vegetable is loaded with vitamins and health benefits. Complete with large amounts of beta carotene, you can darken skin while trimming your waistline and fighting cancer. Talk about multitasking.


Not only are mangoes delicious, they're also loaded with health benefits including the ability to prevent cancer, lower cholesterol, clear skin and alkalize the body. Packed with vitamin C and vitamin A, plus 25 different kinds of carotenoids, these super fruits will keep you summer-ready, and healthy, all season long.