That’s right. Enjoy an omelet before a day in the sun.
Not a fan of eggs? How about nuts, fish, meat, or mushrooms? It just needs to be a good source of vitamin B3.
The European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology recently presented research on the protective properties of vitamin B3. In the study, a form of vitamin B3 appeared to protect skin cells from the effects of ultraviolet exposure, including DNA damage.
So, increasing your vitamin B3 consumption could lower your risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer in the future.
Keep in mind that the protective effect of vitamin B3 is short-lived. You’ll need to consume vitamin B3 no more than 24 to 48 hours before your day in the sun.
It isn’t enough to forgo proper sun protection, but the bit of extra protection couldn’t hurt. Makes it worth keeping a bag of nuts handy for a poolside snack.