Drinking wine could help stop sunburn
Drinking wine or eating grapes could protect you from sunburn, according to a new study that found a chemical in the fruit can limit cell damage.
Ultraviolet (UV) rays emitted by the sun are the leading environmental cause of skin complaints, premature ageing, sun burn and even skin cancer.
But in another nod towards the healthy mediteranean diet, Spanish scientists found substances in the grapes protect cells from the damage.
Already cosmetic companies are registering interest in the hope of making sun creams or pills that copy the process.
The University of Barcelona and the Spanish National Research Council looked at the chemical reaction in the skin when hit by UV rays from the sun.They found that flavonoids in the grapes can stop the chemical reaction that causes cells to die and therefore skin damage.
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