Think about these this weekend at Country Jam or when you head out this summer to go biking, hiking, sightseeing or just talking a walk outside in the Grand Junction area. At first, I thought they were going to be food items you actually put on your skin! Then I read the article.

Red and Orange Fruits & Veggies - these contain Lycopene which helps our skin protect it's self from the UV rays of the sun.

Dark Chocolate - need I say anymore?

Cruciferous Veggies - such as broccoli, kale and cauliflower contain essential antioxidants that aid in cancer prevention.

Greens - parsley, sage, rosemary and basil also a great source of those all important antioxidants.

Before I moved here, I knew someone who lived out here with her family. She said nothing but great things about the Grand Junction area, but she did say that within the first couple of weeks living here the whole family was sunburned! I noticed that as well the first few days out here. I went from 541 feet above sea level to 4,583! So, any and all precautions available should be taken advantage of. Plus, all these foods are great for your diet!

Aloe was the big home remedy when I was growing up. What type of home remedies or old wives tales does your family subscribe to? Share with us on our comments section.