Growing my own self tanner

It's finally warm in Michigan! Nothing makes you appreciate perfect 75 degree weather more than surviving a long winter in East Lansing. So, with the temperatures now at perfect climate to grow tomatoes I wasted no time harvesting some seeds.

(^I dedicate this picture to Alicia)

That was easy. Now, for some information that may interest you : Carrots and tomatoes make you look tan. Seriously.

Skip the streaky self tanner, grab a colorful salad & read for yourself,

"Dr Stephen and his team in the Perception Lab found that people who eat more portions of fruit and vegetables per day have a more golden skin colour, thanks to substances called carotenoids. Carotenoids are antioxidants that help soak up damaging compounds produced by the stresses and strains of everyday living, especially when the body is combating disease. Responsible for the red colouring in fruit and vegetables such as carrots and tomatoes, carotenoids are important for our immune and reproductive systems.” Science Daily, January 2011

I don't know about you but for me, this news is monumental. Now, if only avocado's were included in this study...

1 comment:

  1. Why did you dedicate the picture to Alicia? Because of the famous "five fingers" photo?