However, let’s not go overboard in celebrating the gateway to summer. Some health tips:
1) Try natural alternatives for mosquito repellent (spray on a diluted liquid garlic concentrate or apply vinegar or soybean oil on your skin instead);
2) Loading up on red, yellow and orange fruits and vegetables have carotenoids that may help naturally reduce sunburn risk;
3) When grilling, coat meats and the grill with olive oil to ensure great flavor, as well as to avoid potential carcinogens.
(Published May 23, 2014)