July - Summer Fun and Safety
To help lower your risk of skin cancer, protect yourself even on cloudy days. No matter what the season, you should limit your time in the sun, especially when the sun's rays are the most direct, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Looking at your shadow is a good way to see if the sun is directly overhead. A short shadow means that your UV exposure is high while a long shadow means that the sun's rays are slanted and less intense.
If you must be outdoors, use plenty of sunscreen and one that has a broad-spectrum that protects against both UVA and UVB rays and has a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 30. And remember don't skimp on the sunscreen. It takes about 1-ounce to cover an adult's body.
With the festivities and the summer sizzle in mind, this month's recipe is, Red White and Blueberry Magic Ice Cream. It's a patriotic twist on a popular frozen banana whip dessert. Simply adding strawberries and blueberries yields fun colors you can layer on top of one another for a dessert that's perfect for your Fourth of July BBQ. It's delicious and simple to make, so get your kids involved and the Magic Ice-Cream can very well be everyone's go-to frozen dessert.
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