Have you ever wanted to increase your collagen production? I have a natural approach that works wonders on the skin! Here is a list of nourishing foods that help to increase collagen in the body and they taste amazing.
Bone broth: my favorite for boosting collagen. Bone broth is one of the rare foods to actually contain a bio available form of collagen your body can use right away
Leafy Greens: Nutrient packed greens are a powerful way to prevent collagen breakdown. They contain chlorophyll which is a pigment that gives plants their vibrant color. Chlorophyl increases the precursor to collagen (pro collagen)
Vitamin C: helps link amino acids together that are needed to form collagen. Without adequate amounts of vitamin C the body can’t form or store collagen
Healthy Fats: healthy fats improve the health of skin cells while lubricating skin for a youthful appearance
Zinc Rich Foods: acts as a cofactor for collagen synthesis. It can help to slow the rate of collagen breakdown
Protein: collagen is a protein made up from amino acids
and makes up 30% of proteins in the body. Collagen is found only in animals. That means animal sources are the best for collagen
Omega-3-fatty acids: support and protect cell membranes and the structure of the skin
Red Vegetables: contain an antioxidant called lycopene which acts as a natural sunblock while preventing the skin from damage and increasing collagen
Orange Vegetables: are rich in vitamin A which restore and regenerate damaged collagen
Sulphur: is a trace mineral which is important for collagen synthesis
Antioxidants: fight free radials while increasing collagen
By increasing these types of foods into your diet you will have more energy, strong bones, younger looking skin, stronger hair and nails. Beauty from the inside out is what its all about!
Xoxo Nutritinist Jessica Rose