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. Chlorophyll increases the precursor to collagen (pro-collagen)
Vitamin C: helps link amino acids 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: act as a co factor for collagen synthesis. It can help to slow the rate of collagen breakdown
Protein: collagen is a protein made up of 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 restores and regenerates damaged collagen
Sulphur: is a trace mineral that is important for collagen synthesis
Antioxidants: fight free radicals while increasing collagen
By increasing these types of foods in your diet you will have more energy, strong bones, younger-looking skin, and stronger hair, and nails. Beauty from the inside out is what it's all about!