Foods that increase Collagen

3 Oct 2017 10:38 AMLicensee Person
Foods that increase Collagen

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Foods that Increase Collagen

To slow down the aging process and keep your skin looking smooth, plump and supple you need to consume foods rich in collagen. Collagen is a protein food found throughout the body, approximately 30% of your body is collagen, highly concentrated in the inner layer of skin. It is also found in hair, nails, joints and intestinal tissue. It’s the glue that holds us together. Check out our new range of collagen products from Nutri-organics a local Currumbin company.

As we enter our 20’s our natural collagen starts to decline; fine lines and wrinkles appear. Later in life when Collagen deficiency is more severe, arthritis can form. Lifestyle factors like toxins, environmental pollutants, excessive sun exposure, smoking and eating a diet high in refined sugar and fried foods also destroy of natural collagen.

Top 5 Foods that boost collagen

  1. Bone Broth – contains bioavailable collagen meaning your body can use it right away. Beef bone broth is the richest in collagen type I which is the best for skin health, chicken & turkey broth are higher in type II for the joints.
  2. Wild Salmon – High in zinc, which is a trace mineral shown to activate the proteins needed for collagen synthesis. Also, high in omega 3 EFA’s needed to reduce inflammation and build healthy skin cells. Our bodies can’t produce Omega 3 so we have to supplement or other fatty fish like mackeral, tuna, seafood and eggs.
  3. Chlorella – This green algae is natures version of retinol cream. High in beta carotene and chlorella growth factor which is rich in RNA &DNA important for cellular repair and regeneration.
  4. Leafy Greens – All plant greens contain chlorophyll which is the pigment that gives plants their green colour, supplying you with procollagen.
  5. Eggs – The yolk contains collagen and also in the egg shell membrane. Sulphur is a trace mineral required for collagen production; eggs are just good all-round.