Collagen is vital for younger looking skin. These foods help you boost collagen in your skin.
Skin that’s over forty years old needs good nutrition to encourage the development of collagen. This means that we need to eat foods that enhance our health and gives a collagen boost.
We know of five great foods that can help you boost the collagen content in your skin. You may already enjoy some of them!
Dark green leafy vegetables
All leafy greens whether a vegetable or a salad can encourage collagen production in your skin. We love spinach in our salads raw and cold as well as steamed or even creamed alongside protein. Kales is another great for a hot steamed mixed plate or protein bowl. Cabbage can be stuffed, steamed, boied and roasted! Try new ways to add dark leafy greens to your diet.
Berries are full of antioxidents. This helps with skin protection allowing your skin to produce more collagen to make it look firmer and more youthful. Add blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, gooseberries to a sppon of yoghurt and a sprinkle of mixed seeds for a perfect collagen boosting snack!
Don’t buy soup broth, make it! It’s so easy and using bones to make the broth base means your skin will benefit from all that marrow. It’s pretty much pure cooked collagen. Every spoonful is nourishing and collagen boosting. Add your own taste in vegetables or protein. Perfect in the winter months in a mug.
Proteins from fish, chicken and other meat
Lean protein helps protect the membranes around your skin cells. The best ones for a boost of collagen are those with a lot of Omega-3 such as fish. Try adding fish like salmon and tuna to salads or with new potatoes and vegetables at least twice a week and you’ll soon see a positive improvement in your skin texture and elasticity. Snack on tinned smoked oysters for a treat!
Last but not least…..
Garlic should be used in most dishes from a sprinkle on top to mixed into a sauce, mashed into potatoes and spooned into stews and casseroles. It’s a gift for those of us over forty who need increased production of collagen. Garlic is a natural ingredient that helps repair damaged collagen as it contains sulfur, vital for producing collagen.
What foods do you use or know of that helps you maintain a balanced skin? Share with us n comments so others can learn from your experiences.