Did you know that somewhere around the age of 35 your body stops producing as much collagen as it did when you're younger?
And did you know that this is one of the main reasons why we start to get wrinkles and fine lines?
Collagen is the protein that gives skin its structure, suppleness, and elasticity.
It's one of the most important things when it comes to looking younger.
And here's the great news: There are simple things we can do to help boost collagen levels and regenerate old collagen so our skin looks years younger.
One of main ways to do this is by incorporating foods and supplements into your life that are specifically focused on increasing collagen production as well as repairing old collagen.
Here are a few collagen-rich foods to help you get started. Try to incorporate at least 2-3 of these foods into your weekly diet:
Bone broth contains calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, collagen, glucosamine, chondroitin, amino acids, and many other powerful nutrients - all of which lead to healthier, younger looking skin.
Most collagen supplements are derived from chicken because of how much connective tissue is found in it.
Egg whites contain large amounts of proline which is one of the most important amino-acids when it comes to collagen production.
If you're looking to boost collagen production levels so your skin looks younger, you'll want to load up on citrus fruits due to their high levels of Vitamin C.
Vitamin C plays a major role in the creation of pro-collagen, the body's precursor to collagen.
Also, don't forget to include berries in your diet. This includes strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and oranges as they are all excellent sources of Vitamin C.
Believe it or not, garlic is known to boost collagen levels due to its high sulphur content.
That's it for today. In next month's post, I'll share a couple of powerful anti-aging tips that will help you create a simple routine that will transform your look.
It'll get people talking! 😉