“You are what you eat” plays an important role in our life. If you need a good brain, you have to eat; if you need a healthy functioning body, you have to eat. Similarly, if you want good skin, you have to eat it because it increases collagen, which keeps your skin healthy.
Collagen is a protein present in our body responsible for giving the skin its stretch, structure, and elasticity. We produce three kinds of collagen in our body, but as we start aging, the collagen growth starts reducing. Wrinkles, skin thinning, dullness all begin to appear because of low collagen levels in the body.
Most of the collagen supplements are originated from chicken. The reason is that the most eaten white meat worldwide contains an enormous amount of collagen. It includes a lot of connective tissues, which make it a rich source of dietary collagen. Chicken neck and cartilage are also used for treating arthritis with collagen treatment.
Oceanic collagen gets easily absorbed in the body. The bones and ligaments of fish and shellfish are made of collagen, which is very beneficial for your skin. Salmon and tuna can contribute more to collagen intake.
Eggs don’t have connective tissues to make collagen, but white parts of the egg contain the amino acid mandatory to create collagen.
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Vitamin C acts as a body precursor to collagen and plays an essential role in collagen production. Citrus fruits are full of vitamin C that can be beneficial for your collagen boost. Orange, lemons, grapefruit, and limes contain a rich amount of vitamin C and will make your skin youthful.
Not only citrus fruits but berries are also a rich source of vitamin C and even better. Strawberries can be more beneficial than oranges in delivering vitamin C. Raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries are excellent sources of antioxidants that keep the skin protected from harm.
Zinc is also a component used in the manufacturing of collagen, and guavas are rich in zinc. Along with guava, fruits like mango, kiwi, and pineapple are tropical fruits that are rich in vitamin C and add to the dietary collagen supply.
Garlic contains a high amount of sulfur which acts as a synthetic and curbs the breakdown of collagen. It is not only used for flavoring but also to boost your collagen. But you can’t expect to eat a little garlic and get a lot of collagen. The number of consumption matters, but you have to be careful not to eat it too much as excess can be harmful.
Did you know what collagen was and why it is beneficial for us? I hope you gained knowledge about collagen and the foods which promote collagen growth in our body. Please don’t forget to share this video with your loved ones, worried about their skin.
Until Next Time,
Team Doctor ASKY!