Celebrating International Collagen Day with our amazing Velvet Maxiscuplt Collagen Gele and our Endless Youth Deep Line and Pore Filler, we felt it fit to share the inside scope of high collagen foods.
So although we aim to help women everywhere increase their collagen externally with our products, here are the top foods that can increase collagen internally.
And among the following foods listed, green and black olives, fresh cucumbers, and fresh stalks of celery also aid in keeping collagen levels high which can be added to raw carrots, fresh cantaloupe and baked sweet potatoes for an extra boost.
So let’s get straight to it.
1. Dark Green Vegetables and Beans.
Leafy veggies such as spinach, cabbage and kale are packed with an antioxidant called lutein which has been found to boost skin hydration and elasticity. Equally rich in Vitamin C the regular consumption of kale, spinach, collards, and asparagus help to strengthen the body’s ability to manufacture collagen and to utilize the protein effectively. Beans also help your body produce a vital anti-ageing substance called hyaluronic acid.
2. Red fruits and Vegetables.
Another excellent source of collagen are red peppers, beets, and fresh or stewed tomatoes as well as sweet potatoes and carrots. Interestingly enough, these antioxidants in red, yellow and orange foods build up under the skin to create extra UV protection.
3. Soy products and Garlic.
Soy milk and cheeses contain an element known as genistein, which helps to block enzymes that tend to break down and age the skin. Garlic on the other hand is a good source of lipoic acid; taurine and sulfur, which produce collagen by rebuilding, damaged fibres.
4. Vitamin C, Prunes and Berries.
As mentioned earlier on, Vitamin C rich fruits and vegetables are natural sources of collagen and fruits like oranges; lemons and strawberries alongside the highest antioxidant Prunes, which can neutralise free radicals as with blueberries.
5. Omega Acids.
Fish such as salmon and tuna are excellent sources of omega fatty acids and equally some nuts such as almonds, cashews and pecans as well as flaxseeds contain strong healthy amounts as well.
What many don’t know is that skin cells are surrounded by a fatty layer made from this and other fats, and the higher your omega-3 intake the stronger that layer is and therefore the plumper your skin will be.
So now it is up to you to create some amazing recipes that can increase your intake of these super foods.