Healthy Foods Produce Healthy Skin
Below is a list of several healthy foods we can eat to help give the soft, supple, younger-looking skin people want. Not only do many of them boost collagen production, they also contain additional compounds to maintain the resiliency and volume of the body’s epidermis.
- Wild-caught Alaskan salmon is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, helps provide the body and skin with additional support
- Berries, such as blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, help protect the skin from damage from free radicals and also increase collagen
- Oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes, with high amounts of Vitamin C, help the amino acids lysine and proline convert to collagen
- Garlic contains sulfur, a necessary component for collagen production, but it also contains lipoic acid and taurine to help rebuild damaged collagen fibers
- Dark green veggies like kale, spinach and beet greens are said to “rev up” collagen production and protect against free radicals.
Whether or not men and women admit it admit it they do notice when their skin looks dull and tired, and see lines or sagging skin they were not aware of before.
To combat that they often purchase creams and/or lotions in an effort to minimize these and other telltale signs of too much Sun, not enough Sleep, inadequate nutrients and other factors.
One of the biggest contributors to these and other signs of aging is the loss of collagen, an important protein needed to keep the skin looking youthful and vibrant.
As a compound of essential amino acids, there’s only 1 way to get collagen, the human body cannot produce it, it must come through diet.
Collagen is the most common and abundant of your body’s proteins, found only in human and animal tissue, specifically the connective tissues throughout your body, from your muscles, bones and tendons to your blood vessels and digestive system.
While most have heard of it in terms of skin elasticity, collagen benefits many areas of the body, including your hair and nails. One study shows that this protein comprises 30% of the total protein in your body, and 70% of the protein for the skin.
Many people use collagen-enhanced creams to help with repair, but medical experts contends that collagen molecules cannot cross into deeper skin layers, so may be that these creams are a waste of money.
So, it comes down to this, if you want healthy skin then eat healthy, and get good sleep.
Eat healthy, Be healthy, Live lively
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