What is collagen ?
Collagen, also known as gelatin powder, is a protein, who contain amino acids, such as Glycine, Proline, Hydroxyproline and Arginine.
He is very important for keeping our skin fresh and young.
Beside of that he is also important for our bones, joints and hair.
How we grow old, production of him is lower and we are losing our elastic skin.
You can increase production of collagen naturally, if you choose to eat the right food.
Here is a list of foods, that naturaly increase collagen in our bodies and make our skin glowing and youthful.
Garlic is a good source of sulpfur, which is indispensable for collagen production in our body.
He contains also pretty big amount of lipoic acid and taurine, which are very important for recovery of damaged collagen fibres.
You probably know that tomatoes containing a lot of amounts of lycopene.
But you probably don’t know that lycopene, the most noteworthy role is to help us in combat with collagenoses.
Collagenoses are enzymes who are destroying collagen in our organism.
Therefore, you can add this product in your diets. The best way to use lycopene from the tomatoes is if you eat them cooked.
Green leafy vegetables
Green leafy vegetables are known best by that, they contain a lot of good nutrients.
Among that, they are also helping in creating collagen in our body.
Spinach, cabbage, broccoli and green salad are some of them.
Food rich in omega 3 fatty acids
Omega 3 fatty acids help us to have smooth and elastic skin.
The source of omega 3 fatty acids is any kind of fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel), walnuts and flaxseed.
Fruits and red vegetables
Along with tomatoes, fruits and red vegetables also are a good source of lycopene.
Beet and red pepper are very good salads which you can use in your regular diet.
Red apples are also good snacks.
Besides lycopene they also have antioxidants, which are helping us in the production.
Soy products have genistein.
Genistein is a hormone that helps in the production of collagen.
Soy products also contains antioxidants.
Black and green olives are containi sulpfur.
Sulpfur, as we mentioned before is indispensable for the production.
Other benefits of for general health :
Collagen also helps in treatment in this health conditions :
- Heart illnesses
- Teeth illnesses (parodontopathy)
- Hormone balance
- Strenghtens teeth & nails
- Bone and joint healt
- Muscle growth & performance
- Weight loss
- Sleep & anxiety