Foods to eat to Boost Collagen Production

by Tracey on October 28, 2021

This post will talk about what you can include in your daily diet to feed your skin internally which can eventually show up topically.  This blog post will focus on collagen-boosting foods.

Some of the foods listed here you are likely to be eating on a daily basis, if you are fabulous, if you are not then I hope this post will encourage you to include some of the food choices in your daily food plan to help keep your skin looking healthy and/or maintain healthy skin. 

Pomegranates Sprinkle the seeds over your salads or your cereals.  They are very nutritious for the body and are very rich in antioxidants. Pomegranates also contain an acid to further protect skin cells preventing collagen from being broken down.

An avocado A diet rich in monounsaturated fatty acids which avocados belong can help slow down the ageing process increasing collagen production.

Citrus fruits Are rich in Vitamin C.  Vitamin C applied topically will protect your skin from free radical damage caused by pollution and other chemicals floating in the air.  By eating this Vitamin it helps to build collagen.

Berries Did you know strawberries contain more Vitamin C than oranges? I didn’t until recently, that these seasonal fruits are best bought in that season.   Strawberries are rich in Vitamin C helping prevent the breakdown of collagen. 

Garlic Besides making your food taste delicious, garlic contains sulfur which is a trace mineral that can help prevent the breakdown of collagen.

Cashews Are high in zinc and copper which help to keep skin healthy copper is used in the body for the development of collagen and elastin.

So there you have it a small sample of what your daily diet can consist of to promote healthy collagen production. 

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