As you age your body produces less and less collagen, resulting in thinner and weaker skin, stringy hair, stiffer joints and less flexibility. The best way to promote the production of more collagen within your body is to eat foods that have collagen creating ingredients. Providing your body with the right nutrients will stimulate collagen, repair and restore it, and ultimately increase the levels of collagen within your body. Here are the most effective foods that have collagen stimulating nutrients, so add them to your shopping list if they aren’t on there already.
Adding some extra avocado to your diet will do wonders in helping your body to produce more collagen. Avocado oil, with its high concentration of plant steroids, has been scientifically proven to help your body naturally produce collagen.
The benefits of soy are twofold, all thanks to it containing genistein. On one hand it helps to block damage caused by enzymes that age your skin. On the other, it boosts your body’s collagen synthesizing powers.
Manuka Honey is traditionally used for skin care by the native Maori people of New Zealand. They were obviously on to something, because this type of honey helps skin to renew itself and strengthens collagen.
We all know how important omega-3 is for healthy skin, and flaxseed contains loads of the stuff. Adding flaxseed and flaxseed oil to your diet helps to increase the fatty layer that surrounds your skin, keeping collagen protected and strong.
It’s no secret that a Mediterranean diet helps you to live longer, and olives are found in many of its dishes. Plump green and black olives contain a healthy amount of sulphur, a mineral that is proven to stimulate the formation of collagen. Sulphur also helps to keep you skin clear as it limits oiliness and can stop pores becoming blocked.