These 5 Collagen-Filled Foods Will Leave Your Skin Smooth Like A Baby's

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In the human body, collagen is the protein responsible for keeping all cells together, providing support and helping to compose bones, cartilage, tendons, and skin—the elasticity of which is highly dependent on that protein. The lack of collagen is one of the main factors responsible for premature aging, with appearance of wrinkles and sagging, in addition to weakening nails and hair. The worst thing is that from the age of 30 your production falls, so it is so important to be able to replenish collagen including foods that are a source day in and day out.

Meat, milk, and eggs are foods rich in protein and help stimulate the body to produce collagen. However, for the body to absorb the substance efficiently, it is essential to consume vitamins and minerals, which are nutrients that give substrate for the body to produce collagen. Get to know the following foods you should consume to have a young and luscious skin.

Which Collagen Foods To Eat?

1. Gelatine

Known mainly for its high concentration of collagen, gelatine is an excellent sweet choice to keep your health healthy. In addition to being a source of vitamins, it is one of the best foods for the skin.

2. Egg

Protein-rich animal foods are effective because they stimulate the production of collagen. Therefore, the egg, among other benefits, is important to strengthen the body.

3. Dark leaves and legumes

Dark green vegetables—such as spinach, broccoli and watercress; and legumes—like beans and lentils—are foods that contain high levels of folic acid. This nutrient is responsible for the formation of proteins in the body, among them collagen.

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4. Sour fruits

Citrus and red foods rich in vitamin C help in the synthesis of collagen. Lemon, orange, pineapple, tangerine and red fruits, which in addition to vitamin C are rich in flavonoids and have strong antioxidant activity, are all indispensable for the renewal and strengthening of cells and for combating premature aging.

5. Meat and derived products

Meats are rich in B-complex vitamins, and being proteins also stimulate the body to produce collagen. Milk and its derivatives are also foods rich in proteins that help stimulate the body to produce collagen.

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Translated article original published on VIX Brazil, by Camila Silva.