Collagen is the most abundant structural protein in your body. It is the building block for your skin, bones, teeth, and muscles. You can either consume it as a collagen- boosting food or as a supplement. It makes the appearance of your skin to be smooth, while strengthing your bones and muscles.
A review published in the Journal Molecules stated that middle- aged women who consumed hydrolyzed collagen supplements from 1-3 months experienced firmness, hydration, and elasticity of their skin.
A cup of strawberries contain greater vitamin C than an orange, according to registered dietitian Zuckerbrot. Vitamin C boosts your immune system. Plus it contributes to the formation of collagen, making your skin look succulent, and firm. And it also clears fine lines.
Carrots are loaded with carotenoids (which your body converts to vitamin A). Vitamin A carotenoids protect your body tissues, skin and body cells from environmental diseases and toxins that cause oxidative damage. (Oxidative damage on the skin are wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, skin damage due to sunlight etc.)
Red bell peppers
Red bell peppers are loaded with vitamin C. Infact they contain 3 times more vitamin C than the orange fruit. Vitamin C helps produce collagen and prevents free radical damage. The collagen binds cells and tissues together to make your skin smooth, firm, elastic, and youthful.
A study has proven that individuals who consumed high vitamin C- rich foods had fewer wrinkles and fine smooth skin, than individuals who had small amounts of vitamin C.
Coconut oil promotes your gut health. It is rich in vitamins E and K, and in healthy fats. Coconut oil is utilized in hair products to boost hair growth and moisturize the scalp of the head. It reduces stress on your liver and depletes oxidative stress and inflammation (both internally and externally on your body). Thereby slowing down the process of aging.
Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E. It is utilized in anti- aging creams because vitamin E rehydrates the skin and prevents dry and rough skin. Vitamin E also prevents skin inflammation and protects your skin from sun damage.
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