Eat Vegan To Boost Collagen
I’m always on the hunt for vegan products that improve my skin. The latest obsession is looking for products with anti-aging ingredients like collagen. Collagen is what plumps up the skin, keeping it from sagging. It also helps diminish the signs of aging like wrinkles.
I’ve found a few product lines that I like containing collagen, but I started thinking about vegan foods that I could eat to help as well. I wanted to share that with you because we can all use beautiful skin.
Vitamin C and collagen are friends that work together to provide the skin benefits we need. Essentially, vitamin C is an essential vitamin for the formation of collagen in the body. So when shouting the benefits of vitamin C, it’s because the vitamin and collagen are besties.
When there’s a mention of vitamin c, it’s usually oranges and grapefruits that get all the praise. But did you know that berries, provide more vitamin C ounce for ounce over oranges? They’re pretty too! Choose from blackberries, raspberries and strawberries for a dose of C. Berries are also full of antioxidants, which protect the skin from damage.
Your leafy greens that is. Leafy greens like spinach, swiss chard, and kale are full of the essential nutrient, chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is a powerful antioxidant that includes vitamins A, C, E and K. There are studies showing that increased chlorophyll consumption boots the precursor to collagen in the skin.
The high powered meat alternatives of the vegan kingdom are amazing to provide the protein, building block of healthy skin. They are an important source of collagen synthesis in the body. An important mineral, copper, is also found in beans and is another source for collagen production.
Not only a powerhouse for immunity, and anti-microbial properties, garlic may also boost collagen production in the body. It’s full of sulfur, an important trace mineral that slows down the loss of collagen in the body. Double the garlic in your recipes to reap the benefits of this skin healthy rockstar.
Eating your way to healthy skin sounds like a win to me. Now that you know what good vegan options to stock up on for better skin, Let’s Eat!
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