Every woman when looks in the mirror wants to see her skin young and beautiful. As we get old, our body produces less collagen which means that our skin slowly lose elasticity and structure and become wrinkled.
Cosmetic treatments can solve this problem, but there are some important foodstuffs that can do miracle with your skin by helping the process of collagen synthesis in your body.
Let’s see what we should eat to stay young :
When you prepare a meal with chicken, pork, beef or turkey, make sure not to throw away the leftover bones. Prepare the best bone broth flavoured with handful of vegetables and spices . The bones are excellent source of natural collagen, the major component of your skin, and if you want to slow down the aging process try to have a bone broth on your menu!
Vegetables and fruits:
Eating fresh vegetables and fruits every day is irreplaceable therapy for the good look of your skin! They are rich in antioxidants that protects the skin collagen against the effects of free radicals.
Eat a lot of dark green veggies ( spinach, lettuce, broccoli, beans, artichokes, kale, parsley) and berries ( (blueberries, goji berries, blackberries, raspberries, cranberries) because they are the best source of antioxidants which prevent cell damage of your skin and increase collagen production.
Don’t miss the red vegetables like tomatoes, red cabbage, red peppers and beetroot because they are rich in lycopene, very powerful antioxidant that protects your skin against sunburns and lowers the risk of some types of cancer.
At this group, we’ll also add carrots, pumpkin and sweet potatoes as foods particularly high in vitamin A, which from the other side can increase the collagen production and keeps your skin healthy!
Fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna and lake trout are very important for the health of your skin. You can get high amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids by consuming these fish and thanks to that you’ll keep your skin hydrated, youthful and smooth. Other benefits of eating fatty fish are: cancer protection, low risk of heart disease, arthritis and anti-inflammatory effects.
Eat fish two times a week and say goodbye to all skin conditions because the fatty acids found in these fish your body is not able to produce and they are important for keeping the moisture of your skin. They also boost collagen and prevent lines skin.
We know about the power of one of the oldest remedies in the world. Its healthy benefits have been known for a very long time and it’s not good only for your immune system but garlic helps restore collagen in your skin. This is possible only because the garlic, beside other things, contains abundant amount of antioxidants like Alpha lipoic acid and coenzyme Q-10, important for the transport of fatty acids into the cells, which means that keep your cells alive and fights the aging process. Another compound of garlic is sulphur , a mineral with strong antibacterial properties especially against bacteria that cause skin acne and important for collagen production. Garlic is rich in vitamins and minerals, helps digestion and cleans your body from toxins … this helps your skin to receive all nutrients that needs, to rejuvenate and look young and healthy.
At the end we will give you some other tips too for keeping the young look of your skin:
- Sleep between seven and eight hours because your skin needs to repair and this is happening while you are asleep.
- Drink plenty of water, to stay hydrated and ensure the firm look of your skin.
- Avoid stress situations or find a way to manage stress.
- Limit sun exposure because UVA rays damage collagen structures.
- Stop smoking.