When it comes to the most abundant protein in our bodies, is thought of long-chain amino acid commonly known as Collagen. It is what is responsible for giving skin elasticity, hair its strength and ability to hold everything in place. It’s the “glue” that helps hold the body together. It’s found in muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive system and tendons.
There are 4 types of collagen:
Collagen Type One: skin, tendon, vascular, ligature, organs, bone
Collagen Type Two: cartilage
Collagen Type Three: reticulate fibers
Collagen Type Four: forms base of cell basement membrane
While collagen is beneficial to the entire body, it is most noticeably beneficial to the skin, especially collagen type one. But, as we age, our body's collagen production starts to reduce and the result is an increase of wrinkles and fine lines, loose skin, less elasticity and decrease of smoothness and suppleness of the skin. The good news is that the signs of aging can be reduced if the total body collagen is increased. Increasing collagen levels can help the skin look firmer, increase smoothness, and help the skin cells keep renewing and repairing normally.
There are 2 ways to stimulate collagen production in the skin. From the outside or from the inside.
The first one is found in cremes and lotions and other cosmetic supplements but, some may say that the collagen molecules in these creams are simply too large to penetrate the skin.
While the second one -found in some foods and drinks can remarkably improve natural collagen production in the body. Here are some of the collagen boosting foods and drinks that you can find in your kitchen: Blueberries, Dark Leafy Greens, Garlic, Eggs, Avocado, Mango, Carrots, White Tea.
So, make yourself a good and healthy food-combination and add it to your meal to keep your skin elastic and plumped and keep your youthful look as long as possible.