One of the most abundant proteins in our body is collagen. It strengthens not only the skin, but also bones, cartilage, ligaments. To prolong youth, you need to take care of the constant increase in collagen. Moreover, it is not necessary to buy expensive drugs - you can increase collagen by observing the correct diet and a healthy lifestyle.
In youth, collagen is synthesized on its own, but by the age of 25, its growth decreases sharply. Already at this age, it is necessary to take measures to strengthen the tissues of the body. Pay attention to your diet first. Eat foods rich in vitamin C. It not only strengthens the immune system, but also promotes the rapid formation of collagen. These include peppers, green vegetables, citrus fruits, berries, rose hips, and onions.
Train yourself to have breakfast cereals made from wheat, rye or oats. After all, they contain plant collagen.
Eating seafood like salmon is important to boost collagen. Eat oysters and shellfish, although they are not always affordable, but they increase the level of collagen in the skin better than other foods. Take a spoonful of fish oil. It doesn’t taste good, but it’s very good for the bones.
Make sure that your diet is always varied. Eat meat, liver, eggs, legumes more often. It is advisable to use linseed oil, not sunflower oil, in cooking. It is the richest in useful vitamins and promotes collagen formation.
If you play sports or have physical activity, then keep an eye on wholesome food even more. Since collagen is destroyed during exercise, and a sufficiently large amount of vitamin C is needed to replenish it.
In addition to nutrition, you can strengthen the skin with collagen using masks. Apply gruel of crushed strawberries and grapes for 10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with water. Alternatively, apply a mashed avocado mask on your face and neck, after 15 minutes, rinse off the mask as well. Do not try to rejuvenate your skin by purchasing various creams. You will only spend money. They may well moisturize the skin, but they cannot replenish collagen.
Surprisingly, regular gelatin is hydrolyzed collagen. In its properties, it does not differ from the usual collagen, but on the contrary, it also helps to strengthen connective tissues, hair and nails. Buy a pack of gelatin rather than expensive tablets at the pharmacy.
Remember that proper nutrition will not improve skin elasticity and strengthen bones when you harm the body from smoking, ultraviolet light and constant stress. Take care of your health completely.