When I reflect on my 20s, I realize that I took for granted the firmness and youthfulness of my skin. However, now that I am in post-menopause, I have noticed a decline in my estrogen hormone levels, which has resulted in my skin becoming drier and thinner – a common symptom of collagen loss. If you read my previous blog post about the importance of Vitamin C and Collagen, then you already know how crucial vitamin C is for promoting the absorption of collagen. But can we restore collagen by simply eating the right foods? The answer is yes! However, it’s essential to focus on other areas of your life, such as managing stress, getting quality sleep, and exercising regularly.
It’s never too late to work on restoring collagen, and there are ten surprising foods that can help with this process. So, add them to your grocery list and start incorporating them into your daily meal plan.
The 10 Surprising Foods That Restore Collagen
- Bone Broth: Made by simmering animal bones and connective tissue, bone broth is rich in collagen and other nutrients that can help improve skin health.
- Berries: Berries are high in antioxidants, which can help protect against free radicals that damage collagen.
- Citrus Fruits: Citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits are high in vitamin C, which is necessary for collagen production.
- Leafy Greens: Leafy greens like spinach and kale are high in vitamin C, as well as other nutrients that support collagen production.
- Garlic: Garlic is high in sulfur, which is necessary for collagen production.
- Avocado: Avocado is rich in healthy fats and vitamin E, both of which can help improve skin health and collagen production.
- Nuts: Nuts like almonds and walnuts are high in vitamin E, which can help protect against collagen damage.
- Eggs: Eggs are a good source of collagen-building amino acids like proline and glycine.
- Salmon: Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can help reduce inflammation and improve skin health.
- Tomatoes: Tomatoes are high in lycopene, an antioxidant that can help protect against collagen damage and improve skin health.
Incorporating these foods into your diet can help support collagen production and improve skin health.
Watch the Video: 10 Surprising Foods That Restore Collagen
Check out the recipe: Salmon and Avocado Citrus Vinaigrette
Veronica is dedicated and experienced nutritionist and certified health coach who specializes in functional medicine, She's a published author, nutritional instructor, WBFF professional figure athlete, and both the brains and beauty behind all that Makeover Nutrition offers.
Veronica is also the President & CEO of a BC based health and wellness association; Pacific Alliance of Body Care.