The importance of collagen

Did you know that somewhere around the age of 35
your body stops producing as much collagen as it
did when you're younger?

And did you know that this is one of the main
reasons why we start to get wrinkles and fine lines?

Collagen is the protein that gives skin its structure,
suppleness, and elasticity.

It's one of the most important things when it comes
to looking younger.

And here's the great news: There are simple things we
can do to help boost collagen levels and regenerate
old collagen so our skin looks years younger.

One of main ways to do this is by incorporating
foods and supplements into your life that are
specifically focused on increasing collagen
production as well as repairing old collagen.

Here are a few collagen-rich foods to help
you get started. Try to incorporate at least
2-3 of these foods into your weekly diet:

* Bone Broth
Bone broth contains calcium, magnesium, phosphorous,
collagen, glucosamine, chondroitin, amino acids, and
many other powerful nutrients - all of which lead to
healthier, younger looking skin.

* Chicken
Most collagen supplements are derived from chicken
because of how much connective tissue is found in it.

* Egg Whites
Egg whites contain large amounts of proline which is one
of the most important amino-acids when it comes to
collagen production.

* Citrus Fruits
If you're looking to boost collagen production levels
so your skin looks younger, you'll want to load up on
citrus fruits due to their high levels of Vitamin C.

Vitamin C plays a major role in the creation of
pro-collagen, the body's precursor to collagen.

Also, don't forget to include berries in your diet.
This includes strawberries, blackberries, raspberries,
blueberries and oranges as they are all excellent
sources of Vitamin C.

* Garlic
Believe it or not, garlic is known to boost collagen
levels due to its high sulphur content.