4 tips to boost collagen for beautiful, healthy skin [slideshow]

#1 Collagen-boosting foods

The old saying “beauty begins on the inside” – like most old sayings – is grounded in some truths.

there are certain foods that are reported to stimulate collagen production and incorporating some of them into your diet could be pretty simple. Besides, the payoff — firmer younger-looking skin — could be all the motivation you need!

  1. Red vegetables like tomatoes, peppers and beets contain the antioxidant lycopene which acts as a natural sunblock and increases collagen production.
  2. Dark leafy green vegetables like kale and spinach, are rich in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that protects collagen.
  3. Orange vegetables like carrots and sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A, which restores and regenerates damaged collagen.
  4. Citrus fruits are high in amino acids lysine and proline which convert to collagen.
  5. Garlic is sulfur food and is necessary for the production of collagen. It also contains lipoic acid and taurine that help rebuild collagen.
  6. White tea has been found to protect skin proteins, specifically collagen.

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Easy Health Options Staff

By Easy Health Options Staff

Submitted by the staff at Easy Health Options®.