Are You Enjoying the Benefits of Collagen?
Reasons You Want to Include More of it Into Your Diet
Collagen has been gaining a lot of popularity lately and honestly, it’s about time. You see, it does a few really important things for us, and we are better off because of it.
First of all, not many people are aware that collagen is the most abundant protein in the body (25 to 35%) and supports hair, nails, skin, tendons, ligaments, and bones not to mention that it is also the key element in connective tissue, which works like glue to hold it all together.
Unfortunately, as we get older, the body’s production of collagen slows down, and we begin to see signs of aging like crow’s feet around the eyes, thinning skin, stiffness of knees and joints and a loss in elasticity, which means seeing more loose skin and wrinkles. You know, all those things we all love about aging…
But that’s not all, there are a few other things that can assist in reducing collagen production like too much sun exposure, smoking, and eating too much sugar.
That’s why it’s really important to eat a healthy diet that includes collagen boosting foods like fish, leafy green vegetables, tomatoes, red peppers, citrus fruits and bone broth. Adding supplements is also a great way to make sure you are getting just what you need to increase collagen.
Need more reasons?
If you’re still not convinced, you’ll want to take a look at a few more of the health benefits of collagen.
► Helps to improve skin – Including Collagen in your beauty routine can help your skin appear smoother and firmer.
► Improves bone health - Collagen and calcium together may assist in strengthening bones and improving flexibility.
► Strengthens hair and nails - Collagen’s protein can help hair and nails to grow long and strong as well as assist in hair growth.
► Collagen production enhances general health - The protein in collagen may help in improving vision, give you a boost of energy and strengthen your immune system
Maria Pease, Health & Wellness Writer
Maria Pease is a freelance health & wellness content writer based in Southport, North Carolina. She has written about health & wellness for more than twenty-five years and has partnered with a variety of companies doing the most amazing work. She loves being able to write about health topics that can change lives for the better.