With age, our collagen production decreases and, in addition, its fibers harden. Therefore, I want to recommend some foods rich in this protein to improve the condition of skin, bones and joints.
Collagen is a complex molecule that makes up the most abundant protein in our body and is part of the connective tissues: muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, etc. Of course, it is also found in the skin, the largest organ of the body, whose structure is composed of up to 80% collagen.
Foods that strengthen collagen in the skin
- Foods containing collagen: meats, fish, broths and gelatins.
- Foods that promote collagen synthesis: legumes (especially soy and its derivatives), vegetables (asparagus and beets), fruits rich in vitamin C (orange, kiwi, lemon, grapefruit, pineapple and mango), nuts and oilseeds.
- Specific supplements: they are a good option when a reinforcement is needed. I recommend consulting a specialist to know what dose is appropriate in your case.
In addition, it would be interesting to minimize or eliminate from the diet simple sugars, trans fats and, in general, processed foods. Radicals also deteriorate the condition of the skin.