Many wonder if collagen can work as an advanced skincare routine from the inside?
There is research that collagen-rich foods and beverages can contribute to a fuller and firmer complexion. The right kind of food stimulates the body to produce more collagen and together with vitamin C it becomes even more effective (vitamin C triggers collagen production in the body)
Many experts claims that when you eat collagen, the collagen molecules in food / drink / supplements break down, reaching out to all parts of the body through blood circulation. The degraded molecules remain for about two weeks and at the same time the body perceives the collagen fragment as degrading intruders and therefore begins to produce more collagen for defense purposes.
The term "glow-food" is really exactly what it sounds like - food that is considered to give the skin and hair shine and freshness.
Glow-food is not only about the content of collagen but also vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, copper, hyaluronic acid, omega 3, zinc, beta-carotene etc. These are other substances that also have a beneficial effect on the skin. If we are to mention some valuable glow foods, then we have fish, chicken, meat, nuts and cocoa.
Examples of collagen-rich foods:
1. Vitamin C is the most important partner for the body to form collagen, so all types of fruits and vegetables are a good source.
2. Manuka honey is a good support for forming collagen.
3. Colorful vegetables and berries are rich in antioxidants that promote collagen production.
4. Soy contains the substance genistein, an isoflavonide that helps the skin produce collagen and blocks degrading enzymes.
5. Root fruits contain hyaluronic acid which settles as a protective layer between the collagen fibers.
6. Sulfur is important for collagen production and is found in celery, raw onions and olives.