Superfood to Boost CollagenWine & Dine11 January 2018
By Larasati Oetomo
Collagen has been beauty prima donna for the past few years. Little that we know that the best collagen booster lies not in our beauty products, but in our food intake.
Collagen, as we know, is a type of protein that is well-known for its mojo to maintain our skin's strength and elasticity, regenerate dead skin cells, as well as keeping our joint and bone healthy. It is a supernutrient to fight against cell-ageing.
Following their miracle, many beauty corporations compete to include the material inside their product. However, topical application of collagen is often ineffective because the collagen might be in too large bundle to be absorbed by our bodily system. On the other hand, as we age, we are losing the collagen naturally produced by our body - thus, we still need external sources of collagen.
Some of the super-source of collagen are actually included in our daily diet. What are they? Take a note to the collagen food A-list below:
Salmon is globally known to be one of the most nutritious food ever. The zinc contained in wild salmon helps activating collagen in our body.
Since it was made from bones and other soft part of chicken, turkey, or beef, broth soup is a rare food choice that contains collagen your body can absorb right away.
The type of acid found in berries prevent collagen damage from UV. No wonder berries are the beauty queen of all fruits.
Garlic and likewise vegetables are rich in good sulfur, which helps boosting the collagen activation in your body. Worth the smell, we guess.
We all know that avocado is rich in Vitamin E. This vitamin also helps breaking down aging process that prevent collagen to work. The fatty acid found in this yummy fruit is also a soluble source of collagen we all long for.