Tweaklet #20 – Collagen the healthy glue!

We hear a lot about Collagen, especially as we get older and ladies I’m sure you’re familiar with the collagen speech when you’re being sold an expensive anti-ageing face cream.

So what is collagen?

Collagen is best described as the glue that holds our bodies together. It’s the main component in our connective tissue, and is the most abundant protein in our body found in our muscles, bones, skin, tendons, hair and digestive system.

As we age, the body’s collagen production naturally decreases and that’s when you notice your skin getting wrinkly and saggy and your joints starting to ache. So if this is a natural process of aging what can we do about it?

Well first, be aware of eating too much sugar and getting too much sun which affect collagen levels and if you’re a smoker, that’s bad news for collagen too.

SO what are the best ways to eat our way to better collagen levels?

The top 10 collagen boosting foods are …..bone broth…., spirulina….., eggs….., gelatin…., cod fish…., green leafy vegetables,…. pumpkin seeds,,,,,, strawberries,…… citrus fruit and …..good old garlic.

So give some thought to bumping up your intake of collagen boosting foods so that you don’t need to spend a fortune on expensive face cream!

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