Collagen is one of the most crucial and important proteins for your body. It helps to keep our bones strong, keep our skin elastic and much more. With growing age, the body tends to lose Collagen. In this article we will show you the best tricks to boost your Collagen and keep your body healthy and your skin firm.
Vitamin C is crucial to boost your hyaluronic acid, which helps to boost up your collagen levels. An easy way to enhance your collagen production, is through foods high in Vitamin C, such as red peppers, oranges, broccoli, strawberries, lemons etc. For a delicious smoothie, that will boost up your Collagen all you need is 1/2 orange peeled and cut, 2 chopped carrots, 1 cup of ice, 1 cup of water and 1 chopped apple. Now just put all the ingredients in the blender and mix well. Voilà, your healthy collagen boosting smoothie is ready to be enjoyed!
Giseng is a real power plant. It helps you skin fight against dullness and puffiness, clear the skin, fight redness and help to increase the Collagen production. It is also high in antioxidants and therefore a great anti-aging treatment, which is also the reason why it is used in many cosmetics. You can eat the Ginseng either raw or steam it. Many people also drink Ginseng in their tea.
Also Cilantro is a real Collagen booster. The coriander leaf contains high amounts of Vitamin C and linoleic acids (help to fight free radicals etc.). You can either consume cilantro in form of pills, cook with it. A great and delicious recipe is for example the cilantro lime chicken. All you need for the recipe are 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 1/4 cup of fresh squeezed lime juice, 1/4 cup of fresh chopped cilantro, 1 teaspoon of red chili flakes, 4 garlic cloves, 6 chicken tights and salt and pepper. Start by preheating the oven to 220 Celsius. Take a small bowl and mix the olive oil and the lime juice. Add the garlic, sugar, cumin and the chopped cilantro. The next step is to marinade the chicken with the mixture. Once that is done, cover the chicken and leave it in the fridge for about 10 minutes. Once the oven is hot, put the chicken thighs in and let them cook for about 25-30 minutes. Once they are done, drip some more lime over the thighs and garnish it with cilantro leaves. You can serve the chicken with rice, quinoa, or whatever your heart desires.
Aloe Vera is known as a wonder plant. It is often used to moisturize your skin or calm it down after sunburns or minor cuts. This has also to do with the fact, that Aloe Vera increases collagen production. It is very easy to in cooperate Aloe Vera in your everyday routine. You can either use an aloe Vera gel and moisturize your skin with it, or take it through supplements. Another option to use the plant, is by blending its juice into drinks etc. A great collagen kick right after you wake up for example, is the cucumber- Aloe Vera water. You should definitely give it a try!