How you look and feel starts with the foods you eat as well as your lifestyle. For me, the kitchen is the most important room in my home. Its where I cook my food from scratch and nourish my body with nutrients that make me feel wonderful.
The right food and lifestyle modifications such as getting enough sleep and regular exercise can help reduce ageing, preserve loss of collagen, stabilise blood sugars and help your body get back into balance.
As you age, your body makes less collagen. Collagen is a protein that supports all of the connective tissues in our body, including ligaments, skin, hair, nails as well as the cells in our gut lining.
Those with a collagen deficiency may notice some of these tell-tale signs: ageing skin, thinning hair, brittle nails, joint pain, or find that their wounds take longer than usual to heal.
WHAT DOES COLLAGEN DO FOR THE SKIN?
There have been a number of human studies that provide evidence for collagen supplementation, which supports the enhancement and improvement of dermal health via oral administration.
Collagen-based products have been shown to:
- Counteract skin ageing
- Improve skin hydration
- Reduce facial lines and wrinkles
- Improve skin elasticity
- Increase collagen content in the skin dermis
I drink a glass of Healthy Chef Beauty Collagen daily to boost production of collagen. Collagen improves bone density, skin, hair and nails. (When given in a randomized trial to women aged thirty-five to fifty-five, collagen, at a dose of 2.5 to 5 grams per day, improved skin elasticity in eight weeks.)
Take vitamin C, daily. Vitamin C can help collagen absorption which can lead to healthier skin, hair and nails. Healthy Chef Beauty Collagen has added vitamin C to assist collagen absorption.
Look after your gut health. Research shows that gut health issues can manifest on the skin in many ways, from acne to eczema. The 3 key nutrients for a healthier gut are Wild Marine Collagen, Beauty Collagen, Green Smoothie and Organic Superfood which help to care and nourish your own unique gut flora. It’s also important to avoid gut damaging foods such as refined sugar, gluten and processed foods.
Follow a Mediterranean lifestyle: Be active, eat fresh food + vegetables, cook your own food at home, use extra virgin olive or avocado oil, enjoy a glass of organic wine, drink green tea, don’t overeat, sleep well, try not to stress.