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Ethical Collagen Center

Foods and herbs to support healthy collagen production

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FOODS FOR COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

The right foods and herbs

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THE RIGHT FOODS

You already know eating healthy is important, but certain foods in particular, can help support healthy collagen production.

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WATER

The first and most important is water.

Water is essential, not just for collagen production, but for so many other things.

Unfortunately, most of us do not drink enough water.

Check out this brochure for some great, healthy flavored water recipes:

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VITAMIN C RICH FOODS

Vitamin C helps to support healthy collagen production.

Eating lots of foods foods rich in vitamin C is the best way to do this.

Some foods rich in vitamin C include:

Berries

Citrus fruits

Red peppers

Guavas

Broccoli 

Kiwi

If you don't get enough vitamin C in your diet, a whole food vitamin C supplement is a great way to get some extra.

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SILICA RICH FOODS

Silica is an essential mineral that helps to support the healthy production of collagen.

    Some foods rich in silica include:

         

                  Cucumbers

                  Green Beans

                  Spinach

                  Brown Rice

                  Oats

                  Lentils

If you are not getting enough silica in your diet, a plant-based silica supplement is a great choice.

                  

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COPPER RICH FOODS

Copper supports the healthy production of collagen

Some foods rich in copper include:

Oysters

Liver

Shiitake Mushrooms

Leafy Greens

Lobster

Nuts and Seeds

If you are not getting enough copper in your diet, a whole food copper supplement is a great choice.

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PROLINE AND GLYCINE RICH FOODS

Proline and glycine are amino acids that help to support the production of collagen.

Some foods rich in these amino acids include:

Eggs

Dairy

Cabbage

Asparagus

Mushrooms

Pork Skin

Chicken Skin

Red Meat

Bone Broth

If you are not getting enough of these in your diet, a good bone broth powder is a great way to get some more in your diet.

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SULFUR RICH FOODS

Sulfur helps to support a healthy production of collagen as well as prevent it's breakdown.

Some foods rich in sulfur include:

Meat

Fish

Eggs

Garlic

Onions

Cauliflower

Shallots

Leeks

Scallions

If you are not getting enough sulfur in your diet, than a  black garlic supplement is a great way to get some more.

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PROTEIN RICH FOODS

Protein is incredibly important to collagen production.

Some foods rich in protein include:

Meat

Fish

Beans

Nuts

Seeds

Dairy

Eggs

If you are not getting enough protein in your diet, then a good protein powder is a great way to get some more in our diet.

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ZINC RICH FOODS

Zinc helps to support the healthy production of collagen in the body.

Some foods rich in zinc include:

Pumpkin seeds

Red Meat

Liver

Shellifish

Cashews

Beans

Milk

Cheese

Sprouted Grains

If you are not getting enough zinc in our diet, than a whole food zinc supplement is a great way to get more.

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HORSETAIL

Horsetail is an herb rich in very absorbable silica.

Be care when choosing a horsetail supplement as many are high in heavy metals.

Here is our choice for a horsetail supplement.

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NETTLES

Nettles are rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and silica, as well as sulfur.

It is also rich in antioxidants.

It order to get the most benefits from nettle, for collagen production, it is best to use a powder and mix it with water or put it in a smoothie or soups.

Here is our choice for nettle.

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KAKADU PLUM

Kakadu plum is one of the richest foods sources of vitamin C.

One small kakadu plum has more vitamin C than an orange.

It is also a strong antioxidant.

Here is our choice for Kakadu plum.

The right foods and herbs will leave your skin nourished and supported.

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