Collagen and Elastin: The Secrets to Eternal Youth

    Proteins for Keeping a Healthier Skin

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    Collagen is an important part of our skin and we should know that foods rich in this substance come from animal origin, neither fruits nor vegetables have it, so if we want a good supply of collagen we should consume fish and meat.

    In regards to the consumption of collagen for our body, we must bear in mind that for its correct absorption, it must be hydrolyzed, meaning that some of the molecules that compose it has been sub-divided, that is, those foods that seem unattractive due to their high content of fat and gelatin, actually are high sources of collagen that provides health and benefit to our skin.

    It should be noted that “collagen” seems too heavy as part of a meal, because the fat comes from animals, and it is not easy for the digestion process. But there is also the option of making soup with meat bones or fish soup where you can dissolve all the possible collagen of the meat due to its long cooking process and thus be able to take advantage of this nutrient.

    Of course, it is not necessary to consume it daily, rather it is recommended by specialists when you have a deficiency caused by arthritis problems or fractures, also depending on age, because a healthy adult produces the amount of collagen needed to maintain an adequate mineral content as part of a balanced diet.

    What other protein helps keep our skin firm?

    On the other hand, we talk about elastin, which is also related to the rejuvenation of our skin, this being a protein that is present in our body, and is an important factor in the firmness and flexibility of our epidermis. And an important tip that we should know, is that at the time of late adolescence, is when the body begins to stop producing elastin naturally.

    For this reason, we should seek to consume some foods that provide proteins rich in elastin. Sometimes we start to think and it would be magical to find a substance that would keep our skin with a young appearance for life and get rid of all the deterioration that happens to us with age, and when we wake from that dream and realize that it does not exist, we come to terms that with proper nourishment and skin care we can delay all these inevitable processes that accumulate with age.

    That is why specialists recommend some tricks on how to eat healthy thus maintaining an elevated elastin rate in the body and delay the aging process, such as avoiding exposure to the sun, not smoking cigarettes, and having an adequate diet consuming foods that help us produce this substance in our body.

    For the reasons just mentioned we should consume foods rich in Omega 3, such as nuts, fish, olive oil, and also avocado that helps to maintain an optimal amount of this protein, obtaining a greater resistance for our skin.

    Take into account that these are not the only substances in our body that make us get older at a slower pace, we can consume the seeds of the grape that are rich in polyphenols, a powerful antioxidant with vitamins that help fight to age, these together with Elastin acts directly on the firmness of our skin and stimulates microcirculation.

    This is why we must consume copper-rich foods as walnuts and hazelnuts, obtaining their anti-inflammatory function that also intervenes in the synthesis of elastin, together with zinc that directly supports the construction of fibers to form new compounds that strengthen the skin and slow down the aging process.

    Another of the foods that help us with the vitality of our skin are cheese, yogurt, and milk, also blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries. Remember that the combination of foods rich in copper and vitamin C, gives us get great benefits in our body because it helps the production of these proteins.

    So remember, the foods that will make us obtain eternal youth, are those rich in fruit, vegetables, and fresh meats for the production of collagen and elastin.

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