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Include Collagen In Your Diet To Secure Younger-Looking Skin

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Limited amount of studies associate consumption of collagen to better skin health, improved arthritis symptoms, faster wound healing and lower risk of muscle wasting. Pixabay

Every once in a while (or more frequently these days, by the looks of it), a new health craze would take a hold of America, boasting an ingredient that dietary science would consider as the “it” ingredient and would supposedly provide a number of health, wellness and anti-aging benefits.

A decade ago, it was the fats that came to be known as omega-3, usually found in oil fish. Back then, omega-3 was still new to the public, who all wondered what it can really do. Ten years after, we know all the good it can do to our heart and how important it is to our overall health.

And now, the new decade has officially started, and alongside comes dietary collagen as the new “it” ingredient. Here’s why dietary science and health experts believe so.

The Decade of Collagen

At its core, collagen is essentially one of the building blocks to having very healthy skin, and so you might have actually read about it on the label of skin products. Its importance, however, goes more than just skin deep.

In fact, years of intensive research shows that collagen is essentially the unsung hero of anti-aging. This is because it can help boost your athletic performance (and in bed as well), improve both your mood and your sleep, increase your post-menopausal bone density, control weight, build your immune system and even keep your nails and hair healthy.

Our ancestors were also familiar with it since they ate every portion of an animal that they can. This includes ligaments, tendons, cartilage and organ meats, all of which are full with the ingredient. And it’s all for good reason because everywhere it’s found, it serves to build, fortify, strengthen and renew tissue at a cellular level. It’s also found almost everywhere in our bodies.

So how do you take it?

It’s quite simple, really. You can get it by eating the skin of fish and chicken, by making bone broth or by simply taking daily supplements.

Whichever way you take it, collagen will definitely pay off in the long run. Thank yourself later.

collagen Limited amount of studies associate consumption of collagen to better skin health, improved arthritis symptoms, faster wound healing and lower risk of muscle wasting. Pixabay

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