In a remote village in the mountains of Japan live the people of Yuzurihara. Here more than 10% of the population 85 or older. The village is a model of good health and wrinkle-free skin. Their secret? According to experts, a diet rich in foods that stimulate the production of hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) promotes healthy skin, joints and eyesight. It has a symbiotic relationship with collagen that is at the heart of healthy and beautiful skin. The body produces HA in nearly every cell, especially the skin, both in the deeper dermal layers and at the epidermal surface layers.
One of the ways to help your skin produce more HA is by eating the right foods. Here’s what to bulk up on:
Starchy Root Vegetables
Starchy root vegetables and tubers like potatoes, taro, turmeric, are loaded with magnesium, which stimulates the body to produce HA, plus they provide a variety of other nutritional heroes like potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin A and vitamin C.
Soybeans are high in phytoestrogens, which enhance the production of hyaluronic acid in the body.
Chicken combs and cartilage are the source of hyaluronic acid used in many supplements. If you want to get a similar boost In your diet, bone broth is one of the top recommendations.
Because vitamin C is a huge contributor to the synthesis of hyaluronic acid, expanding your fruit intake can help plump your skin.
Fruits that contain magnesium—bananas, apples, avocados, tomatoes, melons, pineapples, pears, and peaches—will also help with HA synthesis.
Bananas are a bonus fruit as a source of magnesium, HA and vitamin C! Eat them while still on the green side and full of resistant starch, which will help regulate blood sugar and keep glucose levels low.
MY TOP PICKS FOR A TOPICAL HYALURONIC ACID BOOST
Power Repair® Marine Collagen Cream
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Power Repair® Eye Contour
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