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Skin Lab – what to eat to get collagen back

Salmon with asparagus and rice. Freshly served with a glass of wine and sea viewMany patients know that the way they eat and prepare their daily diet impacts their overall health and wellness. Eating right can also help patients in maintaining a proper weight and addressing common conditions such as diabetes. But did you know that your diet can also impact your skin and youthful appearance? There are certain steps you can take nutritionally to help improve your skin and skin health, including the maintenance and stimulation of collagen production. Collagen is what maintains skin’s volume and firmness, which is associated with a more youthful look. The team at Acqua Med Spa shares with patients ways to enhance and stimulate collagen production with changes in diet to keep the skin looking great for many years to come!

Why should I choose food over supplements?

It is always best to get your vitamins and minerals naturally through healthy foods than it is to obtain supplements and other products over-the-counter. Many of the products available as supplements and vitamins over-the-counter are not regulated by the government and may not be as concentrated or as helpful as one might think. This is why the staff of Acqua Med Spa will educate patients on healthy ways to naturally obtain nutrients that can boost collagen production and improve the skin.

What are some foods to consider for improving production of collagen and elastin in the skin?

Below are just a few of the foods our team might recommend to patients for boosting collagen production naturally without supplements and vitamins:

  • Fish/shellfish
  • Chicken
  • Bone broths
  • Citrus fruits
  • Egg whites
  • Tropical fruits
  • Berries
  • Garlic
  • Beans
  • Leafy greens
  • Tomatoes
  • Cashews
  • Bell peppers

What should I avoid?

It is always a good idea to limit sugars, refined carbs, and other manmade ingredients that are often found in foods high in preservatives. In fact, sugars and refined carbohydrates are linked to inflammation and the damage of collagen, which provides good reason to reduce or eliminate intake.

Want to learn more about ways to eat to keep your skin and body healthy?

The team at Acqua Med Spa in Webster, TX welcomes new and returning patients in the area to call the office and discuss ways in which their nutrition will impact their skin, hair, nails, and body. The office is conveniently located at 18201 Gulf Freeway and can be reached to schedule an appointment at (281) 606-2331.

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