7 Things That Destroy Body Collagen and 10 Foods That Naturally Increase Collagen


The video discusses the importance of collagen in maintaining healthy skin, cartilage, joints, bones, and other parts of the body. It explains that certain factors such as sun exposure, smoking, and a poor diet can negatively impact collagen levels, leading to joint pain and aging skin. To boost collagen production, the video recommends incorporating specific foods into the diet, such as red peppers and bone broth, while avoiding harmful factors like excessive alcohol consumption and high sugar intake. Additionally, the video discusses collagen supplements and their potential benefits, but emphasizes the importance of lifestyle changes before considering supplementation.

  • (00:00:00) In this section, the video explains how the decrease in collagen production in our bodies can result in worn out cartilage, joint pain, and aging skin. To naturally boost collagen production, viewers are encouraged to incorporate specific foods into their diet and avoid factors that can negatively impact collagen levels, such as a poor diet, sun exposure, smoking, and high sugar intake. Different types of collagen and their significance are also discussed, including collagen’s importance in various parts of the body such as veins, cornea, teeth, cartilage, bones, spinal discs, and the digestive tract.
  • (00:05:00) In this section, it is explained that the production of collagen decreases as we age and certain factors can accelerate the process of collagen destruction such as smoking, sun exposure, lack of sleep, excessive alcohol consumption, leading a sedentary lifestyle, and high intake of sugar and refined carbohydrates. To promote the production of collagen, individuals can maintain a balanced diet that provides essential nutrients like high-quality proteins, vitamin C, vitamin A, copper, zinc, sulfur, and vitamin E. Additionally, consuming certain foods like bell peppers, bone broth, and salmon can naturally boost collagen levels and support skin and joint health.
  • (00:10:00) In this section, the video discusses 10 foods that naturally increase collagen in the body. Red peppers, guava, acerola, and kiwi contain high amounts of vitamin C, which is essential for collagen production. Cashews, dark chocolate, sesame seeds, and other nuts are rich in zinc and copper, supporting collagen synthesis. Beans, lentils, peas, and chickpeas contain necessary amino acids and copper for collagen production. Garlic and alternative foods like broccoli and cabbage are rich in sulfur, preventing collagen breakdown. Tomatoes, leafy greens, and citrus fruits are also great sources of vitamin C. Eggs, especially egg whites, contain high levels of proline and glycine, which are essential amino acids for collagen synthesis. White meats, fish, and chicken with the skin intact are rich in collagen. Bone broth is also an excellent source of collagen for overall collagen intake in the diet.
  • (00:15:00) In this section, it is discussed that bone broth is the number one food for boosting collagen levels as it is rich in collagen in a bioavailable form which can be readily used by the body. Bone broth is also rich in various minerals and nutrients that provide remarkable benefits for cartilage. However, preparing homemade bone broth can be time-consuming, and not everyone might enjoy the taste. Collagen supplements that are made from animals and hydrolyzed collagen powder are also discussed. Some studies suggest that collagen supplements can aid in wound healing, combat skin aging, and alleviate joint pain and stiffness. However, lifestyle changes such as improving the diet, regular exercise, enough sleep, and reducing alcohol and cigarette consumption should be prioritized before considering collagen supplements.

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