Firm, taught, healthy skin contains an abundant amount of collagen and elasticity. Whether it is due to age, poor diet, or losing excess weight, skin may lose its elasticity causing certain areas of your body to unfortunately sag. Elastin and collagen make your skin youthful, supple, and full and wouldn’t you know it, there are certain foods which offer these vitamin rich nutrients that help retain shape and fullness of one’s skin. Yup, you heard me right, food! Healthy eating can truly help to minimize loose skin.
When you eat whole, unprocessed foods, they contain antioxidants that defend your body against damaging free radicals. Two of the main culprits that result in loss of elastin and collagen are those damaging free radicals from processed foods and the result of losing weight. Eating such foods as fruit and vegetables offer an ample amount of antioxidants through the nutrients and vitamins that are provided specifically known as carotenoids. Foods that are yellow-orange, reddish, or dark green contain carotenoids which help to give that plump, tight richness to your skin.
Foods that contain carotenoids and help with collagen production can be found in:
- Vitamin C Foods such as citrus fruit and dark, leafy green vegetables
- Foods Containing Zinc which can be found in oysters or nuts
If you would like to try and minimize that pesky lose skin, you should try to incorporate the following foods into your diet:
- Brussel Sprouts
- Bell Peppers
- Egg Whites
By simply tweaking your diet to include more fruits and vegetables will help to restore damaged collagen due to the vitamin rich nutrients provided which contain antioxidants and carotenoids that allow your body to defend against ageing and sagging skin. Protein packed foods can also be loaded with antioxidants and should be incorporated into every meal alongside those fruits and vegetables. Eliminating processed foods filled with sugars and sodium can be the start your skin needs to get that fullness and tightness back.