Top Collagen Killers & Boosters that Affect Ageing
Throughout your life, collagen fibres constantly break down and regenerate. Unfortunately however as we age, the rate of collagen break down becomes faster than your body’s ability to produce new collagen fibres. This process is what causes signs of aging such as wrinkles, joint pain and inflammation.
However age isn’t the only factor that causes collagen breakdown. There are key collagen killers that can accelerate this process and therefore cause you to age faster.
The top collagen killers include:
Too much sugar in the diet
High cortisol caused by stress
Injuries and joint degeneration
Too much sun exposure
Vitamin C & Zinc deficiencies
A diet low in antioxidants
Lack of physical activity
Poor gut health
Free radicals & inflammation
On the flip side, there are collagen boosters that can help slow down this process and offset the collagen killers.
The top collagen boosters include:
Organic bone Broth
Vitamin C rich foods such as kiwi fruit, citrus, broccoli, capsicum and kale
Sulfur-rich foods, including garlic, onions, egg yolks and cruciferous vegetables
Antioxidant-rich herbs, spices and foods, including turmeric, rosemary, green tea, acai and goji berries
And of course collagen rich foods such as organic chicken, fish and grass-fed meat!