Latinos are known to live longer than others and they have great skin! And it might just be because of the foods they eat. No other culture loves home remedies as much as Latinos because they’ve been reusing, recycling, farming, and eating organic way before it was popular. In fact some of the foods they are used to eating are great sources of collagen, which is that fancy ingredient that is found in many expensive face creams.
What Is Collagen?
Collagen is the main structural protein found in animal connective tissue, which yields gelatin when boiled. We store collagen in our muscles, bones, skin and tendons, which is what gives our skin strength and elasticity, plus it helps replace dead skin cells. As we age, our collagen production begins to slow down, which is why we get wrinkles, sagging skin, and weaker cartilage in our joints. Plus if you have a diet high in sugar, you smoke or get too much sun, this also contributes to depleting your collagen levels. These are the top things collagen does for your body:
- Improves skin and hair
- Repairs joints
- Boosts metabolism
- Strengthens teeth and nails
- Helps a leaky gut
- Reduces cellulite and stress marks