If you are a skincare enthusiast, chances are that you have already heard a lot about the latest skin-plumping and moisturising super ingredient – hyaluronic acid. You may think hyaluronic acid only comes bottled as serums and creams, but did you know it is also naturally found in your body’s tissues? It is necessary for skin cell renewal, increasing its elasticity, boosting collagen production and keeping your skin plump, soft and smooth.
Of course, there are a lot of serums and creams that are enriched with hyaluronic acid, but being skincare junkies, we always go one step further. We found out that there are certain foods that are not just high in hyaluronic acid, but also help increase its production in your body so that your skin remains soft, supple and glowing. So when you go shopping next time, be sure to include these in your cart!
The veggies that contain the most amount of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid are root vegetables. Load up on vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots and lotus roots, which help your body produce hyaluronic acid.
Including bone broth in your diet is one of the best ways to get your dose of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid. Bone broth is made after slow cooking chicken, beef or any other meat for up to 24 hours so that the nutrients, including hyaluronic acid, contained in the bones are released into the broth.
Soy based foods
Soy and soy products help raise hyaluronic acid levels in your body. Simply throw some tofu in a salad, stir-fry soy chunks with a few veggies or nibble on them as a snack for a healthy and skin-loving snack.
Apart from citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruits, tomatoes and bananas also help you get your daily dose of hyaluronic acid. Eating grapefruits with breakfast and snacking on oranges and tomatoes during the day will lead to more supple and glowing skin.
If you need one more reason to eat your greens, then here it is. Leafy green vegetables help produce hyaluronic acid in the body. Additionally, foods such as avocados, nuts, fruits and seeds help increase the hyaluronic production in your body and keep your skin looking youthful.