Written By Prakriti Bairoliya
In the last few years, there have been a lot of fast growing skincare ingredients but the one that has been the most popular so far is Hyaluronic acid. HA helps hydrate your skin by holding in over 1000x its weight in water.
But, applying Hyaluronic acid directly to your face is not the only way! Hyaluronic acid foods and supplements can provide you with the Hyaluronic acid your skin needs.
HA rich food are mainly found from animals sources but there are vegan/ vegetarian options as well, that can help increase HA levels in your body. HA helps increase collagen production, and even help tissues and joins lubricated.
Foods that help create Hyaluronic Acid in your body
If you’re non-vegetarian, you’re in luck!
- Bone Broth: is your best bet to get hyaluronic acid.
- Organ Meats: contain high levels of hyaluronic acid.
Wait but I’m vegetarian/vegan! What’s available for me?
Don’t worry, I’m vegetarian too! You can find a wide variety of hyaluronic acid production foods.
- Naringenin Rich foods: Grapefruit, oranges and tomatoes are some great options
- Citrus Fruits + Berries: Vitamin C is an antioxidant which enhances your hyaluronic acid levels. Oranges, Strawberries, Bananas as well as Kiwis, Avocados, Cherries, Mangoes, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, and Bell Peppers are all great options.
- Root Vegetables: Sweet Potatoes, Jicama, Lotus root, Carrots and others contain magnesium which helps maintain and support hyaluronic acid levels in the body.
- Dark Leafy Greens: Kale, Spinach and Swiss contain magnesium as well a smoothie with any dark leafy greens will help increase hyaluronic acid in your body!
- Beans: these contain vitamins and minerals including magnesium and zinc, low levels of zinc cause hyaluronic acid to decrease. Keep your zinc levels normal by consuming beans, nuts, seeds and whole grains.
- Soy: helps increase estrogen in the body which naturally promotes hyaluronic acid production.
- Hyaluronic Acid Supplements: derive from bacteria and yeasts available on the market.