What Foods Contain Hyaluronic Acid?

What Foods Contain Hyaluronic Acid?

More and more beauty services offer youth rejuvenating surgery. But if needles and anaesthetics aren’t for you, there is always the long-haul grind of going the natural route. Having a balanced diet can improve your skin’s health through the secret ingredient of Hyaluronic acid. Don’t be afraid of the ‘acid’ in its name. It’s a naturally occurring carbohydrate found in the body that provides moisture and firmness to the skin. The reason why the wear and tear of wrinkles develop in our bodies is that as time goes by, we lose a significant amount of natural hyaluronic acid in our skin once we’re over 40.

Certain foods are rich with Hyaluronic acid which are not just good for keeping us healthy but also for helping us age well into our 50s. Here are a few food groups that contain Hyaluronic acid to add to your diet.

Taking in more Soy

Including foods that have high levels of estrogen can help the body in the production of Hyaluronic acid. A dash of tofu, edamame in your salads and stir-fry mixes, or to have on their own as a healthy snack can help you in your Hyaluronic acid production. Not only do they assist in the creation of the acid, but they also contain plant-based proteins that are an excellent supplementary next to taking in lean meats.

Root vegetables

Root vegetables such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, and other tube-family vegetables are great for producing Hyaluronic acid in the body. As they are mainly carbohydrates, they are good alternatives to staple foods such as bread and rice. Since they contain potassium and fibres, their inclusion in your diet list is an excellent alternative to getting natural vitamins and minerals.

Leafy vegetables

Leafy vegetables, on the other hand, contain magnesium, which is another catalyst that helps in the production of the hyaluronic acid in the body. Alternatives to leafy vegetables include avocado, nuts, and seeds. Since they can most definitely fit in your salad regimen, they can also be juiced to put a little bit of diversity in your meal planning.

Besides these food groups, you may also take to inject hyaluronic acid as a dermal filler which adds volume to your face. Other people choose to add a topical treatment which might not have lasting effects but works great as a temporary moisturiser. There is a wide variety of ways for hyaluronic acid to be used to help the body fight ageing, all without the need for intensive surgery.

Dr. Chia Tan
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