6 Foods That Are Great Sources of Hyaluronic Acid

You already know that certain food can affect the overall look of the skin. You may try them as well, foods that are enriched with vitamins E, and A, and high in antioxidants. However, there is also another nutrient that can be found in certain foods that is great for the skin. That is hyaluronic acid. Although it naturally occurs in our bodies, with age it can diminish. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for moisture, cell turnout, and collagen production. Moreover, it prevents wrinkles and fine lines from appearing. 

There are multiple ways you can apply hyaluronic acid. Some people choose fillers, while others do it topically with their skincare products. Let’s see how you can boost hyaluronic acid by eating certain foods. 

Soy Products 

  • Tofu
  • Soy milk
  • Soy yogurt
  • Tofu
  • Tempeh
  • Edamame

Soy-based foods can increase the production of hyaluronic acid in the body. Including foods like tofu or edamame and throwing them into your daily salads of meals will do only good. Not for the skin only. The great thing about these soy products is that they are rich sources of plant-based proteins, full of vitamins, and will be filling your stomach as well. 

Starchy Root Veggies

  • Potatoes
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Turnips
  • Carrots
  • Jicama

Certain research shows that root vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes, and carrots can actually increase hyaluronic acid production. At the same time, all these foods are sources of potassium, fiber, and vitamins B6, A, and E. 

Leafy Greens

  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Microgreens

Leafy greens are rich sources of magnesium. It is a necessary catalyst so hyaluronic acid can be produced in our bodies. So, if you are searching for ways to make your skin more radiant and glowy, make sure to include spinach, kale, and microgreens into your daily diet. Mixing these ingredients with avocado and edamame will ensure the right amount of magnesium that your body needs. 

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Citrus Fruits

  • Oranges
  • Lemons
  • Grapefruits

Citruses contain naringenin, a nutrient that prevents the breakdown of hyaluronic acid. Alongside oranges, lemons, grapefruit, bananas and tomatoes are known for containing naringenin as well. These citrus fruits are great for glowy skin and radiant no-makeup makeup looks. 

Bone Broths

  • Chicken Bone Broth 

The only way you can really get hyaluronic acid is by eating bone broths. By using animal products like chicken combs or cartilage you will ensure the direct sources of hyaluronic acid. The broth is simmered in water so it leaches nutrients and hyaluronic acid from the bones into the water. 

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Seeds and Nuts

  • Brazil nuts
  • Chia seeds
  • Cashew nuts
  • Almonds
  • Pumpkin seeds

Similar to leafy greens, nuts, and seeds are enriched with magnesium. Moreover, they help the production of hyaluronic acid. In return, you get a natural glow and well-nurtured skin. Brazil nuts, chia seeds, and cashew nuts are the ones that are packed with the most magnesium, so start with them. Best part? They are a great snack that you can also bring on the go. 

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