Glowing Skin, Glowing Arteries: Simple and Safe Steps Now

What is collagen?

 

So what can you do?

You can make sure you get enough lysine and vitamin C every day to enjoy abundant collagen for healthy skin and hearts. The recommended amount of lysine is in the range of 2-3 grams a day. There are quite a few plant based sources of lysine. Legumes, such as peas and lentils are the best vegetarian sources of lysine. For example, 1 cup of cooked lentils contains 1,200 milligrams of lysine. Soy products, such as tofu, tempeh and soybean flour are also good options for vegetarians. One-half cup of firm tofu provides 582 milligrams of lysine. Nuts and brewer’s yeast also contain lysine. One-half cup of dry roasted almonds contains 821 milligrams of lysine.

 

Vitamin C is easy to find in plant based sources

A good goal is to get 2-3 grams (2-3,000 mg a day). Citrus fruits (orange, grapefruit, lime, and lemon) are excellent sources of vitamin C. Many non-citrus fruits are highly rated sources, as well. Papaya, strawberries, pineapple, kiwifruit, cantaloupe, and raspberries are also excellent vitamin C sources. Cranberries, blueberries, and watermelon are examples of very good sources, while apples, pears, and bananas are in the good category. Greens are excellent sources of vitamin C. Additional sources of vitamin C include summer and winter squash, green beans, and carrots. Even spices and herbs are good sources of vitamin C. I choose to add 2-3 grams a day of buffered ascorbic acid as a powder in my morning smoothie to insure I have adequate components for abundant collagen and a healthy body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author
Dr. Joel Kahn

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