If you’re worried about skin and joints, you need to think about Collagen – that sticky stuff that holds us together and everything in place. It gives our skin elasticity, keeping it strong, and it helps to hold our joints together.
Collagen is a protein that’s found everywhere in the body, but as we get older, our natural collagen production slows down. That’s why we get wrinkles, saggy skin and creaky joints.
You can’t stop the ageing process, but you can do something about the other ways collagen is destroyed – like too much sun exposure (the leathery look), smoking (lines around lips) and way too much alcohol (saggy faces and joint pain).
Eggs have all the essential amino acids needed for rebuilding our body, and luckily for us, there’s also a great source of collagen in the yoke and the membrane between the shell and the white.
You can get collagen in supplements if needed, but don’t forget about the humble googie egg for boosting protein and collagen naturally in your diet.
With your health in mind,
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Catherine McCoy is the founder of the iNaturally Clinic in Canberra, an Integrative Naturopath who works with women from all walks of life who are tired, overwhelmed, anxious and stressed – women who really want to get their health back on track. By working on the goals, motivations and choices of each client (what makes them tick) and combining that with the knowledge of science and the healing power of nature, she helps them to Reboot their Health and Rebuild their Life™.