5 superfoods to boost your skin's hyaluronic acid levels

From the age of 20, our skin gradually produces less hyaluronic acid. So it's important to eat foods that naturally contain it, if you want to keep your skin supple and hydrated. Here are the best ones to put on your shopping list!

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Spices

Turmeric, saffron and herbs including parsley and coriander help our skin to produce hyaluronic acid, whilst also boosting our immune system. What's more, their delicious flavours mean we can cut back on salt, which is known to cause water retention and hypertension. Not a bad idea, eh?
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Kiwis

Rich in vitamin C, kiwis also have a high hyaluronic acid content. Kiwis for breakfast will give you energy and hydrate your body - perfect if you're watching your waistline!
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Turkey

A lean, white meat, turkey is great for dieters or those of us trying to reduce our cholesterol levels. Even better, it boosts collagen and hyaluronic acid production. It helps our bodies to heal and reinforces our cutaneous tissues. Good reasons to eat it on regular basis. Although try not to go overboard at Christmas!
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Peppers

Whether eaten raw, grilled or stir-fried, red, green and yellow peppers are bursting with vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, K and hyaluronic acid. Being packed with antioxidants, they protect our skin from free radicals responsible for cell ageing. A healthy, colourful addition to your plate!
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Cod liver oil

Nowadays, we don't need to swig it from a bottle - supplements are easy to find! It tastes foul but contains very high levels of hyaluronic acid and vitamin A - two active ingredients that slow down skin ageing by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and helping cell renewal. Cod liver oil well deserves its place on the superfood podium!
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