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Gelatin
Gelatin (like this or this) is a great way to prevent stretch marks. Collagen formation is essential in improving your skins elasticity. In order to increase your skins collagen formation you can eat gelatin to get more collagen through your diet. Another name for collagen…you guessed it Gelatin. Today our diets are severely lacking in gelatin. So how would one go about getting more gelatin in their diet.

Make bone broth. You can drink it plain every morning. Use it to make gravies, soups, sauces, and casseroles. Use it to boil your rice in. It gives it great flavor. You can also use a gelatin powder. This one you can add to drinks and it doesn’t gel. This one you can use to thicken or gel foods. It can be used to make great fruit gummies or jello.

Gelatin doesn’t just help improve skin elasticity it also has numerous other benefits including: improved wound healing, improved sleep, improve insulin sensitivity, fight free radical damage, promote digestive health and reduce gut inflammation, and reduced joint pain.

Gelatin
Gelatin (like this or this) is a great way to prevent stretch marks. Collagen formation is essential in improving your skins elasticity. In order to increase your skins collagen formation you can eat gelatin to get more collagen through your diet. Another name for collagen…you guessed it Gelatin. Today our diets are severely lacking in gelatin. So how would one go about getting more gelatin in their diet.

Make bone broth. You can drink it plain every morning. Use it to make gravies, soups, sauces, and casseroles. Use it to boil your rice in. It gives it great flavor. You can also use a gelatin powder. This one you can add to drinks and it doesn’t gel. This one you can use to thicken or gel foods. It can be used to make great fruit gummies or jello.

Gelatin doesn’t just help improve skin elasticity it also has numerous other benefits including: improved wound healing, improved sleep, improve insulin sensitivity, fight free radical damage, promote digestive health and reduce gut inflammation, and reduced joint pain.

Coconut Oil
I used a coconut oil lotion with my first pregnancy to keep my belly moist. Coconut oil‘s ability to nourish the skin has been known (especially in the tropics) for centuries. Coconut oil is full of saturated fatty acids which consists primarily of medium chain fatty acids. These types of fatty acids are not easily oxidized, and because of this do not cause harmful free radical damage. Polyunsaturated fatty acids on the other hand are easily oxidized and are therefore more likely to cause free radical damage to the skin. This is not only true for the oils we put on our skin but also the oils we consume. One of the reasons we have so many skin problems (among others) in the U.S. is because we have switched our dietary oils. Our ancestors primarily consumed saturated fats but the majority of people today consume mostly polyunsaturated fats and trans fats.

Vitamin C
The body uses Vitamin C to form collagen and cartilage. Vitamin C is also highly effective in reducing free radical damage. Free radicals consume collagen and elastin. It is best to get Vitamin C from a natural food source instead of a supplement. Foods high in vitamin C include red and green bell peppers, guava, kale, parsley greens, turnips, and broccoli.