Foods that can increase production of hyaluronic acid

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No, no its not hydrochloric acid! It is Hyaluronic acid. Sounds very similar but are poles apart when it comes to human benefit. The former, as we all know is not at all human friendly whereas the latter is extremely beneficial to human body.

Hyaluronic acid or also known as hyaluronan, is a naturally occurring compound in human body. It is equally important as other nutrients like protein, healthy fats, and all the vitamins required for smooth functioning of the complex body system. This acid is vital especially to your skin, eyes and joint friction. It keeps your skin healthy, eyes well lubricated and helps to reduce joint friction so that they function smoothly.

While your body produces Hyaluronic acid naturally, it can be taken into the body from an external source too just like protein or vitamin capsules. One can opt for injecting the acid through hyaluronic acid filler, applying topically is other way too.

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But, the best way to increase the production is turning to real foods. Yes, your fruits and vegetables are your best friends when it comes to hyaluronic acid content or help in production.

Here are some of the foods you can bite.

Bone broth
Perhaps the best route to take to increase production of this acid. Made from animal bones simmered in water for over 24 hours, the nutrients including hyaluronic acid gets soaked into the water from the bones making it a healthy and powerful source. It helps to increase collagen levels, reduce inflammation and reduce joint paints.

Soy foods
Some may stay away from this product because of its interference in hormonal levels in body. But, foods like edamame beans, tofu, and soy chunks are an excellent way to increase the production of this acid. The isoflavones in soy increase estrogen levels which in turn promote production of hyaluronic acid.

Starchy/root vegetables
Your potatoes and sweet potatoes fall under this category of vegetables that are a good way to increase hyaluronic acid production. Great news! These also have a great amount of potassium, fiber, and vitamins like B6, A and C that are of vital importance to the body.

Citrus fruits
Control your sweet tooth now as fruits like oranges, tomatoes (yes, tomato is not a vegetable but fruit), grapefruit that are high in vitamin C, contain naringenin that helps to breakdown this acid in the body. Fruits other than citrus like bananas, avocados, cherries and mangoes which are high in magnesium are also a good source of hyaluronic acid.

Leafy greens
Yes that’s right! Green leafy vegetables that you hated since childhood comes to your rescue here. Kale, spinach, and Swiss chard are great way to boost that acid production in body. Magnesium, a key component in leafy vegetables, is responsible for hyaluronic acid production in the body.

Dark chocolate
Yay! Finally a big smile on your face. Yes, you read that right. Dark chocolate is another good, if not great, source of producing hyaluronic acid in the body, thanks to its magnesium. So go on, munch!