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Lean meat like chicken breasts, fish, and beans are packed with protein. While you’re digesting them, your body breaks protein down into amino acids to help build cells back up. Having plenty available will make it easier to repair and rebuild skin cells and the collagen that gives your skin structure. Try to squeeze a bit of lean protein into every meal, especially if you’re showing these signs of protein deficiency.
The pungent herb is packed with skin-protecting antioxidants called polyphenols, which help protect your skin from free radicals, the unstable molecules that break down collagen. Let chopped garlic stand for 10 to 15 minutes before adding it to a recipe to give it a chance to let its active compounds develop. Garlic and other polyphenol-rich foods are also some of the top cancer-preventing foods.