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What foods contain hyaluronic acid?

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Potatoes, sweet potatoes, meat and bananas are high in hyaluronic acid. Animal products are considered to be the best source of hyaluronic acid.

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What foods contain hyaluronic acid?
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Hyaluronic acid is essential for maintaining eye health and helps to maintain healthy connective tissue, primarily tissue found in the joints.

The amount of hyaluronic acid a person has diminishes with age. It is important to eat foods rich in this nutrient and a deficiency can lead to osteoarthritis. As with any nutritious food, it is important to get hyaluronic acid from a variety of foods.

Meat products contain hyaluronic acid in high concentrations. Unskinned animal products have the highest amounts of this nutrient and liver is also a great way to boost levels of hyaluronic acid.

Some vegetables contain more hyaluronic acid than others. Starchy vegetables like potatoes and sweet potatoes have tons of hyaluronic acid as well as other nutrients the body needs such as magnesium and potassium.

Some fruit also contains hyaluronic acid and combined with vitamin C, the body will more readily absorb the nutrient. While boosting hyaluronic levels, eating just one vitamin C-rich food per day can boost absorption. Bananas are an excellent source of hyaluronic acid and they don't cause a spike in blood sugar levels, despite their sweetness.

Soy products contain hyaluronic acid to a lesser degree. This is because they are rich in isoflavones, a substance similar to estrogen. Estrogen elevates hyaluronic levels in the body.

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