Stretch Marks Can be Prevented Naturally by Eating the Right Foods


Promote Collagen Production Through Proper Nutrition

While declined collagen production is a natural part of aging, you may be able to encourage your body’s continued production of collagen by eating foods that are rich in amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. Ensuring that your diet consists of the following foods regularly may increase your body’s production of collagen and significantly reduce your chances of developing stretch marks:

Lean Proteins: Vegetables: Fruits:
·         Salmon·         Tuna

·         Tofu

·         Beans

·         Egg whites

·         Peanuts

·         Oysters

·         Chicken

·         Turkey

·         Lentils

·         Broccoli·         Spinach

·         Kale greens

·         Brussel sprouts

·         Carrots

·         Garlic

·         Red peppers

·         Edamame

·         Beets

·         Green beans

·         Cherries·         Blueberries

·         Raspberries

·         Blackberries

·         Tomatoes

·         Oranges

·         Lemons

·         Limes

·         Grapefruit

·         Avocados


Drinking the recommended amount of water daily will also help you prevent stretch marks by keeping your skin hydrated. Doctors recommend drinking at least 8 cups of water each day. If you struggle with drinking the proper amount of water or have a hard time keeping track of how much water you drink in a day, consider filling a two-liter bottle with water each night to ensure you have an indicator of your progress toward your water goal the next day.


Collagen is a protein. When you consume too much sugar, the excess sugar in your blood will attach to the protein in your body and will damage it. In order to prevent damage to your collagen fibers, make sure you aren’t eating too much sugar too frequently over long periods of time.

Doctor’s Approval

Remember to check with your doctor before making drastic changes in your diet in order to ensure that the changes you’re making are healthy and appropriate for your specific health conditions and dietary needs.

Alternative Methods of Stretch Mark Prevention

If catering your diet to prevent stretch marks isn’t something you’re willing to commit to, there are other ways of preventing stretch marks. Many stretch mark prevention lotions and creams are available. When applied regularly, these creams will soften skin and encourage continued elasticity.


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