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Foods to Eat to Boost Collagen

Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in our body. It makes up a huge portion of our connective tissues. Our body constantly makes collagen to maintain structure, provide support, and repair damaged tissues. However, the amount decreases over time.  

Aside from taking collagen from supplements, what else can we do?

Eat collagen-rich foods. 


It is made up of amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. Therefore, there’s no better way to get some collagens but from protein. 


You might have noticed that a lot of collagens supplement derive their collagen from fish. This is because they say that marine collagen is easy to absorb. 


If you try slicing up a chicken, you will notice that it does have a lot of connective tissues. They say that this makes the chicken a rich source of collagen. 

Egg Whites

Egg whites do not have connective tissues but they contain amino acids such as lysine and proline. 

Green Leafy Vegetables

Vegetables are known for their antioxidant properties that help in the formation of collagens and elastin in the skin. Plus, it can help prevent free radicals from breaking down your collagen. 

Berries & Citrus Fruits

Vitamin C is a precursor for collagen formation and it can protect the skin from damage induced by UV radiation. 

Also Read: What is hyaluronic acid and why is it so popular?

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About the Author: Dr. Elli Reyes is a specialist of Aesthetic Medicine from the Philippines. With over four years of specialized training, her aesthetic practice has involved a variety of skin treatments involving Botox, fillers, and the like. As a licensed physician, she has been engaged by multiple clinics and is regularly interviewed by the local media as an expert in the science of the skin. Her research and writings to date have centered on nutrition, functional health, and general beauty.

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