Collagen accounts for about ⅓ of your total body protein; found in your skin, tendons, cartilage, bones, and so much more.
Aging is great and all but it does a number on your collagen production.
When your collagen production slows down, you’ll notice your joints need some love, your flexibility is lacking, your skin has a few extra wrinkles, and your digestive system just doesn’t work like it used to.
But don’t worry, you can replenish your collagen with your daily diet!
Time To Replenish Your Collagen With These 10 Sources
Where’s the beef (and chicken)? Red meat is a great source of zinc and zinc is one of the essential ingredients for collagen production. Beef also contains non-essential amino acids (glycine, proline, hydroxyproline) that help make up collagen.
But if you’re not wanting to eat red meat all the time, no worries, chicken also has all the amino acids required to make collagen.
Every part of the egg is collagen’s best friend. Egg whites are packed with glycine and proline (necessary for collagen production) and the yolk holds an impressive amount of collagen as well.
Cooking the egg will reduce some of its collagen but it’s still enough to be beneficial. Pretty eggcellent, huh?
3. Dark Leafy Greens
Tall, dark, and leafy greens (kale, spinach, swiss chard) + collagen = match made in heaven. This is all thanks to Vitamin C helping the body produce collagen and chlorophyll increasing procollagen (helping to produce collagen, too).
4. Fish (Keep the Skin)
If your goal is to eat an excellent source of collagen, then fish WITH the skin is a great and healthy option. A lot of the collagen found in fish is found in the skin but the highest amount is actually found in the head, scales, or eyeballs. Sounds tasty!
To-may-toe, to-MA-toe, however, you prefer to say it, we can all agree on one thing, the fact that it’s another hidden source of collagen. Packed with Vitamin C (for collagen production) and lycopene (an antioxidant that helps protect skin from sun damage). Sun-dried tomatoes contain the highest Vitamin C!
6. Red Bell Peppers
Take everything you just read about tomatoes and repeat it for red bell peppers! One cup of chopped red bell peppers is said to contain 190 milligrams of Vitamin C (that’s 3x more than an orange). And collagen loves Vitamin C!
7. Bone Broth
Ready to simmer animal bones in water? Bone broth is a well-known source of collagen. Bones contain nutrients like calcium, glucosamine, amino acids, collagen, and much more! The number of nutrients you get all depends on the bones, so make sure you get them from a reputable butcher.
Why berries for collagen? They are tasty, easy to snack on, and come packed with antioxidants and Vitamin C. What do those things do? They protect your skin from damage, which is a major culprit when it comes to collagen depletion.
9. Citrus Fruits
When you think of Vitamin C, do you automatically imagine a citrus fruit? Oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes are full of it (Vitamin C that is). You can add lemons or limes to your daily drinks and start your day with grapefruit.
Do you feel like this one came out of nowhere? We agree. Oysters are known to have a high amount of copper (an essential mineral) and copper helps our bodies build collagen!
Our Favorite Source of Collagen
We can’t avoid getting older but we CAN do it gracefully.
People often accept getting older with the fact that they will lose all the elasticity in their skin, their joints will wear down, and they will have more digestive issues. And the thing is, all of those things will happen in one form or another BUT the extent of those issues can be helped by replenishing your body’s collagen.
Our Multi-Collagen Protein was created so you can seamlessly add it to your daily routine.
We’ve included types I, II, III, V, and X of collagen in the form of an unflavored powder. Add it to your morning smoothie (with a few of the fruits listed above) and start your day off with a collagen boost.
How will collagen help you? Your joints, skin, hair, nails, and immune system will all benefit.*
Yes, thank you!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.