This sweet orange fruit is high in vitamin A, a building block of collagen. Enjoy them raw or dried.
This legume contains many of the components that support collagen production – protein, vitamins C and A, zinc and thiamine. “Thiamine is a vitamin that’s very important for collagen production because it helps break down protein,” says Mills. The B-vitamin also aids in skin revitalisation and wound healing. Snack your way to healthier skin by keeping chickpea hummus on hand.
Bones and cartilage from animals like chicken or cows are a goldmine of both protein and natural collagen. Look for brands that use as few ingredients as possible and specify which parts of the animal is used, such as the knuckle or knee joints.
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