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Unveiling сollagen-rich foods: Fact or fiction

Unveiling сollagen-rich foods: Fact or fiction Products with collagen useful (photo: freepik.com)

"Many products containing collagen are available. Collagen is essential for maintaining the health of our skin, joints, and muscles", as highlighted by nutritionist Olga Bezugla on Instagram.

According to the specialist, many products contain collagen. Some products contribute to the production of collagen in the body. Such products include:

  • Fish
  • Clams
  • Meat
  • Oranges
  • Kiwi
  • Paprika
  • Eggs
  • Whole grains
  • Bone broth
  • Jelly
  • Offal - liver, heart, and kidneys
  • Meat
  • Aspic

However, will such products be able to provide a sufficient amount of collagen for the health of the whole body and those organs that need it?

"Today, there is still a lack of research that would show that the consumption of collagen can directly benefit the health of the skin or joints," explains Olga Bezugla.

She added that during digestion in the stomach, collagen is split into amino acids, which are then distributed to where the body needs protein the most, and it is impossible to direct it in only one direction: to the skin, for example.

"Nevertheless, for the health of the skin, joints, muscles, and ligaments, it is worth taking care of the presence of these products in your balanced diet," the nutritionist notes.

Earlier, we mentioned which vitamins are very important for a woman's health.

And it was also discussed what other products naturally increase the production of collagen.