9 Foods High in Collagen

Collagen may be a nutritional buzzword these days, but if you’ve ever had homemade chicken soup or Jell-O, there’s a good chance you’ve been eating collagen for a while. (Yep, both bone marrow and gelatin contain collagen.)

What is all the buzz about? The fact that people are paying attention to it (and the supplement forms) is due to the potential benefits of collagen to support skin, hair, and joint health.

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“Collagen is a protein-based structure found primarily in bone, skin and cartilage of animal products. It’s made of amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein,” says Monique Richard, RDN, an integrative and functional dietitian nutritionist and owner of Nutrition-In-Sight in Johnson City, Tennessee.

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