9 foods high in collagen

Collagen may be a big food word these days, but if you’ve ever had homemade chicken soup or Jell-O, chances are you’ve been consuming collagen for a while. (Yes, there is collagen in both bone broth and gelatin.)

What is all the buzz about? It’s the fact that people are paying attention to it (and to the supplements) because of collagen’s potential benefits in supporting skin, hair and joint health.

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“Collagen is a protein-based structure that is mainly found in the bones, skin and cartilage of animal products. It’s made of amino acids, 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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