1 Barnes Jewissh Hospital Plaza

Health, Nutrition

Best Collagen-Boosting Superfoods – Boost Your Skin Health!

It is good to see that people are more concerned about their skin health and appearance and the recent boom of collagen supplements on different ...

by Barbara Evans

This article was created after thorough research and has been improved with the assistance of AI technology. Furthermore, our dedicated editorial team has meticulously fact-checked and polished its content for accuracy and clarity.

It is good to see that people are more concerned about their skin health and appearance and the recent boom of collagen supplements on different social media platforms tells us that the case is quite serious too.

The food that you include in your diet indeed influences the appearance and health of your skin, and among the components that are vital for skin health, collagen comes up at the top of the list. Rather than opting for the popular dietary supplements, collagen-rich superfoods are preferred as they contain a bioavailable form of collagen that can be used by the body right away. 

Top 5 Collegen-Rich Superfood

If you are looking to include collagen-rich superfood in your diet, you have come to the right place. Here we will be discussing some of the best superfoods that can be included in your diet to improve collagen in your body and thereby boost your skin health. 

💠 Bone Broth

This is one of the most commonly used food items to increase collagen in the body. It is no wonder that the food item is the most popular as it is often regarded as the food that has the highest collagen. Bone broth can be made in your own kitchen in very few simple steps.

Bone Broth

All you have to do is simmer animal bones in water and add the spices and flavor of your choice and you will have it ready in no time. Since bones are the major ingredient in the broth, it is said to be a great source of collagen and other vital components such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and amino acids which are good for the body. 

💠 Chicken

If you are someone who has cut up this crowd’s favorite white meat, then you might be familiar with the ample amount of collagen that the meat has. Everyone’s favorite, chicken, is said to be another great source of cologne for the body.

Different studies state that chicken neck and cartilage are some of the best sources of collagen. So, if you are not a big fan of bone broth or any other superfood that we have listed, chicken is something that you can always count on – for both taste and collagen production.  

💠 Fish

With their bones and ligaments made of collagen, fishes are also a great source of collagen. 

There are different claims made by people who state that marine collagen is one of the most easily absorbed forms of collagen.

One concern with taking fish as a rich source of collagen is that the amount of connective tissue present in the edible part of the fish is less compared to other parts. But that does not mean you have to consume the less desirable parts and you can balance it by adjusting the quality of your intake. 

Fish-Rich Source Of Collagen

💠 Egg White

Not a great fan of bones, meat, or fish? Then the next best thing for you is our humble egg whites. Like the other superfood mentioned on the list above, egg whites are not a direct source of connective tissue. However, what makes egg a superfood on the list is the presence of large amounts of proline in it.

It is one of the vital components that is needed for the production of collagen in the body. The lower amount of collagen in the egg whites than the animal products can be easily balanced by the high amounts of proline in it. Also, it is an easy way for people who do not eat animal products. 

💠 Citrus Fruits And Berries

So if you are not a big fan of meat or eggs, here is the food item that you have been waiting for. Citrus fruits are one of the best sources of vitamin C and it is a substance that increases collagen the most. There are a lot of different citrus fruits that you can include in your diet like lemon, grapefruit, oranges, and limes. Along with these, popular berries like strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries are also great sources of vitamin C. They are also rich in antioxidants which protect your skin from damage. 

Along with the above-mentioned superfood, there are a few other items that you can include in your diet to boost collagen production and levels like different tropical fruits, leafy green vegetables like spinach, kale, or Swiss chard, beans, garlic, and so on. 


While there is still some confusion regarding the level of change of collagen in your skin by consuming collagen-rich food, a few recent researchers have come out with positive news, that a collagen-rich diet has improved the elasticity of the skin.

Another study has also marked a reduction in lines and wrinkles on the skin after taking collagen-rich food. With that said, taking collagen is not only beneficial for your skin but also for your joint health, muscles, and even digestion. So, don’t hesitate to include collagen-rich food in your daily diet.    

Leave a Comment

Copyright ©2024 Higgins Medical.