Tuesday, March 28

Boost Your Collagen the Natural (and Cheap) Way With These Collagen-Rich Foods

Collagen is found in all sorts of pills, powders, liquids and gummies, all of which offer the promise of better skin and nails and an eternally youthful look. This popular supplement also has other purported health perks, including gut health benefits. 

But should you buy into the hype? Supplements aren’t exactly cheap, and collagen is no exception. Luckily for your wallet, it’s actually better to get collagen from the foods you eat rather than popping a pill. Below, we’ll help you understand what collagen actually is and the role it plays in your body — so you can make the best nutrition decisions for you.

What is collagen and what does it do?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, and therefore, fairly important in maintaining your body’s functions. Registered dietitian and nutritionist Tony Castillo explains that the best way to think about collagen is “as a glue to hold things together.”

Read more at CNET via MSN