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Written by Navneet Kaur, M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics


Top Collagen Rich Foods For Your Skin, Hair & Joints

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It is present in connective tissue like tendons and ligaments and provides tightness and elasticity to our skin. Let's review some foods to boost collagen naturally.


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Citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, and grapefruits are rich in vitamin C, essential for collagen synthesis.

1. Citrus fruits

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Berries like raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries promote collagen synthesis owing to their high vitamin C content.

2. Berries

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Chicken is a good source of collagen, especially for strengthening joints and connective tissues.

3. Chicken

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Bone broth is made of bones and connective tissue. It contains nutrients like calcium, magnesium, collagen, glucosamine, chondroitin, and amino acids.

4. Bone broth

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Fish has the potential to increase the body's collagen naturally and is superb for our skin, bone, muscle, nails, hair, and blood vessel health.

5. Fish

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Leafy vegetables contain chlorophyll which may increase the precursor to collagen in the skin, as per some studies.

6. Green leafy vegetables

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They are protein-rich and provide the necessary amino acids for collagen synthesis.

7. Beans

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