What is Collagen and Why it is Important?

What is Collagen?

Collagen is important for the body and its found in abundance in the body. It is required for the good health and structure of bones, ligaments, tendons, skin, and muscles. Different parts of our body such as teeth and blood vessels contain collagen.

Purpose of Collagen:

There are 16 types of collagen in the body. Each has its own distinct function.

How to Increase Collagen Production?

Here are some nutrients which can increase collagen production. Foods that contain these nutrients can boost collagen production.

  • Proline
  • Glycine
  • Copper
  • Protein

Mistakes That Damage Collagen:

Here are some mistakes that damage your collagen and collagen production in the body. Try to avoid them as much as you could.

  • Too much sun exposure
  • Sugary foods
  • Smoking

Food Sources of Collagen:

Animal foods are the best source of collagen. Animal bones, meat, and skin contain larger amounts of collagen.

Benefits of Collagen:

Collagen is beneficial for the body in many ways. Here are some of them.

  • Prevent bone diseases
  • Keep bones healthy and denser
  • Prevent erosion of teeth
  • Give long and shiny hairs
  • Give bright and quality nails
  • Increase skin elasticity

Conclusion:

Collagen is good for the health of the overall body. But too much consumption may have adverse effects.

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Anna Smith

Anna Smith

My name is Anna. Friends call me Annie. I’m a writer by profession and foodie for love. I will share my thoughts on foods their benefits and side effects.