Collagen is an important protein in the body because it connects the muscles, skin and digestive tract and also provides the stability required.
Vegetarian collagen usually come from fish scales and skin and also cow hide. vegetarian can also get collagen from plant based sources such as;
It’s important because it helps in production of collagen in the body, and some of the foods that are rich glycine are such as; sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, spirulina, watercress, spinach and beans.
Zinc is also another source of collagen for vegetarian and its main purpose is to protect the skin from UV ray that lead to wearing out of collagen.
Some of foods that are rich in zinc include; cashews, oats, beans, legumes, wholegrain and pumpkin seeds.
Other foods that also help in production of collagen are fruits and leafy vegetables.