If you're a devoted reader, you've heard us talk about collagen and how great it is for you. Today I'm going to share how you can include collagen in your morning routine!
Coffee is my personal vice, I think a lot of us can relate with that! It's a morning routine that most people won't break, so it's the perfect opportunity to get an extra source of protein for the day.
A simple, tasteless addition is collagen! It adds 20 grams of protein to your cup of coffee. I also add 1 tbs of coconut oil, so you get almost a perfect meal of protein and fat! Getting that protein in helps prevent blood sugar spikes and hard energy crashes.
The beauty of collagen is it helps support the elasticity and regeneration of your joints, cartilage, skin and hair. I have had many patients say their chronic joint pain went away once they added collagen to their daily routine. It is touted as anti-aging because it greatly supports the skins elasticity and keeps it youthful because as we age the production of collagen goes down which results in fine lines, wrinkles, joint pain, etc.
Collagen can also help you get a deeper sleep because of the individual amino acids and all the protein keeps your blood sugar stable. If your blood sugar crashes in the middle of the night your body naturally wakes you up. Taking the collagen before bed can prevent that from happening and help you sleep soundly through the night.
You can put it in warm or cold drinks and it's great in smoothies to get extra protein! It really is tasteless! I was putting it in my husband's coffee for the longest time without him knowing! It's a great way to help kids get enough protein.
If you want to use it for sleep put 2 scoops in calming tea before you go to bed. We highly, highly recommend it at our office! Add in 2 scoops a day and I think you will be pleasantly surprised!
**The brand we carry is Vital Proteins. It is made from a superior quality of grass-fed beef.