The Health Benefits of Collagen Supplementation

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Time to answer a question that comes up all the time – should you supplement with collagen?  While the answer varies from case to case, I would say 95% of the time the answer is YES!

Unless you eat a ton of bone broth and like to chew on animals bones, my guess is that you don’t get enough collagen in your diet to see all the benefits of collagen.

The human body starts to loose collagen at around the age of 25.  The easiest way to add this important protein to your body is to supplement.  Supplementing with Collagen can result in

  • Younger, Firmer Skin
  • Improved Joint Health
  • Improved Digestion
  • Strong Muscles
  • A Boost in Metabolism
  • Healthy Brain Function
  • Better Sleep

Most often collagen supplements (such as the Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen)  are in a powdered form.  You can mix them into any liquid with little or no added taste or texture.   The great thing about Hydrolyzed Collagen as compared to Gelatin is that it will mix and fully dissolve in cold liquids.  This makes it so easy to get collagen into your diet.

Here is one recipe that I make daily:

Healthy Smoothie

 

Not into the whole smoothie thing?

Here are other ways you can add Collagen to your daily diet:

  • Mix into water
  • Add to coffee
  • Add to tea
  • Add to soup
  • Add to baked goods

 

Supplementing with Collagen can help keep you feeling young and healthy as the years fly by.

 

Is There Such A Thing As Yummy Protein Shakes For Kids?

My kids are about ready to give up on protein shakes.  I have tried giving them the whey protein and soy protein shakes – but they just hate the taste of them.  It is not just the taste. it is the texture of those protein smoothies – just feels like sand.

A Better Way to Make Protein Shakes For Kids?

Just when I was ready to give up. my son comes up to me with the iPad and says – “Daddy Can We Make This?”  I figured it was some Lego thing, but then he handed me the iPad and I was stunned.  It was this video on how to make protein shakes for kids

Can you believe that?  I had given up hope of finding a great tasting protein shake recipe for kids, but my kids actually found that video.  We gave the recipe a try, after buying the Perfect Plant Protein, and it was really good.  It basically taste like Mango and Yogurt with a vanilla flavor.  The Organic Plant Based protein adds protein, but the taste is not overpowering and the shake is still something that kids will love.

Our Search For More Protein Shake Recipes Continue

After our success with the Mango Lassi, we decided that we should keep searching for more protein shake recipes.  I am really liking this site, it has lots of protein shake recipes and is funny as well.  You can always go to YouTube and do a search for “protein shakes for kids” and you will find a number of good videos with complete recipes.  We are going to spend the weekend trying out a number of different protein shake recipes for kids and we will report back on which protein shakes the kids loved the most.

Thanks for reading and if you have any good resources for protein shake recipes, please leave them in the comments.

 

New Video Series Features Homemade Protein Shakes

I have been on a kick to get more healthy.  Yes, I am trying to exercise, but I feel the biggest way I can improve my health is to change my diet.  I am looking to get more protein, greens and fruits into my diet.  I have looked at the research and it is clear that a diet high in veggies and plant protein is more healthy.

Homemade Protein Shakes That Don’t Suck?

So how do you get more veggies and protein into your diet?  One popular idea is to have a Green Smoothie or some type of homemade protein shakes.  The only problem is – every time I try to make a green smoothie protein shake it tastes terrible.

I turned to Google in my quest to find a green smoothie that was packed with nutrients and still tasted okay.  After a few hours of searching I stumbled upto this homemade protein shake recipe

Perfect Plant Protein?

I was intrigued by this recipe as I love Pina Coladas and the idea of a green Pina Colada sounded perfect.  I ordered the Perfect Plant Protein the recommend and I have to say the protein shake was terrific.  No, not as sweet as a Pina Colada, but still very enjoyable and about 1,000 times more healthy.

I have emailed them and asked for some more homemade protein shakes, I’ll let you know when I hear back!

 

Protein Shakes For Women

There is no shortage of information online about protein and various recipes for protein shakes.  The problem is, most of what I have seen is geared toward men who are into bodybuilding and looking to bulk up and build muscles.  I am looking for protein shakes for women and that is much more difficult to find.

What Makes a Protein Shake Good For Women

There are a number of factors women must consider when deciding what are the best ingredients for a protein shake.  While many men do not have a problem with Soy protein, I know plenty of women who try to avoid soy because of its health risks.  There is still great debate on the health risks of soy, and it would take a whole different article to explain it, but for now, many women err on the side of caution.

The other popular ingredient in a protein shake for men is whey protein.  I try to avoid lactose and I know plenty of women who have the same issue.  So, what ingredients are good in a protein shake for women?

Hemp protein is a must.  It is packed with nutrients and seems to have no negatives.  Rice protein is another popular ingredient in women’s protein shakes.  You just want to see lab tests to make sure the rice protein is not high in arsenic.

Mushrooms, The Surprise Ingredient in Protein Shakes

Here is one most women don’t know about – Mushrooms for protein!  Mushrooms have so many health benefits, I always try to work them into any shake that I make.

I know what all the ladies out there are asking now…How can I get a protein shake with all these ingredients.  You can of course buy Rice Protein, Hemp Protein and various mushrooms and make your own homemade shake.  I tend to get a little lazy and go with the 100% Organic Perfect Plant Protein – check it out, it has everything you need to make the Perfect protein shake for women.