healthy or hype

The Benefits of Collagen Featuring Vital Proteins

Collagen that you drink? I had the same reaction at first. Until I realized that there were real benefits to consuming collagen. In fact, collagen used to be a staple in our ancestor's diets! 

What's so great about it? 

Collagen contains vital nutrients that are the building blocks of our hair, skin, nails, bones and joints.  

Collagen can protecting soft tissues from degrading in athletes and therefore help to prevent injury. 

Collagen may help to increase bone mass. 

Collagen also helps to improve skin elasticity. 

Why am I so crazy about it? 

The Collagen Peptides from Vital Proteins have truly become one of my favorite parts of eating breakfast. They are simply grass-fed, pasture raised bovine hide collagen peptides. Nothing artificial about them! They also are a very fine powdery texture that blends seamlessly into anything and they have no taste! They also pack a whooping 18g of protein per serving. 

I typically enjoy mine at breakfast mixed into coconut yogurt and topped with granola and fruit.

Healthy... or Hype? Dairy Edition

 

In today’s Healthy or Hype episode we’re talking about dairy.

The first thing I want to mention is that Dairy is probably the most controversial food group amongst nutrition professionals. There are very strong opinions on both sides, so keep that in mind. I also want to clarify that I’m going to be talking about conventional dairy, not raw dairy. Also, we’re not going to be discussing obvious unhealthy foods like ice cream or cheesecake. Butter is also it’s own topic, because the body doesn’t usually process it the same as milk and cheese. So, we’re going to be referring to the “healthy” forms of dairy like milk, cheese, cultured yogurts, etc.