We talk a lot about collagen over here at LonoLife. As one of the body’s most abundant proteins, it helps everything from your skin, hair, and nails to your joints, gut, and muscles. As we age, the amount of collagen our body produces drops significantly. In fact, that process begins after just 20 years old, which is why it’s so widely recommended to add collagen into your diet.
But how do you do that? And what’s the best way to consume collagen on a daily basis? We have the answers! Here are 5 tasty and nutritious ways to include collagen as part of your daily routine.
1) DRINK BONE BROTH
Because bone broth draws collagen out of beef and chicken bones, it is packed full of collagen. So, any time you consume bone broth, you are adding collagen into your diet. Whether you like to make yourself a steaming cup of Thai Curry Beef Bone Broth or add some of our Chicken Bone Broth to your home made soup, you’ll be getting a dose of collagen (along with some other incredible wellness-boosting goodies such as vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.)
2) EAT YOUR GREENS
Just like mom said, you should always eat your greens! Here’s one more reason to keep chomping down on a regular serving of kale, spinach, and Swiss chard: they come loaded with antioxidants that protect against the free radicals that break down collagen. Now, go eat that mixed salad!
3) CONSUME MORE GARLIC
Garlic plays its own role in collagen production by helping to rebuild damaged collagen. It does this thanks to its lipoic acid and taurine content. It’s also a high sulfur food which contributes to collagen production. It’s time to spice up your salads, stir fries, and dressings with a little garlic, our friends.
4) ADD COLLAGEN PEPTIDES TO YOUR MORNING SMOOTHIE
Ok, we know you drink smoothies for lunch too, but this is a great way to add collagen peptides — or hydrolyzed collagen — to your routine. Because collagen peptides are essentially tasteless and mix so well with hot or cold liquids, it’s easy to boost your intake by adding some to a smoothie. Try LonoLife Unflavored Collagen Peptides for a taste-free boost of this wonder supplement, or add some flavor with our Coconut Pineapple Collagen Peptides. Better still, try our sample pack and try out all our different flavors to find your favorite!
Here’s one of our favorite collagen packed smoothie recipes: Chocolate Collagen Mint Chip Smoothie.
5) BAKE WITH IT
Again, because collagen peptides mix effortlessly into whatever it is you are making, you can add some in to just about any recipe. Think muffins, soup, drinks, and cupcakes. Why not try one of these collagen rich recipes at home?: