For the last few months I have been fasting 2-3 days a week. I do a partial fast. My last meal will be at 7pm and I won't eat until 12noon the following day. It gives my digestive system a little break.
I do this on the days that I train in the morning because I am busy running after my daughter to get her ready for nursery and then I am off to the gym for weight training and some cardio. No time to stop and snack!
I need coffee and because I train hard, I need the protein. So, I always have a Bulletproof Coffee before my session (see our blog post on my Ultimate Bulletproof Coffee) and add a scoop of collagen protein.
I have used protein powders for years and I was a tad dubious about adding a scoop of Planet Paleo Pure Collagen to my coffee, wouldn't it affect the taste and texture? Make it thick? But no, collagen powder does not do that in the slightest.
The great thing about Planet Paleo Pure Collagen is that because it's not flavoured, when you add it to liquid (and that includes water) it completely disappears.
Why do I take collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is found in skin, bones, teeth, cartilage, eyes, muscles, blood vessels, lungs, lining of your organs and digestive tract (!).
Studies have shown that our body still produce collagen but past the age of 25 this begins to decline and this is when supplementation becomes primordial to help restore collagen levels. Collagen is important for skin elasticity and a supplement can help nourish the skin and combat the effects of aging.
Adding collagen protein to your diet is so easy, you can even add it to water, and you are guaranteed a clean, gluten free, dairy free source of absorbable gelatin (collagen powder is simply hydrolysed gelatin by the way).Myself, alongside many health and beauty online bloggers agree, adding a collagen supplement to your diet is incredibly beneficial for overall health and wellness and I can honestly say that Planet Paleo Pure Collagen is now a staple in my diet and I hope you give it a try and I am sure you will be hooked
And FYI, Planet Paleo also has some other formulations:
- Active Collagen - Contains Pasture-raised beef collagen, Curcumin and antioxidant rich Turmeric, Rosehip, Boswellia and Ginger.
- Digestive Collagen - A blend of primal herbs, co-active nutrients and collagen peptides. It has been specially formulated to comprehensively support digestion.
- Osteo Collagen - Contains pasture raised beef collagen and a synergistic herbal blend with co-active nutrients for a comprehensive bone and joint support formula.
- Primal Goddess - Formulated to support hair, skin and nail health. Contains Zinc which aids the production of the skin proteins collagen and keratin plus other beauty favourites.