Got cellulite? There's a peptide for that.
Last week I shared an article with you from the girls over at The Moment, that offered a brief glimpse into the beauty giving benefits of bone broth and how you can make it yourself at home. This week, I’ve been enjoying what seems like an endless supply of Thanksgiving turkey bone broth, keeping my tummy feeling warm and giving me a little boost to extend my morning fasts (if you’re still thinking about TRF, this will actually start the metabolic clock). This week I came across this article which offers even more reasons why broths are such a great beauty food and so I wanted to share it with you.
A couple quotes that stood out to me;
- “A 2014 study, demonstrated a 20% reduction in eye wrinkles from just 8 weeks of collagen peptide supplementation”.
- “Sixty-nine women between the ages of 35 and 55 were given either 2.5 g or 5 g of collagen hydrolysate once a day for eight weeks, with the results showing a marked improvement in skin elasticity in both groups compared to placebo.”
- “In normal weight women given the peptides, there was a decent decrease in the degree of cellulite and “reduced skin waviness,” along with improved dermal density.”
To keep things brief, the peptides that are being talked about can be found in abundance in bone broths, but not everyone wants to make their own broth and not everyone wants to drop 15 bucks at Erewhon on a pissy little cup either. Good news is, you can supplement. Granted, I don’t believe that supplementation is ever as good as the real thing, but I also don’t want to deny the positives that come with it either.
Hydrolyzed Collagen is what I’m recommending here. Remember jelly, (or Jello for my American readers)? Whether you were aware of it or not, this common treat that was often given in times of sickness actually has some of the same benefits that can be found in a cup of broth. Aside from the fact that what’s often commercially available in the supermarket is stacked full of sugars and colorings, this stuff is chock full of collagen and gelatin that can offer the same gut healing and skin protective benefits of bone broth. There are better products on the market too, one that I use being Great Lakes Hydrolyzed Collagen, produced from organic pasture raised cows or pigs. Essentially what this stuff is, is the skin and connective tissues of the animal, ground down into a powdered form, which can be used to make your very own jellys or added to soups, sauces, smoothies, drinks, bulletproof coffees etc. It is relatively flavorless and really easy to use. I even recommend it to my clients in an attempt to get them off of artificial or denatured protein powders as it is, in my opinion, one of the purest forms of protein supplements that you can buy.