Health & Fit 4 benefits of collagen that have nothing to do with your skin
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If there were a yearbook for buzzy nutrients, collagen would probably be named “Most likely to ” (And it’d likely also get votes for "Best .") But celebrating collagen for its beauty benefits alone is like ignoring the prom queen's dazzling SAT scores—that's to say, selling it short. After all, this protein does a lot more for the inner workings of your body than you may realize.
“Collagen contains 18 amino acids, [including] eight essential amino acids,” says professor and nutrition expert. “These amino acids help our bodies perform important functions.” You gut, joints, hormones—all get an assist from your or your .
The One Spot You Should Never Skip When Applying Sunscreen (But Always Do)
If there’s any one piece of advice to take from health and beauty articles, it’s that sunscreen is not optional. When you’re rubbing in sunscreen, you probably focus on your nose, cheeks, and forehead. But when was the last time you made sure to cover your eyelids? A small UK study found that volunteers were more likely to miss the areas around their eyes than any other spots. Nearly 14 percent left their eyelids unprotected, and 77 missed the spot between the inner corner of the eye and the bridge of the nose.
Sounds too good to be true? Well, there’s one caveat—collagen won't do you any favors if you’re not already eating clean. “Collagen is not a cure-all,” stressesfounder Brigitte Zeitlin, MPH, RD. “It [can help] maintain healthy, normal muscle, joint, and organ function within your body, but it will not undo damage on its own. You need to incorporate it into a healthy diet filled with lean protein—fish, seafood, eggs, or meat—fruits, vegetables, , and whole grains.”
If you’ve already got that balance thing down, however, then a collagen supplement could be just the thing to take your health to the next level—inside and out. (Both Dr. Avena and Zeitlin like, while Zeitlin’s also a fan of .) Maybe it’s time to change that superlative to “Biggest Overachiever”?
Why Is Everyone Still So Jazzed About Bone Broth?
<p>What exactly is this magical elixir that celebs and health fanatics have been gushing about?</p>Bone broth is derived from the parts of an animal that can't be eaten, such as the bones, skin, tendons, ligaments, marrow, and feet, which are usually simmered down for a few days, explains Courtney Dunn, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC, a dietitian/nutritionist in New York City. The process of making bone broth is way more elaborate than emptying a packet of powder in hot water, and so are the health benefits.
Keep reading for 4 health-boosting benefits of collagen that you might not be aware of.
1. It helps keep your gut healthy—in more ways than one
You can never make too many plays for a healthy digestive tract, since it affects everything fromto . And according to the experts, collagen delivers all sorts of benefits on this front.
“Collagen plays a role in building and maintaining, which lines our entire digestive tract,” says Zeitlin. “Damages to the tissue can lead to and .”
If you suspect your gut lining may be compromised—perhaps after years of takingor —collagen could help you heal, says Dr. Avena. “Since collagen is a key component in the intestinal wall, supplementing may help to repair it,” she says. “Another amino acid in collagen, , can help in preventing inflammation of the gut wall and .”
Baths Have Proven Benefits—Here are 5 Reasons to Take More of Them
Grab a magazine and hop in the bathtub. It's good for your body, mind, and soul (burns calories, too).Baths have become symbols of self-pampering for a good reason: Not only do they induce that ahhh feeling that can be hard to come by outside of a spa or vacation, but there have actually been studies proving that baths can be good for your body and mind. Read on to find out all the reasons—both science and experienced-based—why you should absolutely be taking more baths.
Your stomach, too, may benefit. “Collagen contains abundant amounts ofand , which may help in healing the stomach lining and preventing stress-induced ulcers,” says Dr. Avena. The stress bit is key: If your nervous system is constantly taxed, it can actually , says Zeitlin. “If you are someone with a lot of stress, then you want to add in collagen-boosting foods and peptides,” she notes.
2. It may help relieve constipation
Digestion feeling a little sluggish? Collagen to the rescue. “Collagen may help for constipation because it is a hydrophilic molecule, which can help to attract water and acidic molecules,” says Dr. Avena. “This may help food move through the GI tract more smoothly.”
Of course, you still need to be hydrated in order for this to work, so make sure you're drinking enough water so that you're.
3. It can keep cravings at bay
If you’re in the midst of a big dietary change—like quittingor , or kicking carbs in the name of going —you’ll likely spend a few days pining after whatever it is you’ve given up. Collagen can help, says Zeitlin. “A good source of protein at every meal and snack will help to fill you up and keep you satisfied, which helps to curb cravings and prevent overeating,” she points out.
This Teen Swears Green Tea and Honey Cleared Her Cystic Acne
A teen on Twitter named Hilda Paz Robles posted pictures of her cystic acne before and after drinking green tea and honey three times a week. Now, the post is going viral.For the past week, thousands of people on Twitter have been begging (yes, begging) a teen from Las Vegas to spill her skin-care secrets. The level of requests could only be compared to that of a K-pop star. Seventeen-year-old Hilda Paz Robles garnered such attention after posting before-and-after photos of her cystic acne clearing up. Unlike most before-and-after skin-care threads, Robles didn't follow up her photos with detailed tweets breaking down her skin-care routine.
Science backs up the power of collagen protein, specifically, in minimizing the munchies. “In aassessing hunger hormones in 10 obese patients and 12 patients of normal weight, researchers found that the intake of gelatin—a substance derived from collagen itself—actually increased the satiety hormone,” Dr. Avena explains. “This goes hand-in-hand with fighting off pesky cravings, such as those for salty, oily, fatty, or sugary foods.” It’s certainly easier to swallow than —another under-the-radar cravings cure.
4. It may prevent workout-related soreness
As you get older, you may find the 5-mile runs and jump-squat sets that used to be NBD are suddenly getting a little harder to recover from. In that case, you may want to consider adding collagen powder to your.
“I typically bring up collagen when my patients are working out a lot or training for an event, [because], , and ,” says Zeitlin. Adds Dr. Avena: “Supplementing with collagen has been shown to associated with exercise or physical activity, so you may be able to exercise longer.” Or, you know, make your a lot more enjoyable.
What Is "Orange Peel Skin" — & How Can You Get Rid Of It?
<p>The internet is riddled with complaints about the one and only skin concern to be named after a citrus fruit. It also gets worse as you get older.</p><p><br></p>When describing skin that is good, people generally resort to the same set of expressions: "as smooth as silk" (glass works, too), "lit from within," or "softer than a baby's bottom," which is a questionable basis of comparison but a thing we say nonetheless. So you can see why skin that's "like an orange peel " doesn't quite fit in there — and why the internet is riddled with complaints about the one and only skin concern to be named after a citrus fruit.
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