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Let’s Crank Up Your Coffee

Boost Your Coffee With This Fountain Of Youth Protein.

My #FitFriends in the MBA already know this about me…I LOVE COFFEE and the first coffee I have every day is BUTTER COFFEE.

If you don’t know what butter coffee is, slap yourself in the face, read the rest of this and then watch this video to learn all about butter coffee <- Video I did that explains it what it is.

Coffee + Butter = Great
Coffee + Butter + MCT Oil = Amazing
Coffee + Butter + MCT Oil + Collagen = HEAVEN (picture yourself taking a sip and suddenly you’re surrounded by angels playing harps).

What the heck is Collagen? Slap yourself again.

Collagen is a protein.  It’s the #1 protein in your body. It’s found in everything from our muscles and bone, skin and hair…it’s an inside outside protein.

It’s kind of a big deal…collagen makes up about 30% of your inside and 70% of your outer covering (skin). 

You naturally produce collagen, but as we get older our collagen production slows down. Add in stress and sickness and it plummets.

  • skin loses its elasticity
  • hair and nails grow more slowly and lose their strength and shine
  • ligaments get stiff..

We also get collagen from the food we eat. Animals, like us are made up of a lot of collagen…remember it’s a protein.

A couple of years ago, Bone Broth Soup started to get really popular and early this year it was huge! I’ve been having it about once or twice a month for a couple of years. (PRO TIP #1: Don’t try making it…it’s an all day process…just buy it).

The other way I supplement my collagen is with powder. Back to the coffee. (See, it all comes back to coffee).

I put a tablespoon of collagen powder in my butter coffee and give it a stir. (PRO TIP #2: Don’t blend it…it breaks it down and makes it kind of useless.)

Here’s why I supplement with collagen.

1. It can cut down on wrinkles, and give the skin more elasticity.
Cut down on wrinkles?? Give me a drum of the stuff!

2. It improves bone and joint health and may improve hormone production.
Hormones…middle aged hormone help. Sign me up!

3. Adding collagen powder to your diet may even cause the body to make more collagen on its own!

Put it in your smoothies, sprinkle it on your oatmeal, put it in tea…how ever you start the day.

Have an awesome day!

Carrie

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