Do you struggle to get enough protein in your diet?
Studies show that eating a diet rich in quality protein can help you lose weight, build and maintain muscle mass, boost your metabolism, and increase your energy.
You don’t need to eat a crazy amount of protein every day to experience these benefits. The current Dietary Guideline recommendation is to aim to get between 10 - 35% of your daily calories in the form of protein. That range is huge and could look like anything between 40 - 200+ grams of protein a day.
My recommendation: the perfect amount for you based on your lifestyle, your goals, your preferences. I would recommend eating on the higher end of that range if you are trying to lose weight or build muscle mass or on the lower end of that range if you struggle with a specific disease. There are numerous other reasons I would recommend different levels, it totally depends on the person. The key is that you need protein for your body to function properly. It is essential to make sure you are getting some protein every time you eat, whether from plant or animal sources.
Do you struggle with brittle hair or lack luster skin issues?
Protein is the building block for your hair and skin. Studies show collagen from quality protein sources can help grow and add shine to your hair and improve skin issues while giving you that healthful glow.
Do you struggle with low energy levels throughout your day?
Protein is also a building block for your blood, connective tissue, enzymes, and antibodies. It is essential in helping stabilize your blood sugar which supplies your body with the energy it needs to function well. If you are not getting enough protein, you will definitely struggle with the mid afternoon energy slump, mood swings, and a decrease in productivity (you know that feeling when an email that should take you 5 minutes to write takes you 15 minutes because you can’t think clearly).
If you experience any of these issues or feel you could benefit from a bit more quality protein in your diet, I have got a solution for you.
I love this supplement. I have noticed a remarkable difference since I started adding Vital Proteins to my morning drink. I have more energy consistently throughout the day. My hair is growing back more quickly than before I started taking the supplement. This has been a huge deal for me since I lost so much after the birth of my daughter. My skin has a nice glow and little lines that were popping up in places I didn’t necessarily want have disappeared. I have also noticed an increase in my muscle tone.
Now that you know how it has benefitted me, here are my top reasons for how adding it to your diet could benefit you:
1. Improve Your Energy
Collagen protein is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It contains 19 essential amino acids which are critical in producing energy in our body and help it run smoothly. Research shows that one of these amino acids, glutamine, can help prevent anxiety, tension, sleep disorders, a lack of concentration, and a weakened immune system which ALL affect our daily energy.
With a 14 month old running around all day every day, I sure need every ounce of energy (and patience) my body (and brain) can produce. This is one of the main reasons I started adding Vital Proteins to my morning routine.
2. Improve Your Hair and Skin
Collagen protein gives our skin elasticity and strength, and replaces dead skin cells. Increasing your collagen levels can help your skin look firmer, increase smoothness, and repair normally.
As I age and experience the joys and stresses of motherhood, I am noticing a few more winkles in places I would prefer not to have any extras. I need all the help I can get so eating more collagen protein is top on my list!
3. Reduce Your Joint Pain
Do you feel the aches and pains after a intense workout session? Or maybe after you have climbed a long flight of stairs? Collagen protein can help your joints move easily, reduce pain, and reduce the risk of degeneration in your joints.
I love to run. Yes, I know the potential that running can cause degeneration in my joints, especially my knees, hips, and ankles. But I LOVE it and not willing to give it up. Therefore I am being proactive on protecting my joints by using Vital Proteins Collagen.
4. Boost Your Metabolism and Muscle Mass
Eating collagen protein can help boost your metabolism by increasing lean muscle mass to your body. How? Muscle mass burns more calories than fat even when you are sitting behind a computer.
Yet again, as I age, I notice that I have to work hard to keep that lean muscle mass on my body. One of my main health goals is to be a thriving and energetic woman as I age so I can have more children, watch my daughter grow into a beautiful woman herself, and accomplish big dreams I have in life. In order to thrive, I have to maintain that metabolism and muscle mass!
This supplement is SO simple and easy to incorporate into your normal eating routine. It has no flavor so you can add it to anything you eat or drink to reap the benefits. Here are a few examples:
- Add to your morning smoothie or coffee
- Add to your bowl of oatmeal or pancake batter
- Add to your favorite soup recipe for a comforting dinner
Why not try it? We can all use a little more energy, a little less pain, a boost in metabolism and a healthy glow!