Why People Are Putting Collagen in Coffee (and Should You?)

Some say protein powder is the new milk and sugar.

Why People Are Putting Collagen in Coffee (and Should You?)

Headlines declare actresses like Busy Phillips and Jennifer Aniston are obsessed with adding collagen to their morning coffee. The protein powder is an essential ingredient in coffee recipes, and can be found in trendy cafes and juice shops but what’s the story behind this new energizing drink? Sodexo registered dietitian Debbie Petitpain at The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston helped us break it all down.

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What Is Collagen?

What Is Collagen?

Collagen is one of the most abundant types of protein found in the body. It is a complex protein made up of amino acids, such as glycine, hydroxyproline, and proline. Collagen plays a crucial role in musculoskeletal health, contributing to the state of your bones, joints, nails, skin, and teeth. As you age, collagen production in the body decreases and you may start to notice or experience fine lines, joint pain, weaker bones, and wrinkles.

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Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

See how electrolytes work in your body.

Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

Whether you're trying to stay hydrated for your workout routine or rehabilitation, recovery and hydration is so important to keeping your body performing like it should. So how do you make sure that happens? You need electrolytes — the minerals that give electrical power to your body. What the video below to see how they get to work inside your body and how you seamlessly add them to your day.

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