This post is sponsored by Great Lakes Gelatin, but all opinions are my own.
Moms have it tough, don’t we? We share our bodies for 9 months, lose sleep for YEARS, and somehow live off of crumbled goldfish crackers and sandwich crusts. It’s no wonder then, when I looked into the mirror last year and hardly recognized myself anymore. At just 37 with three kids, my hair looked unhealthy, my skin was starting to sag, and my body just kind of hurt. So when I heard that adding collagen to my daily routine could help with all of that, I was all ears.
Actually, my first thought was, “What? What the heck is collagen? And why or how would I use that daily?” So I looked into it more.
Turns out, collagen is a protein naturally produced by our bodies… only as we get older, we produce less and less of it. Aha, so there’s where the tired hair, skin, nails, and joints come in. It’s started making sense to me.
Collagen is important to our bodies in other ways as well. It can help heal a leaky gut, aid in bone density, and even help balance your hormones.
We can actually add a good bit of collagen to our diets by eating all the right foods. Unfortunately for most of us, we just don’t eat as many vegetables and healthy meats as our bodies need. That’s why I’m adding unflavored Great Lakes Gelatin to my coffee every day. Trust me – you can’t taste it at all! And I was definitely hesitant at first because mama loves her coffee. But it’s good, and easy to just add in a couple of scoops!
It’s also easy to add collagen to your smoothies or protein shakes for an added boost. I even stirred a scoop into my yogurt bowl the other day. Next up: collagen in my oatmeal. Add some berries and peanut butter, then fight the kids to eat it without sharing!
If you want to try it for yourself, you can save 20% at Great Lakes Gelatin with the code GLGLife20, valid until 3/15/18.