Optimal gut health is central to the overall health of the body. When the digestive system is out of balance, there’s a good chance you may be experiencing unwanted symptoms in other areas of your health as well. In fact, poor gut health is linked to skin health issues, weight gain, and even mood changes.
The great news is that there are so many steps you can take to help support optimal gut health and that all begins with diet, and proper supplementation. With the right food choices and the addition of high-quality gut-boosting supplements like collagen protein, you can be well on your way to achieving better digestive health.
We are going to look at the seven best ways to add collagen to your diet to support gut health, but first, let’s look at the ways collagen supports a healthier gut.
- Rich in amino acids such as glycine and glutamine to help reduce gut inflammation and support the intestinal tract.
- Soothes the gut lining.
- May help support those with Leaky Gut Syndrome by sealing the gut lining.
If you are ready to start supporting your gut with collagen protein, here are seven ways you can easily add it to your diet.
7 Best and Easiest Ways to Add Collagen to Your Diet to Support Gut Health
1 - Blended into a Smoothie:
An easy and nutrient-dense way to supercharge how you take your collagen protein is by adding a scoop to your daily smoothie. The great thing about collagen protein is that it is unflavoured, so it won’t alter the taste of your smoothie, and we can assure you that our collagen protein doesn’t come with the gritty flavour or texture other protein powders come with.
Try making a smoothie with full-fat unsweetened coconut or almond milk, a scoop of our collagen protein, one cup of berries, ½ of an avocado, and a drizzle of raw honey for a nutrient-packed smoothie that will keep you full in between meals. For added gut health support, try adding a teaspoon of coconut oil, a tablespoon of ground flaxseeds, and a probiotic to help nourish the gut and support healthy gut bacteria.
2 - Added to Your Morning Cup of Coffee:
Collagen protein, like our Peptipro product, mixes well in just about any beverage, and can be enjoyed first thing in the morning with your morning cup of coffee. By adding a protein-boost to your morning, you will help stabilise blood sugar levels and stay full much longer between breakfast and lunch.
Collagen protein is also excellent for digestive health and is not going to cause bloating if you are dairy intolerant, like some milk-based protein powders would. You can kickstart your day before you even head out the door with the addition of collagen to your daily cup of coffee.
3 - Added to Yogurt:
If you’re a yogurt fan, there’s no better way to get your daily dose of collagen and probiotics than to add a scoop to your cup of yogurt. For added health benefits, try choosing an unsweetened Greek-style yogurt that is rich in protein, or add a scoop of collagen protein to dairy-free almond or coconut milk yogurt.
4 - Make a Protein Packed Muffin:
Collagen protein is so versatile that you can even add a scoop to your favourite muffin recipe. Try making your recipe a bit healthier by making it with almond flour, dairy-free milk, and the addition of collagen protein. Not only will your muffins be lower in carbohydrates, but they will also be rich in protein, and less likely to spike blood sugar levels, while also adding gut-nourishing collagen making them a healthy breakfast or snack choice.
5 - Blended into an Acai Bowl:
Acai bowls are refreshing, delicious, and can be an excellent way to pack in a healthy punch of nutrient-dense foods in one bowl. In addition to supporting the gut, adding a scoop of collagen protein to your acai bowl can give you a little extra protein to help you feel full for longer, and the collagen protein can help support gut, skin, joint, and muscle health as well. For an added health boost, try adding a serving of our Collagen Superblends with organic hemp protein and collagen. The combination of both will make your acai both just that much healthier and with the addition of dietary fat and fiber.
6 - Enjoy On the Go:
If you don’t have time to make a recipe or a smoothie with collagen protein, you can enjoy it on the go by simply mixing a scoop of collagen into your favourite beverage or even water. Our collagen is easily mixed with your beverage of choice.
7 - Make an Anti-inflammatory Tea:
If you are fighting the flue, or just want to reduce your body’s inflammatory load, try making an anti-inflammatory tea with the addition of collagen protein. Use ground turmeric, a pinch of ground ginger mixed with warmed full-fat coconut milk and a drizzle of raw honey. Mix in the protein to help further support gut, joint, and muscle health, and to help support total body repair.
The Take Home Message
Collagen protein is incredibly versatile and can be mixed in just about any beverage or food you can think of. If you are looking for a new protein source, and want something that isn’t going to alter the taste of your favourite smoothie or your morning cup of coffee, give collagen protein a try, and see what it can do for your overall health