Most part of women in my classes are seeking for their balance between physical and emotional body. I try to guide them as healthy as I can, by giving daily tips during classes, but articles, like this, are very important to be read and followed...
With the years, come the aging process that Yoga is expert in decrease... but there are some other investments to be done regarding diet, because in the end, you are what you ingest!
Today the subject is collagen, the largest and most abundant protein in our body.
As we age, the production of collagen drops way off, and almost all our structures can be affected, since this protein is a connective issue for important organs and parts of the body.
The production decreases because of hormonal changes, nutritional deficits, the sun (yes Miamians!), overwork, alcohol... and many other things very common in the diet and routine of a normal person.
If you'd like to decrease aging process, increase tone muscles, firm skin, rebuilt joints and resolve chronic problems as osteoporosis and high blood pressure (among others), start to add the "super" collagen, or hydrolyzed collagen (or simply gelatin), to your diet. The basic difference between the "super" and the regular, is that the first, the hydrolyzed one, suffers a process to reduce it's proteins into small peptides, becoming highly digestible, fastening the process into the body, and having less (or none) side effects.
Attention vegans, collagen is natural and has almost no side effects, but it's found into animals bones, skin, and connective issues, as cow, pigs, horses and fish.
There are vegan ones in the market, but as far as I know, they are made from genetically engineered tobacco plants... It's always good to search and research about it's efficiency and effects!
Enjoy tons of gelatin and improve your body!
This is where I found interesting facts to inspire me for this article: