Taking a walk outside in the winter – let’s face it – sometimes it’s hard to do. Sure it’s sunny and pretty out there – but it’s so cold! Here are just a couple of reasons why it’s worth it to bundle up and head on out there. We all already know that exercise is good for us. Turns out a walk outside in the winter has extra health benefits. So fill your thermos with InstaBroth and get out there!
- You’ll burn more calories. Yep! Trying to stay warm and trudging through the snowy landscape will rev up your metabolism. According to weightwatchers.com, “Walking may just be the simplest way to stay active — it improves circulation, mobility and balance, helps you lose weight, and even works to prevent osteoporosis. All you have to do is put one foot in front of the other!”
- You’ll boost your immunity. According to alive.com, “Exercise is a proven immune booster: walking for just 20 minutes a day can help strengthen your immune system. And walking briskly for 45 minutes five days a week has been shown to reduce the risk of catching a cold by one-third.”
- You’ll reduce your stress. According to alive.com, “Our brains are hardwired to appreciate nature, and winter scenery is incredible: snow-dusted mountain peaks, clouds misting across the sky … you get the idea. Being in nature can make you calmer and less likely to brood.”
- You’ll feel more peaceful. According to weightwatchers.com “Walking outdoors in winter is extremely invigorating and almost meditative,” says Suzanne Nottingham, an American Council on Exercise spokesperson. “It’s like you’re part of nature, walking in the midst of howling winds, blowing snow and a bright sun. And it’s quiet; not many people are out.”
When you return from the outdoors, make yourself a healthy hot chocolate using Protein Essentials Chocolate or Unflavored Collagen to warm yourself. Or continue to destress after your walk with calming tea infused with a scoop of Protein Essentials Collagen.
It has long been known that protein is key for sports nutrition, specifically muscle building. Nutrition plays an important role as athletes prepare to reach optimum performance levels. The essential function of proteins is well known to competitive athletes as well as recreational athletes.
Protein Essentials Collagen Peptides can offer important advantages beyond muscle building. Collagen benefits include improving athletic performance, protecting connective tissues, supporting healthy joint maintenance and helping to reduce the risk of injury.
With a unique amino acid profile, Protein Essentials Collagen Peptides contain high levels of the amino acids glycine, hydroxypoline, proline, alanine and arginine – providing specific nutritional benefits not found in other protein sources.
Protein Essentials Collagen Peptides deliver numerous health and nutritional benefits to athletes both during and after exercise: aiding muscle contraction, muscle restoration, performance energy, joint and connective tissue protection and weight management.
Pure, natural, easily digestible and absorbable, Protein Essentials Collagen Peptides are easy to use. Protein Essentials Collagen Peptides are gluten and dairy free. This is important for athletes with dietary restrictions and paleo athletes. Products range from unflavored collagen peptides, to Chocolate & Mocha Collagen to fruit flavored Perform 100.
Collagen has been all over the news as an important natural supplement for 2017. What is collagen? What benefits could you expect to see? Any side effects you should be aware of? How is it best used?
Let’s break it down! First, let’s take the mystery out of collagen. Collagen and its cousin, gelatin are not a new health phenomenon. Our ancestors knew the benefits of collagen – think jello and chicken noodle soup.
Protein Essentials Collagen, which is the supplement version of collagen, is derived from 100% natural, South American, pasture raised, sustainable sources and is free from preservatives, additives and has no known side-effects. Our collagen peptides are a unique, readily absorbed protein that offer proven benefits for healthy aging, joint and bone health, skin beauty and sports nutrition.
There is no denying that past the age of 30, when collagen production begins to decline, a natural collagen supplement can be essential. Collagen improves a number of age related inflammation and degenerative issues.
Safe, natural Protein Essentials Collagen added to a daily routine is simple and offers huge benefits. As little as two scoops a day, morning and evening, will support bone and joint health, skin health, improve sleep quality while improving weight control, and leaky gut. A simple addition to the daily routine with healthy rewards, for an active lifestyle at any age.
Studies have shown hydrolyzed collagen not only promotes muscle regeneration, but also stimulates bone tissue formation, reduces the cartilage degrading effects of osteoarthritis, lessens joint pain, improves skin appearance and decreases wrinkles. Collagen protects joints and improves athletic performance.
Protein Essentials Collagen is a non-allergenic, dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, soy-free, kosher and paleo protein supplement. It is the highest quality collagen peptide supplement; easily digested, non GMO, natural collagen protein powder with 18 amino acids. It is also flavor-less and odor-less, making it easy and convenient to use.
The simplest way to take collagen is to stir it into a hot or cool drink. Each serving has 13g of protein and 52 calories. Adding collagen to a morning cup of coffee, tea or juice is a healthy, protein rich way to start the day. Collagen can also easily mixes into foods like oatmeal or yogurt. It is as easy as that!
The right protein powder can be an excellent tool in weight loss if you choose one that is low calorie and great tasting. According to Women’s Health “….getting some of your daily protein in powder form can save you tons of calories. It turns out, protein powder is the lowest-cal way out there to get your protein. That’s because protein powders contain little if any grams of fat or carbohydrates, so all of their calories come from protein.” 2
In addition to looking out for fat and carbs, you should choose a protein powder that does not contain a lot of added sugars. Aim for 2 grams of sugar per serving. According to the Cleveland Clinic, people watching their sugar or with diabetic concerns should look at ingredient labels and pick protein powders without added sugar. “Patients who have diabetes should choose protein shakes without added sugar (don’t choose protein powders with sugar listed as one of the first three ingredients). It’s also best to look for a shake that’s low in carbohydrates (less than 5 grams per serving).” 1
It is really important to read the ingredient labels, because not all protein powders are the same. According to Active Times, “Many poor-quality protein powders have a lot of fillers and other cheap ingredients that affect the overall quality and bioavailability of the protein. It is important that the protein is bioavailable and easily digested because that means you get more bang for your buck, and you’ll get the most amount of protein to your muscles, which is what you want!” 3 Livestrong echoes that sentiment, “Some higher quality protein powders deliver all the nutrients you need and help your muscles to recover from exercise or simply help you boost your daily protein intake, while others lack quality, purity and even taste.”4
Protein Essentials delicious Chocolate and Mocha Collagen Protein shakes deliver on all fronts! Our shakes are low fat, low carb and low sugar – packed with premium quality collagen protein. Plus PE collagen protein with Peptan utilizes a unique combination of 18 amino acids which offers a complete musculoskeletal health solution, including specific mobility benefits not found in any other proteins. Protein Essentials Protein Shakes are the ultimate clean collagen protein powder combining the highest quality pasture raised protein, convenience and great taste!
2 c rolled oats
1 1/3 c slivered almonds
1 c dried cranberries
1/2 c raw honey
1 T vanilla
2 T coconut oil
2 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
1 t kosher salt
1/2 c dark chocolate chips
1/2 c Protein Essentials Mocha Protein Powder
1/2 c pepitas
1 1/2 T ground flaxseed
3 T warm water
Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350. In a small bowl mix ground flaxseed and warm water. Set aside.
In large bowl mix remaining ingredients well. Stir flaxseed and warm water mixture again. Add flaxseed mixture to oat mixture. Mix until well combined. Spread mixture onto prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Enjoy!
October 17, 2016 by Kathleen Sullivan
Protein Essentials introduces the next generation of protein shakes; combining great taste, convenience and important health benefits. Each delicious 95 calorie serving contains 20 grams of highest quality pasture raised Peptan collagen protein and 3 grams of net carbs. Protein Essentials Mocha boasts a hint of coffee, while the Chocolate has a lightly sweet chocolate flavor. Perfect for a Paleo or Keto lifestyle, both flavors are non gmo, all natural, gluten free and non dairy (no whey!), free of additives, preservatives, artificial colors and flavors. Protein is one of the most vital components of our diet, and adequate protein intake is essential to maintaining a healthy and balanced diet.
Protein Essentials supplements with Peptan offer nutria-functional properties that cannot be found in other protein sources; looking at you whey, hemp and pea protein. Peptan collagen peptides were developed to improve health and as a result, deliver multiple health benefits. Protein Essentials collagen promotes connective tissue health and supports bone, joint and skin health. Additionally, these shakes provide sports nutrition and promote muscle recovery .
Simply improve your overall health by adding one scoop of Chocolate or Mocha Protein Essentials Powder to 12 ounces of water, milk, almond milk or your morning cup of coffee. These shakes are so versatile you can use them as a meal replacement, a snack or a pre or post work out supplement. Protein Essentials Chocolate and Mocha Shakes are the ultimate clean hydrolyzed collagen protein powder.
Protein Essentials products are all made using Peptan® collagen, a high-purity, natural bioactive product. Peptan® collagen peptides are type 1 collagen peptides. This means they are identical to the collagens found in human bones and skin. Peptan® is a high-purity, natural bioactive product, containing more than 97% protein.
Peptan collagen peptides are optimized for high bioavailability and activity, and their hydrolyzed form makes them easily digestible by humans. Peptan is a bioactive ingredient that has been specifically developed to deliver multiple health benefits and functional properties. In other words, by choosing Protein Essentials products with Peptan, you are getting more collagen bang for your buck!
Peptan contains 18 amino acids, the building blocks of our tissues and the primary component of proteins. Glycine, proline and hydroxyproline represent around 50% of Peptan’s total amino acid content; the glycine and proline concentration in Peptan is 10 to 20 times higher than in other proteins. As a result, Peptan offers nutria-functional properties that cannot be found in other protein sources; looking at you whey, hemp and pea protein.
Peptan collagen peptides were developed to improve health and as a result, deliver multiple health benefits. Peptan is continually involved in scientific studies, including in-vitro, in-vivo and clinical research to further substantiate Peptan’s health benefits.
The choice is clear – Protein Essentials products with Peptan deliver multiple health benefits backed by science! Protein Essentials offers a complete line of collagen supplements to meet your needs from Chocolate Collagen and InstaBroth to Perform 100.