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collagen

Big benefits to your health are all around you – in little supplements on the store shelves, and even more so in the foods you choose to eat. Just knowing what to consume – and when – can be the difference between feeling just okay…
And feeling your very best!

As we covered in our post about bone broth, natural gelatin (also known as collagen) can have a huge impact on the health of your hair, skin, nails, immune system, and beyond. It has become an integral part of my diet since being diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and Hashimoto’s Disease (an autoimmune condition of the thyroid) – and it really helps!

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protein

I thought this would be helpful topic, as some readers have requested basic information on the three macronutrients in our diet: proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. So, I want to give you the low down on these important nutrients – and their functions in our body.

WHAT ARE PROTEINS?

Proteins are made up of amino acids. There are basically three groups of amino acids: essential, nonessential, and conditional. Essential Amino Acids are the amino acids your body cannot make, or cannot make in sufficient amounts. These amino acids must be supplied by the diet – they are essential. Nonessential Amino Acids are the amino acids the body can make for itself, therefore they are nonessential in the diet. Conditional Amino Acids are amino acids that are not essential unless the body is under duress.

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