Collagen Protein Diet
Collagen protein diet is becoming more and more countries such as Japan because it is specifically designed for anti aging purposes. The main principle of this diet method is to consuming large amounts of collagen-rich food in daily diet. An alternate form of this method is to take collagen supplements and injections instead of food. For either methods, it is believed that they can help to fight against the natural aging process. Although some people believed that collagen protein diet can effectively help people to keep young, most nutritional experts pointed that this approach cannot slow down the aging process speed and there is also no scientific evidence which can support these benefits as well.
As a type of protein, collagen is rich in amino acids which are the fundamental building blocks of the skin, nail and hair. Adequate amount of collagen can help strengthen hair and nails and let them grow even longer. Collagen can also fill wrinkles on the skin and make them looks better. Collagen can promote body metabolism to help burn more fat to help lose weight. Moreover, many people claim that these tasteless protein collagen diet can also provide more energy and make people eat less by suppressing their appetite. However, most of these benefits of the collagen were exaggerated.
They typical collagen diet include noodles, jelly and so on. In Japan, there is special gel-like soup which contains vegetables and meat made from collagen protein. Because collagen itself has no smell, some extra seasoning herbs were usually added to make it taste better.
Some people who loves health food also like to take collagen along with some other health products like Aloe Vera, sunflower oil and lecithin. Lecithin is believed to be able to help to lose weight because it help the relaxation and dissolution of fat. So, it is often added to the commercial health products with collagen. They are put together for a better result to lose weight quickly.
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