When viruses and bacterial infections swirl around us, and especially during the winter and early spring months when the weather can seesaw between sunny and pleasant, and thundering and soggy, warm soups, bone broths, and teas can fortify and evoke warm fuzzy feelings (even if they’re fleeting until the next bowl or mug). These soup, bone broth, and tea recipes can help soothe when you’re feeling worn out or ill, and warm you up when the weather won’t.
Mark’s said it before: He advocates for collagen to become the fourth macronutrient. Collagen supports collagen-based structures in the body, such as fascia, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, skin, nails, and hair, and most of us just don’t get enough of it from meat, dairy, eggs, or plant proteins. Learn more about the important role glycine, the primary amino acid found in collagen protein, and check out our creative culinary ways to include more collagen in your diet.
Reasons to Include Collagen in Your Diet
Most people regard amino acids in one of two ways: essential, meaning our bodies can’t synthesize them, or inessential, meaning our bodies can. There’s also a third category of amino acids: conditionally essential, which become essential in times of illness and heightened stress. One such conditionally essential amino acid is glycine.