Collagen Boosting Winter Morning Drink

What is collagen?


Collagen is a protein that is responsible for skin elasticity, or stretchiness, as well as healthy joints. It is found in your bones, muscles, and blood. As you get older, the collagen in your body breaks down, making it more difficult for your body to create more.
Eating too much sugar and refined carbs, getting excess sunshine, and smoking are a few factors that deteriorate the synthesis of collagen in the body.
Therefore, it is important to indulge natural sources of collagen in the diet, and this “Collagen drink” does its job well.

Health Benefits

  • Helps in enhancing skin health.
  • Helps in relieving joint pain.
  • Prevents bone loss and helps in strengthening them.
  • Helps in boosting muscle mass.
  • Good for heart health.
  • Strengthens the hair and nail health.
  • Good for the gut.
  • Aids in weight loss too.

Ingredients

Beetroot1
Carrot1
Amla1
Orange zest1
JaggerySmall piece
Coconut water/Plain water300 ml

Directions

  • Add chopped carrot, beetroot, and amla in a pan along with some water.
  • Turn on the lid and let it steam for a while.
  • In a blender, add water (coconut/plain), orange zest, and jaggery into it.
  • Then add blanched beetroot, carrot, and amla to the blender as well.
  • Blend it well.
  • And your tempting “Collagen drink” is ready!

Nutritional Information

  • Beetroot is jam-packed with the goodness of fiber, folate, potassium, magnesium, iron, and vitamin C. Red vegetables like beetroot contain the antioxidant lycopene which is known to raise the collagen levels in the body.
  • Carrots are enriched with several essential vitamins and minerals particularly Vitamin A, K1, B6, biotin, and potassium. Vitamin A thickens and stimulates the layer, which contains collagen, elastin, and blood vessels, as well as improves blood flow to the skin’s surface, hence preserving and enhancing the collagen.
  • Amla is extremely rich in iron, calcium, and Vitamin C. Vitamin C present in amlas is known to boost collagen production in the body.
  • Orange zest contains provitamin A, folate, riboflavin, thiamine, vitamin B6, and calcium in significant levels. Similar to amla, vitamin C in oranges also boost collagen production.
  • Jaggery is enriched with copper, iron, and magnesium.

Nutritional Calculations

Calories CarbohydratesProteinFat
75 Kcal18 gm1.43 gm0.41 gm

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