What’s the best gut support?

If your health isn’t quite where you’d like it to be, listen up.
In today’s newsletter, I’d like to empower you with some tools for supporting your gut.

Because your gut is truly at the ROOT of your health.

Your gut is where you take all the good stuff you eat and drink and transform it into the many building blocks your body needs to make energy, think clearly, sleep well, maintain a healthy weight, build muscle, and clear out toxins that need clearing out daily so you can thrive. It’s also where 80% or more of your immune system lives.

It is my passion is to work with people like you whose health symptoms–like low energy, gut/digestive issues, excess weight, mood imbalance, chronic infections, and skin & sleep problems–are getting in the way of you living life fully and with a sense of freedom in your body. I help you to regain your health so you can feel great and free to enjoy life fully.

There are all sorts of ways that you can support your gut health. Today, we’re going to take a look at bone broth, bone broth protein, gelatin, and collagen.

Bone Broth versus Bone Broth Powder

Bone broth has many health benefits including gut healing properties. Bone broth is a liquid made from cooking bones for a long time so that the nutrients are made bio-available. Bone broth is high in beneficial amino acids like glutamine, proline, and glycine which are essential to gut healing. For more info on the benefits and for a recipe, click here. You can also purchase quality bone broth in stores. Here is a current review of the best brands for both broth and broth powders.
Bone broth powder or bone broth protein powder seems like a genius idea because it is super convenient and portable. However, quality is everything. For bone broth powder to actually be comparable to bone broth, it needs to be non-GMO, come from healthy animals, be antibiotic and hormone free, processed at lower temperatures so the proteins don’t get damaged, and be free of carcinogenic chemicals, preservatives, and flavorings.
See this review of the best quality brands.

Gelatin versus Collagen

Both gelatin and collagen are powdered options for getting the gut healing nutrients we talked about.

Gelatin is the cooked form of collagen. Collagen is the basic structure of things like bone, tendons, hair, skin, and connective tissues.

To use gelatin, you must add hot water to dissolve it, it tends to have a stronger flavor, and if you let it cool, it will gel and firm up (so it is great if you are making healthy puddings, sauces or things like that). Collagen powder on the other hand dissolves in cold or hot water and will not gelatinize.

When collagen is made, the the amino acids are broken down into smaller pieces than gelatin. Some people find collagen easier to digest for this reason.

Generally, gelatin offers more gut healing benefits than collagen (aka collagen peptides, hydrolyzed collagen) but collagen does offer benefits to the skin (elasticity, moisture), hair, nails, joints, and supplies important amino acids for gut repair as well.

In sum, all four of these healing foods offer gut support and supporting your gut is essential to good health.

Until next time, I’m wishing you unstoppable health!

~Rebecca

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