March 7, 2017
Here’s a fun fact for the day: Did you know collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies? It has the very important job of acting as a binder between connective tissues in our muscles, bones, digestive tracts, and tendons. Studies have shown collagen may promote better sleep and increase stomach acid, which might be particularly beneficial for those following autoimmune diets like GAPS and SCD.
Even though collagen production naturally declines as we age, there are several delicious ways to include more of this essential protein in our diets. Some options are drinking bone broth, noshing on gelatinous meats (those found next to the joints or bones), or snacking on Primal Kitchen’s Paleo-friendly Dark Chocolate Almond Bars with Grass-Fed Collagen.
Sourced from grass-fed cows in Germany and Brazil, Primal Kitchen’s collagen is broken down into individual amino acids and easier to absorb and digest. In addition to collagen, every bar provides 15 grams of protein, plus dark chocolate—so you can satisfy hunger and your sweet tooth at the same time.
Our members love the irresistible combination of crunchy, nutty almonds and slightly sweet dark chocolate. One member, Jennifer, eats a bar after working out and says “I can literally tell a difference in my energy levels afterward.”
Before you add a box to your cart and start snacking, let’s take a look at some of the ingredients that make these collagen protein bars extra special.
Almonds contain dietary fiber, plus, most of their calories come from unsaturated fat.
Dark chocolate has antioxidants, which may help stave off disease and prevent cellular damage. The fact that it tastes so good and can satisfy cravings is icing on the cake!
Honey is a sweetener, yes, but unlike refined sugar, it also has amino acids, minerals, and antioxidants.
Pumpkin seeds are a good source of iron and dietary fiber, and contain healthy fats like omega-3s.
Photo credit: David Kalka
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