Now Trending: Eating Collagen
Chocolate is definitely one of my greatest weaknesses. I have the biggest sweet tooth, and I always find myself saying, “I can’t fall asleep tonight without having a little bite of something sweet.” I'm working on this issue, because I consume enough natural sugar in my daily diet (think: bananas, coconut milk coffee creamer, protein bars) without needing to have dessert.
I was recently picking up an order from my current favorite restaurant, Springbone Kitchen, and I saw a dreamy-looking dark chocolate almond bar made by Primal Kitchen. If you aren’t already familiar with Primal Kitchen, it is an awesome company founded by Mark Sisson, a former professional runner/Paleo wiz who has authored some of the best-selling fitness books out there. You’ve probably seen his Primal Kitchen Mayo before—it is made with avocado oil (instead of canola or soybean oil,) organic, cage-free eggs, organic vinegar and salt. Healthy mayo! Who knew? ANYWAYS—I had to find out why Mark would put collagen into a chocolate bar. And so should you.
No, Collagen is not botox. Collagen is a protein that holds our bodies together. It can be found in our bones, skin, hair, ligaments, and connective tissues, and it naturally depletes as we age. Think of collagen as the protein that “plumps” up our skin, and as it breaks down, our skin begins to sag. However, according to Mark, if we eat collagen, (he uses collagen hydrolysate sourced from certified grass-fed cows) it’s basically the same thing as ingesting 100% clean protein.
The Skinny: Primal Kitchen Dark Chocolate Almond Collagen Bar
- An Excellent Source of Fiber
- Only 3 Grams of Sugar
- Only 8 Grams of Net Carbs
- 15 Grams of Protein
- 170 Milligrams of Potassium GMO, Gluten, Grain, Dairy and Soy Free.
CHOCOLATE + ANTI-AGING + PROTEIN = MY OWN PERSONAL HEAVEN.