It's simple. It's delicious. It's light. And it's good for your skin? YES.
The berries in this Triple Berry Collagen Bread aren't the only triple (or try quadruple?) threat involved. Collagen has crazy skin-glowing benefits that can help plump and improve the overall quality of skin + more. Did you know that 70% of our skin is made up of collagen? Adding collagen into your our diet has major health and skin benefits, like the following-
Collagen increases skin elasticity and hydration.
In a study among women ages 40 to 60, supplementation with collagen for eight weeks showed a 28% average increase in skin moisture levels, and 91% of subjects reported less dry skin after supplementation.
Collagen suppresses UV-induced skin damage, photo-aging, and wrinkle depth and volume.
Repeated UV exposure has been linked to aging effects on the skin, including wrinkle formation, decreased hydration, and decreased skin-collagen content. In a study measuring skin changes in subjects who were repeatedly exposed to UV damage for 6 weeks, the subjects who were given collagen peptides throughout the trial demonstrated fewer effects of sun damage compared to the control group. Another study measuring the effect of collagen intake on skin wrinkles showed a statistically significant reduction of eye wrinkle volume in comparison to the placebo group after 4 and 8 weeks of daily collagen intake
Collagen hides cellulite and eliminates stretch marks.
Cellulite becomes more visible as our skin stretches, thins, and sags. By increasing skin-collagen expression and improving skin elasticity and thickness, collagen generates stronger, thicker skin that eliminates stretch marks and hides fat beneath the skin.
Oral intake of collagen improves skin more than topical creams.
While collagen is used in many skin creams and lotions, it unfortunately does not get absorbed by the skin when applied topically. Topical collagen usually contains full-length collagen protein molecules, which are too big to penetrate the skin. Oral collagen peptides are shorter-chain protein segments that are readily absorbed into the bloodstream and utilized by the skin. In order to reap the benefits of collagen, it must be ingested in peptide form to promote synthesis of new collagen fibers in the skin.
I'm so excited to be partnered with Further Food to give you all 10% off on your next order of collagen. Visit www.furtherfood.com and use the code WINGSPANWELLNESS10 at check out! It's flavor-free and really the perfect addition to any recipe for an added boost of protein and skin-glowing magic.
In the meantime, put this triple berry bread at the top of your list. Recipe below!
1 1/2 cups + 2 TB whole wheat flower
½ cup raspberries, cut in half
⅓ cup strawberries, quartered
½ cup blueberries
5 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup coconut sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine all 3 types of berries and 2 tablespoons of WW flour into a bowl (this prevents the fruit from sinking to the bottom of the bread when baking).
3. Beat together butter, sugar, and eggs.
4. To the butter mixture add the baking powder, half of the remaining WW flour (3/4 cup) and half of the almond milk. Mix well. Then add the rest of the WW flour and almond milk. Mix well.
5. Fold in the berries
6. Pour into a greased bread pan and bake for 1 hour or until toothpick is inserted and comes out clean. Let the bread cool for 10 minutes before slicing.