HOW DOES CACAO + COLLAGEN SUPPORT FASTING?
Some people find that the last few hours of their fasting window, which is typically the first few hours of their day, tend to be the most challenging. This is where Cacao + Collagen comes in as it contains a natural source of caffeine to help kick start your morning, and hydrolysed collagen peptides (units of protein) for nutritional sustenance to help you extend your fast to the finish line. It contains botanical adaptogens which help build stress resilience offering up support during busy and demanding mornings. Adding a teaspoon of True MCT oil to Cacao + Collagen provides a source of fat that helps you feel fuller for longer and which cells can readily convert into energy and ketones.
COULD ADDING MILK OR MYLK TO MY CACAO+COLLAGEN INTERFERE WITH MY FAST?
Full fat, semi and skimmed cow’s milk all contain too many calories to keep you in fast. But if you use unsweetened plant mylk, avoid ones that come fortified with extra protein it shouldn’t make a big difference. As a general guideline, keep the total calories (of your brew + mylk) within the 50 kcal limit, so we recommend no more than 50mls of any milk providing the nutrition information states:
- Under 28 Kcal per 100ml
- Under 2.5g of total carbs per 100ml
- Under 2.5g sugar per 100ml
- Under 0.5g of protein per 100ml
In a nutritional analysis comparison of lots of different brands and types of plant mylks we found that it’s Alpro’s fresh unsweetened: almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, coconut and almond milk plus Califa’s fresh almond milk that all fit these criteria.
WHY DOES THE BRAVE METHOD RECOMMEND ADDING MCT INTO CACAO + COLLAGEN?
By blending True MCT into either of our True Collagen blends you add another layer of fuel to your day. You gain all the nourishing benefits of the hydrolysed collagen with the fuel and ketogenic potential of MCT. In the case of the Cacao + Collagen it could be that when the caffeine wears off, the MCT oils may still have you covered.
CAN YOU DRINK ANCIENT + BRAVE BLENDS EVEN WHEN YOU’RE NOT FASTING?
Yes, they’re so delicious, why wouldn’t you want to keep drinking them! All our products can continue to be used throughout the day, even when you are out of fasting mode, as they deliver key nutrients. Cacao + Collagen contains botanical adaptogens which help build resilience to stress, so these products may be helpful when your to-do list is looking pretty stacked up.
IS THE CACAO + COLLAGEN SAFE FOR KIDS?
Cacao naturally contains caffeine, so this is the first thing to consider when asking if the products are suitable for children. There is very little advice or official guidelines in the UK for the age at which it’s appropriate for children to start to drink caffeine, this tends to be down to the parent to decide. However, many children are very familiar with the natural levels of caffeine found in cacao from hot chocolate. Collagen is an important structural component of bones, connective tissue and skin required by the body during times of rapid growth and development. These products do also contain adaptogens which may not be suited to children of young ages.