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Adding This One Ingredient To Your Coffee Could Make Your Skin Look So Much Younger

Delish logo Delish 18/06/2017 Lindsay Funston
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It's the new wondrous cure-all, the "It Girl" of supplements that's been taking over healthy eaters. People are adding it to their morning coffee and smoothies, with claims that it not adds a protein boost to their day, but also soothes achy joints and, most importantly let's be real, reduces wrinkles.

© Provided by Delish I had heard murmurs about collagen - the powdered connective tissue from cows and fish - in health magazines, but it wasn't until my boss' sister waxed poetic about how she adds the powder to her coffee every morning that I knew I needed to learn more. She claims it's made her skin look clearer - and younger. 

And the little research that there is totally backs her up: Women who took a collagen supplement every day for eight weeks saw a 20 percent reduction in wrinkles. That's dramatic. But not everyone is convinced so far: "I'm aware of this new trend but haven't personally tried it yet," says Caroline West Passerrello, MS, RDN, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "Adding collagen will increase the protein content of your coffee, but as far as the other health claims, there isn't much research to back them up at this point."

Adding This One Ingredient To Your Coffee Could Make Your Skin Look So Much Younger © Getty Adding This One Ingredient To Your Coffee Could Make Your Skin Look So Much Younger Until then, the tasteless powder might just be a super-effective placebo, but vegetarians and vegans, be sure to steer clear.

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