Athletes and Weekend Warriors depend on Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen to manage pain and inflammation after an injury.But long-term studies show NSAIDs do more harm than good.They interfere with the natural healing process, reduce collagen mass at injury repair sites, and increase chances of re-injury by as much as 25%.The goods news is that we have better options when it comes to exercise related aches and pains.Research shows us ...

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From avoiding nightshades to cursing all forms of dairy, the wacky world of Anti-Inflammatory Diets has gotten... well... wacky.The back-and-forth debates on which foods to eat, which to avoid, and exactly how to brew your coffee for maximum anti-inflammation benefits have muddied the water. In this article, we aim to simplify anti-inflammatory eating. We'll go through the best foods to add and avoid. But more importantly — we'll lay out a framework that ...

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In this article, we break down:The science of collagen thermal degradation, and why hot coffee does not damage collagenResearch-backed benefits of collagen protein supplementationWhy putting collagen powder in your coffee turns your morning 'joe into a veritable superfoodQ: Does heat from coffee damage collagen?A: No. The initial degradation temperature of collagen is 572° F. Coffee is typically brewed to around 185° F."Scientists Say Collagen in Hot Coffee Does Not Work""Don't Put ...

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