Beauty in a bottle
Care for your skin and digestive system through yogurt drinks such as VITAGEN Collagen Less Sugar
You will probably spend long hours partying and catching up with loved ones this festive season.
As such, it is important to have proper nutrition and rest to revel in the Christmas spirit.
Fruits such as berries, strawberries, grapes, apples and persimmons contain large amounts of antioxidants that prevent premature DNA damage and protect you from the effects of ageing.
Hot milk and infusions such as rooibos, peppermint, chamomile and verbena teas contain tryptophan and antioxidants that help calm nerves and repair cellular damage to give you restful and energising sleep.
Another good alternative is yogurt.
I used to take collagen supplements from Japan, but VITAGEN Collagen Less Sugar tastes better and it has more flavours. I also love that it helps my digestion too.Real estate agent Joey Wan
LIVE PROBIOTIC CULTURES
Many yogurt drinks contain live probiotic cultures that help digestion and boost your immune system.
Some yogurt drinks contain plant stanols that are clinically proven to lower your cholesterol.
Many of these drinks come in a variety of flavours, making for a delicious and effective way to keep healthy.
Even cafes have included yogurt-filled drinks such as Strawberry and Mango Fruit Jelly Yogurt Frappuccino on their menu.
Lassi, an Indian yogurt drink, comes in flavours such as original, mango, banana and calamansi mint.
ROLE OF COLLAGEN
The role of collagen in physical health cannot be underestimated.
It makes up 70 per cent of the dermis, the lower layer of the skin, keeping it supple and taut.
Collagen can improve skin and hair, strengthen teeth and nails, and repair injured joints.
It can also boost metabolism and help in detoxification.A lack of collagen in the dermis can cause erosion of the outer skin layer and keratin, which are the main components of your nails and hair - leading to sagging skin or wrinkles.
By the time one turns 25, the generation of collagen starts to drop, and it drops to less than 50 per cent by age 60, so it is no wonder that many collagen supplements are now available in the market.
The science of nutraceutics is based on designing fortified foods or dietary supplements that provide health or medical benefits in addition to their basic nutritional value.
One example is the combination of collagen and yogurt in VITAGEN Collagen Less Sugar.
It contains live probiotic cultures and marine collagen peptides, as well as vitamin C and dietary fibre.
This formula provides collagen for healthy and taut skin, and helps maintain a healthy digestive system and supports the growth of good bacteria in the intestines.
Real estate agent Joey Wan, who is in her 30s, said: "I used to take collagen supplements from Japan, but VITAGEN Collagen Less Sugar tastes better and it has more flavours.
"I also love that it helps my digestion too."