Before we start with this article, I would like to ask you a simple question – do you know what’s gelatin?
For those who don’t know the answer, gelatin is made of glycine and proline, two amino acids which most people fail to consume in adequate amounts. This is because they are found in the bones, fibrous tissues, and organs which people today don’t consume anymore.
This is really bad as these amino acids are needed for proper skin, nail, and hair growth as well as for weight regulation and optimal immune function.1/3 of the gelatin consists of glycine, which has anti-inflammatory and healing properties. It can also help you sleep easier and better.
Why is gelatin given to sick people in hospitals?
It is considered that gelatin is a clear liquid just like broth, water, tea, juice, etc. Hence, it’s one of the simplest foods for digestion and this is why it’s given to patients in hospitals recovering from something, as their stomach isn’t yet prepared to handle more difficult foods for digestion. When a patient’s stomach is still sensitive, it must receive calories, but mustn’t be distressed additionally.
Jello has sugar, so it’s got calories. Aside from the usual liquid diet reasons. Jello is pretty easy to get through your system. If you’re trying to get better, having something easy to digest is good for you. Especially if you’re on a jello and liquids only diet. Another reason is that they make so much of it every day for all those liquid diet people that they just give it out to everyone since they have so much left over.
Gelatin can reinforce your gut integrity by stimulating gastric acid secretion and restoring the mucosal lining of the stomach. It also absorbs water and keeps fluids in the digestive tract, effectively promoting good intestinal transit and healthy bowel movements.
Gelatin – Health Benefits
Gelatin contains large amounts of protein and it is a great way to add more protein to your daily diet. As a matter of fact, a tablespoon of gelatin provides up to 6 grams of protein.
Gelatin naturally binds to water and helps the food move through the digestive tract easily.
Gelatin is excellent in the fight against food allergies and intolerances because it heals the stomach lining and the digestive tract.
Gelatin is great for maintenance of bone and joint health as it is rich in amino acids, crucial for the prevention of weakness and degeneration of the joint cartilage.
Gelatin is highly recommendable for maintenance of bone and joint health because it has an abundance of amino acids, needed or the prevention of degeneration and weakness of the joint cartilage.
Gelatin improves the quality of the hair, teeth, and nails as it is rich in keratin-a powerful protein found in the nails, hair, etc.
Gelatin betters the skin elasticity and by consuming it more often, the skin will become softer. It’s a far better option than collagen facial creams.
It speeds up the healing of minor wounds as glycine has anti-inflammatory properties.
According to one study, people didn’t only sleep better when they have consumed glycine, but they also reported less daytime drowsiness and improved cognitive function. Therefore, gelatin is what you need if you want to improve your sleep quality.
Gelatin can help with weight loss – the experts say that it increases the production of Human Growth Hormone and to boost metabolism.
Homemade Jelly – RECIPE:
- 1 Cup orange juice (freshly squeezed)
- 1 Cup of grape juice or fresh strawberries.
- 3 tbsp. unflavored gelatin
- 1 Cup of green tea
- Honey or stevia
- Cook the green tea and add honey or stevia, to your preference
- Then, stir in the unflavored gelatin and let it dissolve
- Remove from heat and allow it to cool off
- Add the orange juice and grape juice
Transfer the mixture into a container and keep it refrigerated for at least 3 hours
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