Gelatin is made from glycine and proline that are amino acids that many don’t consume enough daily.
These two acids are found in bones, fibrous tissues, and organs that people don’t eat these days. These amino acids are essential for healthy skin, nail and hair growth, as well as weight regulation and improves immune function.
Glycine makes up for 1/3 of the acids in gelatin and it has anti-inflammatory components that help speed up the healing process and improves your sleep quality.
Why it is given to people in hospitals?
Its an easy food to digest and is known as a clear liquid. Gelatin is commonly handed to patients as their stomachs can handle it.
When recovering, the body needs food that is able to be digested easily, which means jello is perfect for them. Jello is a colored-gelatin that improves digestive health and integrity by improving the gastric acid secretion, and restoring the healthy mucosal lining of the stomach.
Gelatin is found to absorb water and aids in keeping the fluid of the digestive tract leveled. With that, it helps with normal bowel movements and good intestinal health.
Its health benefits:
-Gelatin is rich in proteins and only 1 tbs. contains six grams of protein;
-It also improves the digestion as it naturally binds to water and it helps the food to move easily through the digestive tract;
-It also improves joint and bone health as it contains amino acids that strengthen the joint’s cartilage;
-It helps with intolerances of food and allergies. It heals the digestive tract and the lining of the stomach;
-It also eliminates toxins. The amino acid- glycine assists the liver to remove the system’s toxins;
-It contains keratin that is great for the skin, teeth, nails and hair. Therefore, it promotes teeth, nail and hair health.
-It improves the skin elasticity because it is made up of collagen and its regular consumption will make you feel younger and healthier;
-It heals the wounds faster as it contains glycine that has healing and anti-inflammatory properties;
-It is also helping you to sleep better and according to a study it improves the quality of sleep and regular consumption can shake off the drowsiness and improve the cognitive function;
-It also helps the weight loss and according to experts it stimulates the human growth hormone production and it boosts the metabolism.
Here’s a homemade recipe for some yummy homemade jelly!
-Three tbs. of unflavored gelatin;
-One cup of green tea;
-One cup of fresh strawberries or grape juice;
-One cup of orange juice (freshly squeezed);
-Stevia or honey
Book the green tea and add some honey and stevia first. Then, add gelatin, Mix until the gelatin is dissolved. Put it aside from the heat and leave to cool. After, add the grape and orange juice and mix them well. At the end, pour it in a container and refrigerate for three hours. Then your jelly is ready for your enjoyment!