Gelatin benefits our gut health, digestion, skin, and muscles but unfortunately gelatin has gotten a bad rap over the years thanks to JELL-O, which completely over-engineered a junky version of it and then added dyes and chemicals.
What is Gelatin?
Gelatin is a powdered form of collagen which is created by “isolating and dehydrating parts of animals, including skin, bones and tissue.” [Dr. Axe] This is why it is so imperative you select a brand of gelatin that is sourced by grass-fed beef. I use Great Lakes Unflavored Beef Gelatin (affiliate link) to ensure I am consuming the highest quality amino acids possible so I can enjoy the most health benefits.
- Improves gut health & symptoms associated with leaky gut syndrome
- Aids in digestion
- Reduces inflammation
- Helps increase absorption of nutrients by helping to heal gut
- Reduces bloat
- Protects and helps lubricate joints
- Aids in body’s natural detoxification in the kidneys and liver
- Eases symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis, osteoarthritis, and arthritis
- Slows down degenerative joint disorder
- Reduces joint pain from exercise
- Improves sleep patterns
- Improves mood
- Can reduce brain fog and increase alertness
- Smooths, tightens, and brightens skin
- Strengthens hair and nails
- Helps keep bones strong (particularly important for us women!)
- Excellent all-natural source of amino-acid—the building blocks of protein!
- Reduce hunger and increase feelings of fullness
- Great post-workout supplement (1T of gelatin is 11 g of protein)
The great thing about gelatin is it is a tasteless powder that is packed with protein! Therefore, it will be unnoticeable in anything you add it to. I promise that it won’t solidify or “gel” unless you want it to!
- I love to put 1T of grass-fed gelatin in my coffee (first mix with room-temp water and then pour in coffee) along with coconut oil.
- Add to:
- fresh squeezed juice
- Make Clean Jigglers (the super healthy version of JELL-O Jigglers)