Gelatin is made up of proline and glycine which are amino acids. These amino acids are also found in the fibrous tissues, organs and bones of animals that we consume.
However, because we mainly eat the flesh of animals our body may lack these amino acids in sufficient amounts.
The importance of these amino acids to our health include:
- They help to boost immunity
- They are needed for the proper growth of skin, nails and hair
- They help with regulating weight
The glycine makes up about a third of the amino acids contained in gelatin powder and it has very powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It will help fight sleeplessness and insomnia while also aiding the rapid healing of wounds.
So Why Do They Give Gelatin To Hospitalised People?
Gelatin is given to patients in a hospital in form of a jello which is a clear liquid similar to juice, water, broth or tea. It is easily digested by the body and it is ideal for patients recovering from a surgical operation.
Jello has calories as it contains sugar and it is easy on your stomach when you are recuperating and cannot digest heavy food properly.
Your digestive system and gut integrity can be greatly improved as gelatin boosts gastric acid secretion while it restores the mucosal lining of your stomach.
Two major digestive issues are low stomach acid and an impaired gut which gelatin helps to rectify. With gelatin you will have good intestinal transition and a healthy bowel movement as it absorbs water and helps to keep fluid in the digestive tract.
The Health Benefits Of Gelatin
- It is rich in protein and it is estimated that there is about 6 grams of protein per tablespoon.
- It boosts your digestive health as mentioned earlier it will help absorb water and keep fluid in the digestive tract which allowd easy bowel movement and prevents constipation.
- If you have food intolerance or allergies then gelatin can help rectify this problem.
- It improves your joint and bone health as it is rich in amino acids proline and glycine that help to prevent joint cartilage degeneration and weakness.
- It cleanses the liver if harmful toxins, this is the function of the glycine in gelatin.
- It improves your nails, hair and skin as it enriches it with keratin which is a protein that is predominant in teeth, skin, hair and nails.
- Your skin’s elasticity is improved as gelatin is actually cooked down collagen.
- It helps to rapidly heal wounds.
- It will help you fight off sleeplessness and insomnia.
- It will help you shed weight as it boosts both your metabolism and Human Growth Hormone.
DIY Homemade Jelly Recipe
- Organic orange juice (freshly squeezed) – 1 cup
- Organic grape or strawberry juice – 1 cup
- Pure natural honey or stevia
- Green tea – 1 cup
- Unflavored gelatin- 3 tablespoons
- Cook the green tea and add some pure honey or stevia.
- Add your unflavored gelatin,stir until it is properly dissolved.
- Take it down from the heat and allow it to sit and cool off.
- Add your grape and orange juice to the mixture.
- Pour out the mixture into a bowl and then refrigerate for a minimum of 3 hours and it’s ready for consumption.
Source: Stay On The Healthy Path