Why gelatin is fantastic as a food
Gelatin & collagen is fantastic for digestion, strengthening skin, hair, nails, reducing joint pain and inflammation and increasing collagen production.
Important for :
- Skin elasticity
- Connective tissue production
- Bone and joint health
- Promotion and stimulation of cell growth in joint cartilage
- Restoring mobility of the joints by decreasing inflammation and joint pain (like the pain experienced from arthritis).
- Detoxification due to the amino acid Glycine
Gelatin is fantastic for the gastrointestinal system. Food grade gelatin has a very special job too. It aids digestion and absorption in the gastrointestinal tract. Gelatin naturally binds to water, helping the flow of the digestive tract. Taking food grade gelatin can assist digestion and absorption which has been known to reduce food sensitivities by reducing inflammation in the gastrointestinal system.
Gelatin is an excellent source of protein
Gelatin is the cooked or broken down form of collagen. Collagen is the protein essential for supporting the integrity of the skin. It tightens the skin and is anti-aging. It is high in keratin and is fantastic for maintaining skin elasticity, ligaments and connective tissue support.
Gelatin is an excellent source of protein for physically active people who exercise regularly at the gym or with personal trainers. It increases muscle mass and muscle performance. You can substitute gelatin for whey protein powders as it has no fillers, sugars and chemicals and it is much better for you.
How to get gelatin from food
Gelatin use has been lost over the years due to increased processing and packaging of food. Food production is now chemical, technical, advanced, quick, fast, NOW! Because of this, food is now chemically created to be better and last longer than the foods of the past, but it does not contain all the goodness of the past.
“Along with gelatin, many nutritious factors have been lost due to processing and packaging foods”
Today you can buy soup packets, soup in a can, cup of soup (just add water) and other varieties of soup. When Grandma used to make soup, she cooked a chicken, bones and all, after eating the meat for dinner. She then boiled the carcass with some veggies to make ”real” chicken soup. The bone carcass is where the gelatin goodness came from. Now days processing plants strip the chicken, sell the meat and discard the carcass for pet foods. Essentially pets now eat better than us, getting all the goodness from the bones.