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March Nutrition Tip: Gelatin, For What Ails You

By March 5, 2014December 9th, 2014Daily Posts/Tips

This is not a post about Jello shots, but about the health benefits of gelatin, and there are many.

Gelatin is a translucent, colorless, flavorless solid substance that comes from the collagen found in animal bones.  It is used as a gelling agent in food, pharmaceuticals, photography, and cosmetic manufactures.  It’s what makes Gummy Bears Gummy Bears!  It is along in marshmallows (look for a great recipe under the Resources tab on our Home page), gelatin desserts, some ice creams, dips and yogurt.

Because gelatin is made up of animal bones and bone marrow, cartilage, collagen and minerals found in those things, it is a great source of amino acids, which support a healthy mood, strong bones, smooth skin and proper muscle synthesis.  It is vital to get gelatin from the best grass fed/pastured animals possible to avoid the hormones, pesticides, antibiotics and heavy metal contamination found in commercially grown animal protein.

Here is a list of the top 20 health benefits of gelatin:  skin health (collagen) • anti-aging from loss of collagen • wrinkles • teeth, hair and nails • stretch marks • liver detox • weight loss • digestion • leaky gut • strong bones • arthritis support • high metabolism • adrenals • hormone balance • wound repair • allergies • better nutrition • muscle maintenance • lower inflammation.

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