Sunday, March 24, 2013

On the benefits of Gelatin

Gelatin is supper good for you. With our overly skinned and boned meats, under eating of dark leafy greens  and over use of the unhealthy vegetable oils we Americans are not reaping the vast benefits of gelatin. It is an animal product, derived from skin, connective tissue, and bones. I know that for some of you it sounds a bit weird, but it is so good for you! Even if you aren't a fan of "Jello" (which by the way is very unhealthy for you. Way to many processed sugars, artificial dyes, and who knows what else) you can still simply dissolve it in water and drink it. In fact taking it with water when you wake up, and before you go to bed is the most recommended way of taking it. I like to take it in the morning and then add it to food whenever I feel like it. I use Great Lakes Kosher Gelatin which is from grass fed cows and is only like $15 at my local health food store.
So what dose it do exactly? It supports skin, hair, and nail growth as well as tightens the skin. It also supports joint health and is a source of protean. It helps to move food through the digestive tract, and it has 18 amino acids. Have you ever heard of a little something called collagen? Well this a fantastic way to get it!
Basically it helps you to look and feel younger. Yes, I'm only 19, but hey, why not start getting this into my diet so that I don't have so many problems when I'm older.
Mamma natural has an awesome video on gelatin. Click here for that video.

Ready for a gelatin recipe? It is so supper easy. All you need is 2 cups of juice, not from concentrate, and 2 tbsp of gelatin.
Place 1/2 cup of the juice in a saucepan and heat on medium  When it has bean heated a bit, add in the gelatin, and stir to combine. Add in the rest of the juice and place in the container that you want it to chill in. Place the container into the refrigerator and chill, just until the mixture begins to set up, approximately 30 to 40 minutes. If you want to add in fruit, now is your chance. Stir in some fruit, then place back into the refrigerator to chill completely. 

Want to know how to make gummies that have fiber in them? Blend 2 cups of fruit with 1/2 cup of the juice from some sort of citrus fruit. Place in a saucepan with 4 tbsp of gelatin. Heat and stir until combined. Place on a baking sheet and refrigerate until firm. Cut into squares with a knife or shapes with a cookie cutter. You have Gummies!

Here is a sight for a bit more info. 

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