Gelatin is composed of the amino acids proline and glycine, which are
present in the bones, the fibrous tissues, and organs of animals.
However, nowadays, we don’t consume these parts of animals as we did
Nonetheless, these amino acids are crucial for skin, hair, and nail
growth and for optimal immune function and weight regulation. Glycine
makes up 1/3 of the amino acids in gelatin powder which has
anti-inflammatory properties and according to research; it can speed up
What’s more, glycine in gelatin is very useful for improvement of sleep quality.
Why is gelatin given to sick people in hospitals?
Gelatin is considered to be a clear liquid just like broth, juice,
tea, water, etc. It’s one of the easiest foods for digestion so
hospitals give it to people who are recovering from whatever as their
stomachs cannot yet handle anything richer.
Sensitive stomachs need to get calories in a way that the sick person
doesn’t feel distressed. Gelatin has sugar which means that it has
calories. Besides the usual liquid diet reasons, if you are recuperating
from something, you should eat gelatin as it is very easy for digestion
and your stomach won’t be additionally bothered.
Gelatin is also known to better the gut integrity and strengthen the
digestion by improving the gastric acid secretion and restoring the
healthy mucosal lining in the stomach. What’s more, lack of stomach acid
and impaired gut barrier are one of the two most common digestive
Additionally, gelatin also absorbs water and maintains the fluid
movement in the digestive tract, thus, promotes good intestinal transfer
and healthy bowel movements.
The health benefits of gelatin
Gelatin contains 6 grams of protein per tbsp which makes it a great product if you want to add more protein to your diet.
Gelatin naturally binds to water and helps the food move through the digestive tract easily.
Gelatin is excellent in the fight against food allergies and
intolerances because it heals the stomach lining and the digestive
Gelatin is great for maintenance of bone and joint health as it is
rich in amino acids, crucial for the prevention of weakness and
degeneration of the joint cartilage.
Gelatin helps the body release toxins easier. This is because,
glycine, the previously mentioned amino acid, aids the liver in the
Gelatin improves the quality of the nails, hair, and teeth as it is
rich in keratin-a potent protein present in the nails, hair, etc.
Gelatin betters the skin elasticity and by consuming it more often,
the skin will become softer. It’s a far better option than collagen
It speeds up the healing of minor wounds as glycine has anti-inflammatory properties.
According to one study, people didn’t only sleep better when they
have consumed glycine, but they also reported less daytime drowsiness
and improved cognitive function. Therefore, gelatin is what you need if
you want to improve your sleep quality.
Gelatin is highly recommendable for weight loss as experts claim that
it increases the production of Human Growth Hormone and that it
enhances the metabolism.
HOMEMADE JELLY RECIPE
1 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
1 cup of grape juice or fresh strawberries
3 tbsp of unflavored gelatin
1 cup of green tea
Honey or Stevia
First, prepare the green tea and add a bit of honey and Stevia to it.
Then, add the unflavored gelatin and mix until it’s dissolved.
Afterwards, remove it from the heat and leave it to cool down.
Afterwards, add the orange and grape juice and mix well. Transfer the
mixture into an adequate container and refrigerate it for at least 3
hours. Voila, you can now enjoy your tasty homemade jelly!