Did you know that in the early 1900′s gelatin was one of the primary treatments for celiac, diabetes and even cancer!?
Gelatin is an amazing source of protein for most people and the only protein powder I recommend consuming.
Some of its top benefits include:
- Improves digestion by drawing gastric juices to itself
- Helps joint and cartilage health since it contains supportive proteins
- Heals intestinal track by coating and calming irritation and inflammation
- Contains a wonderful amino acido profile… No tryptophan, which can be inflammatory in too high of doses, and instead contains beneficial proline and glycine
For us omnivores, most of us just consume the muscle meat of an animal and not the skin, bones, tendons, organs, etc. Think chicken breast on a salad or a juicy steak with a baked potato. But this wasn’t always the case… in fact, muscle meat used to be thrown to the dogs while humans kept the more sacred parts. While I can still struggle with eating things like liver and tripe, I can at least consume gelatin regularly to compensate for what I’m missing nutritionally.
You see, muscle meat contains high amounts of the amino acid tryptophan. While we need some of it, too much can cause an inflammatory response in the body. But, if we consume with gelatin, it reduces this effect since gelatin contains zero tryptophan and generous amounts of glycine and proline, two benign amino acids. That’s why the French always consume meat with a gelatinous sauce. Or the Japanese rely on fish broth (using the bones, head, etc.) and nothing is as soothing as homemade chicken noodle soup which is loaded with broth (which when made properly, is loaded with gelatin.)
Many of us our busy and can’t always make homemade bone broth and that’s why I love gelatin powder. It’s a healthy convenience food for busy people.
Tip: Consume 1 TB of gelatin every time you consume animal protein such as fish, chicken and steak to decrease inflammatory response. Or consume 1 TB in your morning and evening team to boost overall joint/digestion health and even surpress appetite since it’s filling.
I like the Great Lakes Unflavored Beef Gelatin and the Bernard Jensen’s Gelatin.
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