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6 Ways to add healing GELATIN into your diet and why you need it.

 

If you’re looking for a magical food that will make your hair, skin and nails look AMAZING, then GELATIN is it!

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Not just any gelatin, grass-fed gelatin. I use this brand. I know it comes from a sustainable farm of happy, humanely raised animals that aren’t fed GMO-laden grains. This is important to me, I hope it is to you too. : )

Gelatin has so many healing uses, I’m continually amazed by all it’s awesome powers. It contains massive amounts of natural collagen so therefore aids in the growth of healthy hair, skin and nails. The collagen you get in the diet actually makes a huge difference, unlike the collagen in your lotions and creams that can’t be absorbed topically, because it is too large to be absorbed by the skin. Ditch the expensive skin care products and start taking gelatin daily for best beauty results!

Another healing benefit of gelatin is healthy joints. Collagen keeps the joints lubricated and helps aid in recovery of joint injuries as well as any other sport-related injuries. Gelatin is great for anyone suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or osteoporosis.

No more constipation! Gelatin helps keep things moving along smoothly, if you know what I mean! It binds to water and sweeps through the digestive tract, clearing away toxins and allowing nutrients to be absorbed through the gut.

Perhaps one of the most important healing capacities of gelatin is that it aids in repairing and rebuilding the lining of the gut. I’m sure you’ve heard of “leaky gut” by now. When the tight junctions in the lining of the gut wall open up too much, they allow pathogenic substances through that can cause  harm to the body, as well as large-undigested food particles that can contribute to food sensitivities. Studies are showing that the health of the gut is so crucial to healing any digestive, adrenal, psychological/mental/emotional disorders. More on this topic later… stay tuned for a “leaky gut” post soon.

Gelatin also boosts immunity, aids in weight loss, helps tighten loose skin, aids in digestion, improves cellulite and provides amino acids to help build lean muscle mass. What a magical whole food!

I would suggest taking a tablespoon everyday. Some people just add it to an 8oz glass of juice or water, mix well and shoot it down the hatch, but here are some other ways to get it into your diet.

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Homemade Gummy Vitamins

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Crustless No-Bake Cheesecake

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Silky Banana Bread Bites

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Homemade Jello

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Paleo Gelatin Chocolate Pudding

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Gelatin Jigglers

What are your favorite recipes that include gelatin?