- helps to heal the gut
- supports skin, hair and nail growth
- boosts and regulates the immune system
- an excellent source of protein
- helps build stronger bones and joints
- improves brain function
- promotes deeper sleep
- protects and soothes the lining of the digestive tract
You can read much more on gelatin at the Weston Price A. Price Foundation website.
The evidence supports the addition on bone broth into your daily routine. I don't have the time or inclination to make bone broth on a regular basis, so I looked for other options and was pleasantly surprised when I learned about the powdered versions! I am still early in my experimenting and will update you on benefits I have seen for myself and my family.
Here are is what I buy:
Great Lakes Gelatin
It comes in two varieties and it’s good to have both in your pantry as you use them in different ways. I have only been able to find this online. I have never seen it in a local store.
Great Lakes Gelatin is the RED can. When mixed with hot or warm liquid it gels up allowing you to make healthy jello and other desserts. The gelling action is not so great in smoothies or cold drinks - I made that mistake when I first started experimenting! - only use RED for a "gummy" or "gelling" recipe.
Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate is the GREEN can. This one dissolves in cold or hot liquids. I always dissolve mine in room temperarture liquid first as to be sure it won't gel up.
Try adding it to smoothies, teas, coffee, or fresh made juices for an easy and super beneficial addition to your daily routine.
I have yet to try any recipes for jellos or gummies, but there are many out there! If you have one, please share.