The Incredible Powers of Gelatin

· August 5, 2014
Jell-o is rich in proteins, helps to strengthen bones, and provides firmness and elasticity to the skin.

You might not already know this, but gelatin is a perfect dessert for fighting off those cravings we get for something sweet every once and a while.

Besides being super refreshing, it is easy to make and relatively cheap.  Gelatin can be a wonderful ally for people who want to lose weight.  And the benefits don’t stop there…It is also known for its ability to prevent and treat illnesses.  So today, let’s take a look at the positive health effects of gelatin!


This incredible dessert is composed of amino acids and proteins.  It contains 9 out of the 10 indispensable substances for our bodies.

As a primary source of collagen, it helps strengthen bones, and helps prevent diseases like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.

When consumed regularly, it can reduce cholesterol levels, put the breaks on aging, controls glycaemia, increases physical endurance, and it can heal wounds.


Eat more gelatin

There are several different types of gelatin, and differences in their consumption according to each one.  The ideal would be to consume roughly 10 grams of gelatin a day, which is roughly one large spoonful of gelatin supplement (found in supplement stores). 

In regards to dietary gelatin, you can easily find it in any supermarket, and should eat it on average, twice a day.  It can be used to make cakes, cookies, ice cream, yogurt, etc.

These two varieties aren’t the only kinds, however.  We should also mention dietary gelatin, for people with diabetes.  This type of gelatin can be found in sheets or in capsules.

With such diversity and so many options, it is always best to first consult a physician: dosage can vary according to personal needs and the specialist you see.


Great benefits

It’s not enough to achieve your goal, however, just by consuming gelatin.  You would need to combine it with healthy practices: you’ll be able to guarantee disease prevention and will defy aging.  You should also know that consuming gelatin helps with the following:

  • Bones: strengthens bones and increases their physical endurance, preventing osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
  • Blood: reduces cholesterol levels, triglycerides, and even controls blood glucose levels.
  • Aesthetics: helps keep the body youthful, hydrates the hair, nails, and skin.  It is a natural wound healer, providing elasticity and firmness to the skin.
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