Many people don’t know what gelatin is, and those few who have already heard about it think that it is just a food ingredient used for making jello. And while that last bit is true, gelatin is truly a food with many miraculous benefits that can make you consider it a super food.
In this article, we will introduce you to the various health benefits of gelatin that will make you include it in your diet more often.
1- Gelatin significantly relieves joint pain. It is understandable when you know that it is the key ingredient for making collagen which connects our tissues together and makes their movements smoother and easier. Without it, movement becomes much more difficult and strenuous.
2- It has high protein content. Gelatin in its purest and most natural form is what you find in bone broth when you prepare it from any type of meat (it is what makes the broth terns to jello-similar consistency when refrigerated). So it is to be expected that it is rich in protein. And we need protein to feel full and build muscle mass and this can aid us a lot in losing excess weight.
3- Since gelatin originally comes from meat bones, it is rich in amino acids as well as protein. Amino acids have a crucial role in building and repairing the tissues of our intestines. And that is important because the intestinal walls get damaged regularly by harmful bacteria, toxins in our food or even unhealthy diets.
4- We have already said that gelatin is the key ingredient our bodies use to make collagen. Did you know that collagen is what your body uses to make your nails strong and your skin elastic? And you can find collagen in the ingredients of top-quality expensive skincare products, and even then it is not as effective as it is when you include it in your diet.