Who would have thought that an old-fashioned dessert could be considered a nutritional pot of goodness! We aren’t, of course, talking about packet jellies laden with sugar, but our new line of paleo Wellness Jellies! But what’s all the fuss about gelatin? Where does it come from and what does it do?
Gelatin is a type of protein that is an important constituent for our connective tissue; that is, our bones, cartilage, tendons and ligaments. It is also an important factor in red and white blood cells and mucous membranes. Additionally, it is also the nutrient that makes our skin supple and smooth. So, when we eat gelatin, we are consuming a nutrient that has so many healing benefits within the body!
Firstly, gelatin aids the strength and integrity of our bones and joints. For healthy bones, we must have strong connective tissue. In order to have strong connective tissue, we require gelatin. This is great for people who suffer from osteoporosis, arthritis and even sporting injuries.
Secondly, it does wonders for our hair, skin and nails. It keeps our hair strong, shiny and smooth; reduces and slows down the rate of wrinkles, keeping our skin looking wonderfully youthful; and keeps our nails from breaking. Why get hair extensions and Botox or collagen (gelatin in a different form) injections when you could just eat dessert!
Thirdly, gelatin is great for our digestive system. Our digestive tract is lined with mucous membranes that absorb the nutrients from the food we eat. Gelatin moistens the surface of the mucous membranes, which heals and seals them and allows optimal absorption to occur. This is great for people suffering from conditions ranging from ulcerative colitis to leaky gut syndrome.
Finally, gelatin plays a role in wound healing, immunity and inflammation. As a part of connective tissue, it helps to heal and seal wounds. As it is present in red and white blood cells, it also boosts our immune cells that help scavenge infections. When our body is sick, it is inflamed. Gelatin assists this inflammation due to its immune boosting properties.
Gelatin also contains the amino acids proline and glycine. Proline is an amino acid involved in wound healing and assisting inflammation. It helps to strengthen muscle cells; improves digestion; and aids healthy cell cycles. Glycine is an amino acid that is crucial for our liver as it assists detoxification. It is also required for blood and glucose formation; healthy metabolism; digestive secretions; and improves sleep (and we all know the importance of getting our beauty sleep!).
So, why not makes your next dessert guilt-free by picking up one of our Wellness Jellies! Your bones, hair, skin, and nails will thank you for it and you will be running swiftly with long, healthy hair dancing in the breeze as people ask you what your youthful secret is. It is also a good dessert substitute for kids (and even adults feeding their inner child!) as opposed to jellies with a high-sugar content. Our jellies are made with Australian grass-fed beef gelatin, which gives you the best nutritional profile, and come in four different flavours; chocolate, almond and vanilla bean; mango, passionfruit and coconut; strawberries and cream; and strawberry, apple and chamomile.← BACK TO BLOG