What if there was one, effortless way to create smooth, glowing and firm skin? What if we told you that there is, and this magic elixir is hiding in your kitchen? It’s called gelatin.
“J-E-L-L-O” enlists feelings of childhood nostalgia for many of us, and yes, it does contain gelatin, but it also includes chemicals, artificial coloring, sugar and other ingredients you don’t want in your diet. So instead of grabbing for that box of Jello, try adding bone broth or gelatin powder to your diet, a much healthier, all-natural alternative.
Gelatin contains collagen and other essential amino acids that aid with many skin troubles: fine lines, dryness, scarring, redness and more. Here are a few other reasons why we love gelatin.
Gelatin aids in sleep.
Glycine, an amino acid found in gelatin, has been found to help with sleep without harmful side-effects. Glycine is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that has been said to promote calmness and decrease anxiety, making it a great addition to your nighttime ritual.
Gelatin keeps your skin smooth and supple.
Additionally, gelatin contains the amino acid proline. Both glycine and proline are key to collagen production. Collagen is the foundation for your skin’s structure, so making sure you have enough of it in your diet is a great way to keep wrinkles at bay.
Gelatin promotes healthy digestion.
Gelatin can improve your digestive and gut health because of its anti-inflammatory benefits and ability to provide allergy-relief. It has also been said to soothe the digestive tract.
Gelatin helps keep your joints healthy.
Used as a treatment for arthritis, osteoporosis and inflammation, gelatin promotes healthy bones and can reduce joint pain . If you exercise regularly, gelatin is a fabulous protein for building lean muscle. One Thrive Causemetics staffer supplemented her elderly bulldog’s food with bone broth and saw a marked improvement in his mobility.Bone broth is one of the best sources of gelatin. You can buy bone broth at any health food store, but if you’d like to try making it yourself, try our favorite recipe.