My friends, meet one of my new fave food/supplements out there, grass fed gelatin. I could go on and on about this stuff, but I’ll try and keep it short and sweet.
Gelatin comes from the skin, bones and connective tissues from animals. Yes, your first thought may be “gross” and I get it…but bear with me for a minute and learn about all the amazing things gelatin can do for you before you write it off.
Gelatin can help in all of the following areas:
- bone health
- gut health (optimal digestion, absorption, and elimination – allergies and sensitivities!!)
- joint pain
- dental health
- skin health
- weight loss
- fragile hair and nails
- wrinkles, cellulite and stretch marks (yes mamas!)
- need I go on?…
I’m a huge fan of Wellness Mama, and continue to use her as inspiration and a resource in this area. Check out her article on 12 Uses for Gelatin here. It also lists some additional benefits.
There are SO many uses for gelatin and one of the best ways to incorporate it into your diet is by making homemade bone broths for soup. Just make sure you are getting your bones from grassfed, organic sources, this part is OH SO IMPORTANT! This is also why I only use the Great Lakes gelatin for all my gelatin creations, it’s the only brand recommended by many of the health and wellness community people I admire, so I trust it.
My son’s favorite use of gelatin so far are these homemade vitamin, immune boosting gummies, which you can make it all sorts of fun shapes by buying silicon molds either online, I’ve used amazon, or I’ve also found some great ones at Michaels craft stores.