Healthy Gelatin Gummies
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Healthy Gelatin Gummies

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26 April 2016

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Gelatin is an odourless, colourless and flavourless food obtained from collagen of various animal by-products such as beef and veal bones, tendon and cartilages. Although this simple food may be sometimes sidelined in the kitchen, it is packed with a host of health benefits.

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For one, gelatin is great for joint pain relief, thanks to the high content of specific essential amino acids that are present in it. A steady consumption of gelatin supplement is also known to have improved muscle growth, bone health and body metabolism.

For me, I love consuming it for its anti-ageing properties. Ingesting gelatin helps to maintain great skin, nail and hair. Think, a more elastic skin! Apart from that, gelatin also has amazing gut-healing properties. It helps to heal the gut lining by enhancing gastric acid secretion and restoring a healthy mucosal lining in the stomach. This keeps a healthy digestive track, and I have to say that a calm and heathy tummy does dictate the quality of my life.

One way of consuming gelatin is through desserts. This is a kid-friendly jelly gummy using natural colouring that is an easy snack. Here is a basic recipe but feel free to play with the ingredients. Enjoy!

Ingredients
  • 30g gelatin
  • 2 cups fruit juice of choice (watermelon, coconut water, kiwi, berries, mango)
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • Honey or agave nectar
Method
  1. Pour half the juice in a bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over it. Set aside.
  2. Warm up half the juice in a pot over slow fire. Do not let it simmer.
  3. Combine the gelatin mix into the juice pot. Add lemon juice and honey to taste.
  4. Mix till combined, pour into mould and let set in the fridge for a couple of hours.
Reference:

Gelatin in Nutrition And Medicine, Gotthoffer NR

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