I am always searching for a way to include more gelatin, a type of protein that is derived from collagen, in my diet. These delicious strawberry snacks make eating gelatin fun, they’re quick and easy to make, and chock full of health-enhancing nutrients.
Gelatin contains glycine and proline, two key amino acids that are severely lacking in our SAD (Standard American Diet). These amino acids are extremely beneficial in building and repairing tissue. Gelatin has been shown to significantly improve skin health, reduce wrinkles and restore elasticity. (Ladies, you’ll love it!) Gelatin also helps prevent arthritis, boost the immune system, boost the metabolism, balance hormones, reduce the appearance of cellulite, and strengthen bones. Appealing, right?
My very favorite health benefit of gelatin is its incredible gut healing properties. Like Hippocrates said, all disease begins in the gut. And as I’ve discussed (in a previous article), when it comes to being healthy, the gut should be our number one focus. Soothing and repairing damaged gut tissue improves digestion and our ability to absorb nutrients, which has the potential to transform our health
So, if you’re like me and looking for a quick and easy way to include more nutrient dense foods in your diet, you’ll love these healing, fruity treats! Kids love them too!
Note: I recommend using grass-fed gelatin. Here’s my favorite one.