Gelatin jelly… ring a bell? Wobbly yummy jellies that you ate when you were a little kid, well their base was made of gelatin. Amazed? Yes, gelatin is the same substance that ensures a healthy life. Gelatin is made using collagen that is protein present in an animal’s skin. Gelatin is more commonly known to act as a joint and pain healer as well as a sleep restorer. Are they the only way gelatin is used? Definitely Not! Here are 4 ways the world is using gelatin that’s bound to surprise you!
Yes hair treatment! There is reason for you to be pleasantly surprised. Gelatin can act as a pretty intense hair conditioner and strengthener that may improve your hair. To avail of this treatment, all you need to do is add 1 tablespoon of gelatin in a cup of water along with a teaspoon each of apple cider vinegar and honey. Massage your scalp with this liquid for 5 minutes then rinse.
Digestive Problem solver
Suffering from constipation? Can’t seem to resolve it? Gelatin to the rescue! Gelatin when used in the form of homemade bone broth can act as a digestive aid. It may help heal the digestive tract and soothe your stomach.
Most women have used skin masks from time to time. What if I told you of a skin mask that not only cleans your skin but also strengthens your skin cells? All you have to do is mix one tablespoon of gelatin with 2 tablespoons of water and a tablespoon of fresh lime. Mix these together and apply it on your face for 15 minutes then rinse.
If you are not satisfied after spending lots of money on anti wrinkle cream, here is a cheap alternative. A great way to fight wrinkles is by taking a dose of gelatin containing collagen every day. The collagen works from the inside as a building block of your skin, helping to reduce and potentially eliminate wrinkles.
In all of these methods, we recommend the use of Gelatin powder. Gelatin powder is easy to use and dissolves easily in water.
A well slept person is more likely to be fresh and energetic during the day. The most common sleep related problem that people face is insomnia better known as lack of sleep which causes a host of issues in the body such as metabolic problems, insulin insensitivity, poor blood sugar control, increased pain and inflammation levels and much more.
How to get a Good Night’s sleep?
Gelatin contains a high percentage of glycine, a non-essential amino acid and inhibitory neurotransmitter. It seems to quieten the mind, decrease anxiety and lowers the body's temperature promoting a healthy, sound sleep. Gelatin is not known to induce sleep. It lowers your body’s temperature, which causes the fragmentation in sleep to lessen and in turn allows you to enjoy longer periods of sleep.
How do I use it?
You can add Gelatin in your diet by using our delicious gelatin recipes for beverages that may help you sleep and feel better.
To make a delicious tea that helps you sleep better you’ll need:
1 herbal tea bag (or black tea if caffeine doesn't affect your sleep)
½ tsp sea salt
1 cup of clean water
½ tsp honey
1 tbsp of gelatin
3 tsp of heavy cream and milk
Once you have all the ingredients, start heating the water. While the water is being heated, add all the ingredients except the cream and tea bag in a cup. Pour hot water into the cup and mix it thoroughly. Then add cream and and put the tea bag in there and leave it. Remove the tea bag after 5 minutes giving it a few dips. Your delicious tea is ready to drink.
This drink will make you feel refreshed and ready for a good night’s sleep. Ingredients:
2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
3 tbsp of gelatin
½ cup yoghurt
Pour all the ingredients in a blender and give it a blend until smooth.
Collagen Hydrosylate is the best choice of gelatin product to be used in drinks as it doesn’t "gel" together.
For more information on where to buy your gelatin in Australia head to: http://www.gelatinaustralia.com.au/