Gelatin - tasty and healthy

Gelatin has many health benefits and in its pure form – is free of color, additives and sugar. Gelatin is made from the connective tissues of meat animals, which happen to have very nutritious components.

Gelatin-rich foods are a large part of traditional diets. Gelatin by itself has few healthy properties.

  • Gelatin is primarily composed of protein, water and mineral salts. Gelatinous ingredient found in jellos and broths has key health-giving properties that help improve our digestion and relieve allergies in addition to strengthening hair and nails.
  • Gelatin contains six essential amino acids. Glycine, an amino acid found in gelatin, is needed by the liver to efficiently remove toxins from our system. Lysine is easily accessible through gelatin which helps us absorb calcium and build muscle.
  • Gelatin has the unique power of attracting liquid molecules to it and that is why gelatin takes shape when the powder is dissolved in water. It is this attraction that makes the digestion of cooked foods easier. 
  • Gelatin in a child’s diet can heal the stomach and intestines, and thus decrease food allergies. Food allergies are thought to come from a leaky gut. Avoiding allergic foods such as, wheat, eggs and peanut butter can also help reduce allergic reactions.
  • Gelatin contains collagen, which is one of the materials that make up cartilage and bone. This is why gelatin might help for arthritis and other joint conditions.
  • Gelatin rich food helps maintain a more youthful appearance. 
  • Choose gelatin instead of other deserts, if you want to lose weight. 1 cup of jello has only 25 calories (less than 1/2 medium apple).


  1. Anonymous3/25/2013

    Is gelatin recommended for people obsessed by running? Have heard it is useful for ligaments.

    1. Gelatin provides the building blocks for healthy joints and people with arthritis, joint injuries or joint pain might notice a substantial difference from incorporating gelatin rich foods and supplements.