Jello is much more than a sweet dessert. It’s a food source of gelatin that is critically important for healing your gut. This recipe for a Coconut Jello American Flag is fun and healthy too!
Of course, I’m not talking about commercial jello with all the food additives, food dyes and sugar or worse, artificial sweeteners.
That jello is toxic.
I’m talking about the gelatin that you can use in recipes that is sourced from grassfed animals that have been humanely raised.
Gelatin is an critical part of the daily diet, because it supplies the important amino acids, proline and glycine – two amino acids that many people do not get enough of.
Gelatin is made from the bones and skins of animals and it contains collagen, which is a component of the connective tissue of animals and humans. This connective tissue is what holds your bones together in the form of tendons and ligaments and it is also part of the mucous membrane layer of the intestinal lining.
Gelatin is derived from collagen.
It is the protein portion of collagen.
Collagen is the single most abundant protein in the animal kingdom. Made from proline, glycine and hydroxyproline these amino acids are abundant in the cartilage, bone and the skin of animals and fish.
Biochemically, there are several different types of collagen which appear in different types of tissue from bone, tendon and ligament to mucous membranes throughout the body including the intestinal tract and the cornea of the eye.
Collagen is part of our very makeup.
Many digestive and joint problems can appear if you are deficient in collagen. Therefore, it is very important to supply your body with collagen in as natural a form as possible.
The best way to do this is with bone broths, as the collagen and gelatin from the bones will be present in the broth in a form that is easy for the body to assimilate. Sadly, most people do not drink homemade bone broth.
Another good way to get collagen and gelatin into your diet is by using gelatin from grassfed cows in recipes.
This recipe is a fun way to get some gelatin into a meal along with other good foods like coconut milk and berries.
This is a fun dessert to make with the kids for the holiday weekend.
Little do they know that it is also a way to get some important gelatin into their growing bodies.
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