12 Sugar-Free Ways to Use Unflavoured Gelatin in Your Diet
One of the most frequently asked questions customers ask is about the differences between unflavoured gelatin and collagen hydrolysate. This is a valid question, as the only obvious difference is the colour of the can or bag! In a nutshell, collagen has gone through a process called hydrolyzation in which the protein molecules are broken down to be more easily dissolvable and digestible, and thus easier to use. It is also non-gelling, which is awesome if you are wanting to use it in something cold and don’t want a ‘Jello’ texture.
On the other hand, gelatin needs to be dissolved in hot water, and will gel like ‘Jello’ when cooled. This is not quite as handy for everyday supplemental use, but absolutely essential in many cooking and baking recipes. The health benefits of collagen and gelatin are very similar, though studies have shown gelatin has greater soothing properties to the digestive system. Additionally, it’s even been known to coat the digestive tract with a soothing layer, making it ideal for those dealing with digestive diseases like Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, and IBS.
So what are some of its other awesome benefits? Here are just a few.
- Gelatin is a source of 18 different amino acids, which makes it a great supplement for overall gut health.
- Protects Joints and Lowers Joint Pain
- Helps Improve Sleep Quality
- Lifts Your Mood and Improves Cognitive Abilities
- Improves Skin Health
- Improves Gut Health and Digestion
- Helps Maintain Heart Health
- Maintains Strong Bones
- Helps You Feel Full
You can incorporate natural gelatin into your diet by making bone broth as well as eating plenty of bone-in meats with the skin. There are many amazing dessert recipes to explore as well, and the round-up below is meant to just get you started! For you ‘Trim Healthy Mamas,’ we’ve done our best to make sure all these recipes are compliant. Most of them fall in the ‘S’ category.
12 Delicious Sugar-Free Ways to Use Unflavoured Gelatin
Are you struggling to find a good source for quality unflavoured gelatin? We love the Trim Healthy Mama brand as well as Great Lakes. They are similar in price and usage. (US customers can purchase here or here.)