What is Gelatin? Before we start with this article, I would like to ask you a simple question – do you know what’s gelatin?
Here’s what you need to know – gelatin is largely composed of the amino acids glycine and proline, which many people don’t consume in adequate amounts as they are found in the bones, fibrous tissues and organs of animals and as a population, we don’t consume these parts as much anymore.
These amino acids are needed not only for proper skin, hair and nail growth, but for optimal immune function and weight regulation!Glycine, which makes up about 1/3 of the amino acids in gelatin powder is anti-inflammatory and evidence is finding that it can help speed wound healing. Glycine in gelatin can also help improve sleep ease and quality.
THE MILLION-DOLLAR QUESTION – WHY THEY GIVE JELLO TO SICK PEOPLE IN HOSPITALS:
Here’s the answer – jello is considered a “clear liquid”. Just like broth, juice, water, tea… It’s one of the easiest foods for your body to digest, so hospitals use it a lot for people who are recovering from whatever because their stomachs can’t handle anything rich. Icky tummies need to get calories in a way that doesn’t cause a sick person distress…and Jello has sugar, so it’s got calories. Aside from the usual liquid diet reasons.
Jello is pretty easy to get through your system. If you’re trying to get better, having something easy to digest is good for you. Especially if you’re on a jello and liquids only diet. Another reason is that they make so much of it every day for all those liquid diet people that they just give it out to everyone since they have so much left over.