July 7, 2013 at 3:04 pm #7542
I’ve noticed some references to gelatin and I’m wondering if people have seen benefits of adding it in. I first heard about it on Paleo/primal blogs and books but I’m wondering how people on this forum are adding it into their diets? Chicken broth? I read that even jello dessert might be beneficial but am I completely wrong on this? For months I drank homemade broths and still always make a broth out of my left over bones but I’m not eating meat as frequently as before so I’m wondering if I could just eat some jello, which my husband and daughter love! If so, would jello be cooling and I’d need to pair it with something warming like cheese or potatoes with salt?July 7, 2013 at 3:47 pm #7563
I bought some Great Lakes cold soluable gelatin off of the net. I put it in hot tea or smoothies sometimes with probiotics. Supposedly it’s good to take it in conjunction with meat consumption to balance the full spectrum of amino acids. If sugar is not a problem gummy bears are also a source of gelatin. I am not very regular with my consumption and don’t know if its doing a darn thing for me but the things I’ve read about our lack of eating the whole animal in modern life, therefore missing out on the key nutrients from the undesirable parts, does seem to make sense. Have you ever made oxtail soup. At first the idea of eating a cows tail grossed me out but it really was the best tasting thing I think I have ever cooked. Not sure if this helps. Good luck! :)July 7, 2013 at 3:54 pm #7564Mali KorstenParticipant
I would think that jello is about as cooling as a soft drink (as long as you don’t go for a sugar-free variety, which would be very cooling!). But if you consume a small amount after a dense, salty, starchy meal it should be fine. Or have some when you’re thirsty, since it’s essentially solidified fluid! Alternatively, you can add plain gelatin to soups, stews, chilli, sauces, etc. That way you can get the benefits of gelatin without the extra fluid. I often add a couple of tbsp to whatever I’m cooking. It’s not noticeable unless the food is chilled!July 7, 2013 at 5:51 pm #7588Mali KorstenParticipant
Forgot to mention, Panna Cotta is a great, non-cooling way of consuming gelatin in a dessert!
This recipe is awesome: http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2009/04/perfect-panna-cotta/July 7, 2013 at 5:52 pm #7589
Thanks! I’ll try some Panna Cotta. I’ve never made it before.July 7, 2013 at 6:00 pm #7591LesleyLSParticipant
I know this sounds a tad weird, but I started making jello with strong black coffee. I have it in the morning – I was looking for a way to caffeinate but also cut down somewhat on liquid. I do still have coffee but now not nearly as much as before. My coffee jello plus Fage 2% greek yogurt with either raisins or dried plums mixed in gets my temps in the high 98s which is unbelievable. I’ve found the two to be an incredibly warming morning meal for me.July 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm #7605DutchieParticipant
I’ve made gelatin gummies from maple syrup with a bit of vanilla,ligthly grease baking tray with coconut oil,a couple of times now and they don’t make me cold.July 13, 2013 at 5:32 pm #8799Scarlet PimpernelParticipant
I bought a pile of Great Lakes porcine (pork) gelatin before the whole RBTI thing, and I know Matt is staying away from pork in general now. I’m wondering if I should use it or not. Anyone have any opinions? WWMD? LOLJuly 13, 2013 at 6:06 pm #8805
What’s up with the no pork thing? Is it just a random personal choice or does he believe there is some health issue related to it?July 13, 2013 at 6:50 pm #8812Scarlet PimpernelParticipant
Giving up pork was part of RBTI, and then when he added it back in he noticed he was getting chest pains. That happened a few times. So he’s pretty much staying away from pork now. But I wasn’t sure if that would include gelatin as well, although it seems like it would.
http://180degreehealth.com/2012/09/why-i-dont-eat-porkJuly 13, 2013 at 6:57 pm #8814
Just wondering. I had read recommendations in some books on Psoriasis that warned against eating pork so I had cut it out for a while. Then when I did the paleo I ate tons of bacon and never really ruled out any other pork that came my way. I still eat a good bit of bacon but have been thinking of backing off a bit just from a Pufa standpoint.July 13, 2013 at 9:08 pm #8832KaktiParticipant
I like making stock with cod heads best, then roasted beef knuckle bones. I usually use the broth to hydrate some rice to go with some shrimp or the like. Have used knox packets with good success- good consistancy, just no flavor. I’m not so certain I have noticed much of a difference kinesthetically. Though, I love eating it anyways.July 13, 2013 at 10:01 pm #8838j-loParticipant
I like gelatin a lot. As LesleyLS hinted, granulated gelatin is a great way to make liquids less liquidy. I add gelatin to fruit juice. It’s a great way to get in fruit without it being so liquidy. Plus, it adds protein, so with a little added salt I’ve got a great balanced snack any time I want. In fact, I’ve got some watermelon juice gelatin sitting here right now! It’s delicious. My kids love it too.
Also, a lot of people notice that gelatin before bed helps with sleep. I can’t say that it’s dramatic for me, but I do notice an improvement when I eat gelatin before bed.July 13, 2013 at 10:03 pm #8839j-loParticipant
Oh, and I add some gelatin along with milk and butter to mashed potatoes sometimes, and I enjoy the texture so much more than with just milk and butter (and salt, of course.)July 13, 2013 at 11:24 pm #8845
J-lo, watermelon juice with gelatin sounds delicious, refreshing and something my daughter would love as well! How exactly did you make that? And do you find that you need to eat some salty starch with it or is it warming?
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