Given its common uses, it's easy to do a quick shake of the head or a reread of this title when it comes to gelatin. That which can help set your mohawk straight up in the air turns Jello into Finger Jello or is used to set your gummy bears and gummy worms, don't scream good for you. Given that it's generally made from cattle bones, pigskin or other animal products it's even easier to dismiss outright the suggestion of gelatin's benefit to your health. However, don't scoff and keep reading because this concoction made from the partial hydrolysis of peptides and proteins can do the body well for those who have specific ailments or as a preventative measure before they manifest.
Gelatin ingestion offers a myriad of health benefits, and many of these benefits are more common amongst those that practice a vegetarian diet. Let's be clear, this is the true opposite vegetarianism, but you can take some comfort in the fact that you're at least practicing a nose-to-tail carnivorous diet rather than a factory-farmed meat eating. In this world of convenience and fast food, human diets are considerably lower in gelatin than say life in the 17th Century with meat in your diet. Given that there are now adequate supplies of gelatin from fish sources presently on the market, the pescatarian can enjoy the addition of gelatin in their diets rather than the simple meat-based offerings available to others looking to augment their diets with this important staple whose benefits are described at length below this entry.
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