Testimony of the Day
“Thanks Maria Wojcik Emmerich and Keto Adapted! Finally got rid of my Hashimoto’s health issues and could not have done it without you.” – Nicole
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NOTE: I don’t use regular store brand gelatin. I use Great Lakes Gelatin. It is made from pastured cows in Argentina that have not been treated with antibiotics or hormones. I bought a HUGE amount (gelatin doesn’t spoil!)
According to Nourishing Traditions and the Weston A. Price foundation, there are various health benefits to Gelatin, including:
1. Can improve digestion since it naturally binds to water and helps food move more easily though the digestive track.
2. Good for joints and can decrease pain associated with arthritis.
3. Can help tighten loose skin. I get questions all the time on how to do this! Here is one trick!
4. Supports skin, hair and nail growth.
5. Great source of dietary collagen, therefore it helps reduce cellulite! (BEAUTY TIP: do not waste your money on topical creams that claim to reduce cellulite. Collagen is too large to be absorbed by the skin, so those skin creams are a waste of money. Consume it internally and use almond or coconut oil for lotion).
6. Speeds wound healing: Gelatin is mainly 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 a healthy 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.
7. Helps with sleep: Glycine in gelatin can also help improve quality of sleep.
8. Balances hormones: We are living in a “Sea of Estrogen” (yes, even men!), which can be caused by consuming alcohol, excess carbohydrates, hormones in food, phytoestrogens in soy, xenoestrogens found in plastics, heating food in plastic, even soap is estrogenic. This hormonal imbalance causes aging, inflammation, and infertility. Gelatin has anti-estrogenic effects which can help offset the effects of excess estrogen in the body.
9. Weight Loss: It boosts Human Growth Hormone production and boost metabolism. The largest surge of Human Growth Hormone is 30-70 minutes after bed (I write all about the Human Growth Hormone in my book: Secrets to a Healthy Metabolism). To help with weight loss, do not eat 3 hours before bed to let the natural rise of Human Growth Hormone happen (or insulin will stop the natural rise).
You can eat it plain, but I recommend mixing in to a cup of tea by dissolving at least 1 TBS in about 1/3 cup cold water and then adding 2/3 cup of the steeped tea.
So Gelatin is a super supplement!
I was inspired by this blog post on making your own homemade Cheez Whiz, but I didn’t want to use milk (since I don’t recommend lactose) and I wanted to incorporate brown butter! Since that makes everything better!
You may notice that my Cheez Whiz is NOT orange like traditional cheese. This is because I used white cheddar.
Homemade Cheez Whiz
- 4 TBS organic butter
- 1 cup organic beef broth or other broth, boxed is fine
- 1 tsp Further Food gelatin
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/2 tsp Redmond Real salt
- Place the butter in a large saucepan and heat on high while stirring often until butter froths and brown flecks appear (not black! lol).
- Remove from heat.
- Place the broth in a bowl and sprinkle gelatin over it. Sift and allow gelatin to soften for a few minutes.
- Stir broth into the hot butter until well combined. Be careful, it might splatter a little with the how hot the butter is.
- Add in the shredded cheese and stir until combined.
- Place into a blender or food processor (I used my blendtec but THIS food processor works also) and puree until smooth.
- It will be very liquidy at first.
- Pour into a squeeze bottle and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Traditional Cheez Whiz =
"Healthified" Cheez Whiz = 102 calories, 9.4g fat, 4.3g protein, 0.2g carbs (82.8% fat, 16.6% protein, 0.6% carbs)
awesome idea! I am going to have to look up your cracker recipe link. Or is in one of the books…? If you know offhand, would love some direction. I have yet to find a keto cracker that fills the cracker void for me. Thanks for all you guys do!!
I have some good cheese it style crackers in my Kids cookbook. There are also these. 🙂
ps, link to Great Lakes Gelatin not working. Don’t know if its at the shopping cart end, or something you can check, but wanted to let you know 🙂 I’ll check back!
Thank you! I updated it above.
I know plastic has estrogen but what if I don’t heat the food in plastic, such as drink bottled water? Will it still be bad?
Also, could I potentialy Brown ghee in place of butter?
Kelly Mac, if you go to Maria’s Amazon store and select “pantry items” and then “spices flavors and extracts” you will find it there at page 8 or so…..
Just made this, quick and easy. Thinking about adding taco seasoning to make it nacho cheese!
Thanks! Sounds yummy! 🙂
Trying to figure out the difference between all 3 of the gelatins you have in your Amazon store. Could you clarify which one you use and why you use that one over the others? Just trying to see which one is best!
The red gels up. The green doesn’t. 🙂
Hello Maria, question for you…I see you use the red one for this recipe but which do you recommend to add to your tea the red or the green? If the Green does not gel would that be the one to use in drinks? Thank you for all your wonderful information! 🙂
Yes, green if you don’t want it to gel up. 🙂
Yummy!! Totally going to make this. 🙂
So do you use the red or green for this recipe?
She used the red -you can see the cannister in the photo with the tea cup…
Looks like a nice idea but the color is off and really doesn’t appeal to me. I wonder if replacing with chicken broth would make the color look better. Also, I hope that Nicole, the person’s pic in the testimony, is not trying to lose weight. She looks a bit too thin unless that is a result of the Hashimotos.
Hi Maria – when taking gelatin as a supplement for general good health, how much do you recommend daily? If it is morning and night, how close to bedtime should you have it? Thanks as always 🙂
About 1 tablespoon 2 or 3 times a day. Just don’t take at least 3 hours before bed. 🙂
Hi Maria! I just wanted to give my testimony on gelatin. I have been putting it in my coffee for over 6 months now. I recently has my 6th baby and my diastisis healed the quickest it’s ever healed from drinking grass fed gelatin everyday. I never skip it. I can tell how my skin and stretched areas toned so much quicker. Over the holidays we took some pictures and I had more than a handful of people comment on how I looked like a teenager in the pictures. Its no coincidence. The gelatin has tightened my skin and some fine lines I’ve looked at for years in the mirror are lightening up. I’m almost 40 and most think I’m between 16 and 20. Not kidding!!! I used to have a sore body due to an accident. It it slowing going away. I can tell my knees just don’t ache like they used to. This stuff is amazing. I whiz it in my coffee with grass fed butter and it gives it a cappuccino effect. Thanks for posting this! Can’t wait to add the Cheese Whiz to my pantry of yummies!
That is awesome! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Destiny, How much do you put in your coffee? Do you mix it in cold water first and add to the coffee? Thanks for your help!
Hi Maria! I have a question regarding your recommendations for magnesium, if constipation is an issue, do you recommend the citrate magnesium? Thank you!
Yes, I would try citrate in that case. 🙂