I’m enjoying my homemade grain free and processed-sugar free banana bread topped with coconut cream this afternoon. This recipe is slightly altered from Sarah Hopkins‘ Healthy Banana Bread and it’s very delicious! INGREDIENTS 4 very ripe bananas 1/4 cup of organic coconut oil or organic […]
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It’s very inconvenient to have “IgG and IgA food sensitivity” to almonds and in particular, if you’re gluten/ grain free like me. It’s inconvenient because many gluten/grain free alternatives contain almonds or almond flour. Well, I guess the result is that I make more homemade breads and […]
I’ve been making my own gelatine gummies but now I’m also getting my hand into making homemade marshmallows using grass fed gelatine powder. It’s a great way to make nutritious treats but it’s still a treat so only consume these homemade marshmallows occasionally. Stay tuned for recipes as I create my favourite ones 🙂
Grass fed gelatine powder is great source of dietary collagen, which contains amino acids like glycine and proline. Most of us don’t consume in adequate amounts of these amino acids as they’re found in bones, fibrous tissues and organ meat. Traditionally, our diet was much higher in gelatine because we were consuming more parts of an animal like skin, tendons and other gelatinous cuts of meat. This means that we’re eating a lot less gelatine than our ancestors.
The glycine and proline amino acids are needed for healthy skin, hair and nail growth as well as optional immune function and weight regulation. In addition, glycine is anti-inflammatory and has shown to help with sleep and promote calmness.
Gelatin can also improve gut health by enhancing gastric acid secretion and restoring a healthy mucosal lining in the stomach. Collagen is also absorbed much better through digestion than through your skin so you might as well stop buying skin creams with collagen.
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