When rats are fed diets low in methionine, cysteine, or tryptophan, or diets high in glycine, they tend to live longer. Gelatin is low in methionine, cysteine, and tryptophan, but high in glycine. So if humans are anything like rats a diet with more gelatin and less muscle tissue should promote longevity.
I take it for mostly this reason... To balance out the aminos. Our ancestors ate more skin, tendons, etc that had collagen (gelatin). Many paleo folks eat muscle meat upon muscle meat... Not really that paleo.
Also, I take it because it makes my skin, hair, and nails look amazzzzzing. I am hoping this is edible Botox so to speak... Since all of the beauty creams are filled with collagen, and here I am eating it.
I am hoping that 20 years down the road I will not only thank myself for better skin preservation, but also for better joint health. Gelatin is part of my long term beauty preservation strategy along with plenty of sleep, coconut, sun screen (yes I disagree with the paleo crowd on this pt), and little alcohol/drugs/etc. Gelatin is also part of my LT strategy for better joint/bone health along with lifting heavy, etc. I do a lot of things to be preventive so later I don't have to try to fix things I've damaged in my youth.
Last edited by TQP; 04-17-2014 at 10:00 PM.
I have always liked Jello for desserts myself, but I started incorporate gelatin regularly into my diet a couple of years ago and I now eat it every day due to the good effects that I see from using it; finger and toe nails grows stronger and faster, little or no joint pains after lifting, better hair and less dry skin are among things that I notice. And Jello is also very tasty together with coffee and helps hydrate me before the more substantial meals in the late afternoon.
So yes, I definitely belong to the gelatin cult now…
"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."
and those expensive collagen-creams are worthless since the collagen cells are too big to be absorbed through the skin. :O
made another batch with cherry juice today. 1 qt juice + 6 T gelatin in an 8x8 glass dish. twice the amount of gelatin i used the first time. WOW is it firm, lol. i cut it into cubes and can eat it out-of-hand. no spoon required.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.
– Ernest Hemingway