We can all do with some gut-loving treats! These are seriously easy the kids and I made them on the weekend, thanks to inspiration from #pinkfarm orange cremesicle recipe: http://www.pinkfarm.com.au/orange-cremsicles/
Key ingredients: gelatin! I used watermelon for the top layer and as it's so sweet no honey was needed, the second layer is orange and the bottom layer is coconut.
Why is gelatin good for our us and our guts?? Made up of an awesome amino acid profile below are the major amino acids found in gelatin that attribute to gut healing benefits:-
Glycine Glycine acts as a cytoprotectant of our gut mucosa, scavenging free radicals, protecting the mucosal barrier, increase renal clearance of uric acid, production of bile salts, neuromodulator, detoxifies, salicylic acid, liver, benzoic acid and lowers triglycerides, glycine is great for improving the quality of sleep via increasing our NREM cycle. For women suffering from menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding), Chinese medicine believes gelatin is an effective remedy for deficiency blood building.
Proline Is high in collagen/gelatin and is a valuable amino acid for connective tissues. This attributes to gelatin's supportive role for our muscle and joint flexibility and promoting healthy glowing skin! This is what I've found to help psoriasis and eczema cases. For ourselves and our children, the proline in gelatin will help those who have persistent strains and sprains, those with joint hypermobility, osteoarthritis, cardiovascular disease and anti-ageing!!
Glutamic acid Glutamic acid when consumed in a whole food from sources such as gelatin naturally converts to glutamine. Glutamine is popular for healing leaky gut, acid-base balance, ammonia detoxification, immune enhancer, improves gut immunity and gut barrier function, a precursor to GABA (gamma amino butyric acid) help neuronal health, memory and learning, reduces inflammatory cytokines energy source for intestinal enterocytes, lymphocytes, macrophages and endothelial cells.
other amino acids present in gelatin are alanine, arginine and hydroxyproline.
Ref: The Nutrient Bible, 9th Ed, Henry Oseiki aminoacidstudies.com Amino Acids and Gut Function, W. W. Wang, S. Y. Qiao, D. F. Li Healing with Whole Foods, Paul Pitchford, 3rd Ed