3 Ways Gelatin Can Support Gut Health and Digestion
1. Aids in gut repair. Gelatin is beneficial for preventing intestinal damage and repairing the lining of the digestive tract, thereby preventing “leaky gut”. The gut lining is one of the body’s most important lines of defense, since it keeps food particles, bacteria and yeast inside the digestive system (where they belong) and prevents them from entering the bloodstream, which triggers inflammation.
2. Promotes enzymes and stomach acid that break down food. When you don’t produce enough enzymes/stomach acid, you can experience common digestive problems like heartburn, gas, bloating, indigestion, diarrhea, etc. Older people often experience more digestive problems because their stomach acid decreases during the aging process and is worsened by increased stress levels. Gelatin can improve your ability to produce stomach acid and enzymes that are needed for proper digestion and nutrient absorption.
3. Improves bloating and constipation. Gelatin is capable of absorbing water and fluids, which helps prevent fluid retention and stomach bloat while improving constipation.
Jello is a great and easy way to add gelatin to your diet. Give my Lemon Raspberry Jello recipe a try. It’s healthy jello for adults and kids!
Chocolate Chunk Banana Muffins are soft, moist & full of delicious and natural flavour! They’re packed with all the good stuff, including quality protein and healthy fats + naturally sweetened with ripe bananas, so they’ll keep you on track with your health and weight loss goals. Paleo friendly and free of gluten, grains & dairy.
Five reasons to love this chocolate chunk banana muffin recipe …
These muffins are easy to make with basic & wholesome ingredients. Only one bowl (or food processor) required!
They’re gluten, grain & dairy free, yet they’re fluffy, moist and delicious. No one will know the difference.
They’re naturally sweetened with banana, rather than loaded with refined sugar or artificial sweeteners.
These muffins will warm your soul and taste even better with your morning coffee or espresso!
They freeze well and thaw out fast at room temperature or defrost them in the microwave for 30 to 60 seconds, or until gently warmed through. You can also get them a little toasty in the oven or toaster-oven.
Chocolate Chunk Banana Muffins make for a healthy breakfast, snack or treat all year round.
Chocolate Chunk Banana Muffins make for a healthy breakfast, snack or treat all year round. These muffins are soft, moist & full of delicious and natural flavour! They're packed with all the good stuff, including quality protein and healthy fats + naturally sweetened with ripe bananas. Paleo friendly and free of gluten, grains & dairy.
1/2dark chocolate bar, 85% or higher, chopped into chunks
Preheat oven to 350. Grease muffin tin with coconut oil or use liners.
Beat eggs in bowl, mash bananas with a fork on a plate, then add all wet ingredients together and mix thoroughly.
Mix all dry ingredients in a separate bowl then add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and continue to mix until a thick smooth batter is formed. (TIME SAVER TIP: Use a food processor for steps 2 & 3, if you have one)
Add chocolate chunks into the batter and mix (save some to add on top).
Fill muffin tins 3/4 of the way with batter. Top with remaining chocolate chunks.
Bake for 18-20 minutes. Let cool before removing from tray.
*Substitute with 4 flax eggs or 4 chia eggs for egg free version:
1 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp water (whisk until gelatinous and creamy) = 1 egg
1 tbsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp water (Stir and allow to rest for 15 minutes) = 1 egg
TIME SAVER TIP: Use a food processor for steps 2 & 3, if you have one.