The Jell-o trick to better sleep!
Yes, gelatin! Though you probably know it as the main ingredient in Jell- O, it’s also found in marshmallows, bone broth, yogurt and more—and now research has uncovered some surprising youth-boosting properties!
1 Ease creaky joints! U. S. National Library of Medicine research suggests gelatin eases knee pain and improves movement. That’s because gelatin is a form of collagen, an amino acid-packed protein that eases painful inflammation and protects joints from wear and tear! Plus, regular exercisers who consume gelatin often have stronger bones, research shows.
2 Deepen your sleep! Gelatin is chock-full of glycine, a natural compound that calms your nervous system, helping your body power down at night and ushering in deeper, more restorative sleep, Japanese scientists report. Bonus: The better and deeper you sleep, the less apt you are to experience menopause-related weight gain, heart ailments and other age-related ills!
3 Enhance the health of all cells! “The glycine in gelatin is a building block of protein that protects cells and helps your body absorb minerals and vitamins more effectively,” says New York-based dietitian Lyssa Weiss, R.D. That, in turn, reduces your risk of everything from cardiovascular disease to diabetes.
4 keeps Age-proof richest skin’s dietary support source your structure of complexion! collagen, strong, a helping compound Gelatin stop that wrin- is the kles from forming. The catch: Your body’s collagen production declines with age! No wonder a two-month study found that women who took collagen daily had smoother, firmer, plumper skin! Bonus: Supplementing with collagen makes hair stronger and shinier and strengthens nails, reveals research in the Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences.