I just came across this article which talks about gelatin as a healthy protein powder:
I am very intrigued by it because I would like to supplement my diet with extra protein, but don't because I dislike the ingredients of most traditional protein shakes. My questions are:
Thanks for your help.
If you want to use gelatin as a "protein powder", you might want to consider the hydrolyzed form, which dissolves without needing hot liquid.
I use gelatin for weeks at a time. So does Stabby, another paleohacker, and a couple more people if you check other gelatin threads. I personally don't make bone broth anymore because it's so stinky in my little apartment while cooking up!
There are no excitotoxins in pure gelatin products, such as Great Lakes gelatin. There are excitoxins in boxed foods that contain gelatin, such as Jello.
Another option, if you don't like the added ingredients in protein shakes, is to get pure milk protein, pure egg protein, or even a mix of the two. The two most well-known customized protein ordering websites (i.e. no sweetener, thickener, or flavor necessary) are Protein Factory and True Protein. Also, unflavored protein is available on Amazon, but sometimes more expensive and not able to be ordered in small quantities. Also also, organic unflavored protein is amazingly expensive, and a very rare bird as well.
Cheese is far easier to make yourself, and if its from goat its absolutely superior. Far greater taste too, especially in high grade olive oil.
Additionally, it comes with K2, Calcium [probably the best form] and other stuff like α-lactalbumin.
Some people will complain now that its not paleo and sh*t like that, but ignore. If you do not have specific problems with cheese and you don not eat wheat, its generally no problem.
If you live in USA, you might want to find some good source or make your own from raw milk. In Europe, GBH is still forbidden which also means less antibiotic usage. But this is really not much different from any other animal.
Check out AA content: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=100+g+cheese
@Kamal, you like Audrey Tautou movies ? Next step is cheese if you want to be more in the spirit. Cooking bones is not what lady should do :P
No no no 1000 times no.
Back in the 60s people died of malnourishment due to a lack of nutritive value in gelatin protein supplements while following a fad psmf diet. Your body needs more than protein post workout. link text
I don't recommend it. Instead, there are Organic whole egg and raw whey powders available on the market. Whole egg protein is available from true protein.com
All gelatin that is commercially produced is loaded with excitotoxins. So i would never eat it. If you make your own with bone broth that is awesome.
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