In general, protein is the more satiating than either carbohydrates or fats. It turns out that certain proteins are more satisfying than other proteins.
Study participants that consumed either alpha-lactalbumin or gelatin at breakfast consumed 20% fewer calories at lunch compared to those consuming casein, soy, or whey at breakfast. Appetite ratings 3 hours after breakfast showed a 40% greater satiation for the groups that consumed either alpha-lactalbumin or gelatin at breakfast.
Gelatin is derived from collagen… the most common protein in the human body. The best sources of gelatin are broths from cooking animal bones and skin (e.g. homemade chicken soup). Sugar free Jello products are also a decent source.
Alpha-lactalbumin is found in milk and whey proteins. It is also the primary protein found in human breast milk, which contains 4 times more than cows milk.
That’s a very interesting argument.
I do know gelatin is extremely healthy for you and supports joints but just like you had said, “not all proteins are the same.” And neither are whey proteins.
Now they are producing the highest form of protein in the past few months which is 100% raw-organic grass fed proteins that are devoid of hormones and pesticides unlike previous whey proteins.
I like that thought of mixing it up though and using Gelatin, I think it’s a great idea, and I’m definitely going to try it!
I recently wrote an article over here on whey protein shakes
you should check out for some recipes too. Let me know what you think.
Very interesting. I don’t think I’ll give up whey as a result of this info but I might do a little experimenting with Jello!
Interesting, i never would have thought! thanks for sharing! =)
Wow, Jello for breakfast! I have heard that guar gum and other fibers have a similar effect. It would make for some thick smoothies.
I think the hunger-fighting properties of the gelatin has to do with the complex molecular structure of it.
That gives it a higher molecular weight which by extension will make it stay longer in the stomach giving that feeling of satiety.
i guess it is time for some jello
Nice post, thanks for sharing this wonderful and usefull information with us.
Gelatin is derived from bone and skin, it is applied to the food and pharmaceutical applications such as jello, as all of you mention, capsule, liquid gel in pharmaceutical and dietary supplement formulations, in beverage and other food products, in cosmetic products as collagen. It is a good ingredient.
homemade chicken soup…
broth from animal bones and skins? it doesn’t sound very appetizing but wouldn’t mind giving it a shot. is there a specific type of animal you recommend?
Interesting … although doing a google search of “gelatin” makes me not want to eat it the way some folks describe it.
Who would have thought gelatin. Ill go get some Jello tomorrow as the broth is a little harder to get my hands on.
As for the Alpha-lactalbumin what would be a good source of that just a whey protein shake or would there be something better
The best source of gelatin is the broths from cooking meat with bones and the skin left on.
Wow, i had no idea. I’ve never heard of jello being a good protein source but I eat a mix of whey and egg whites every morning so i am def up for a new great protein source. Is Sugar-free J-E-L-L-O a good option?