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post #21 of 41 Old 04-20-2013, 11:47 PM
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Horses in North America are not slaughtered to make gelatin, or any kind of food really. The price that kill buyers pay for horses is less than what it cost to raise them. No, food is just a side effect the real reason horses are slaughtered here is because of over breeding. If you don't want horses going to slaughter, that's the problem you need to work on.

On another note, I didn't know gelatin was partially made from skin. I guess that explains why it's so good for dry skin (which it is, and it's cheaper than any skin cream you can buy).

Do you eat it or put it directly on your skin? For the benefit to your skin.
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Do you eat it or put it directly on your skin? For the benefit to your skin.
That is folk wisdom, and not really backed up by the nutritional facts. I found this out after I made a fool of myself in a nutrition class and my instructor pointed out that eating Jello to help grow fingernails and better skin is a fallacy. Here's info from the 'net on the subject...

"Eating gelatin will encourage healthy, longer nails. Gelatin is made of processed collagen (an important protein that provides strength and elasticity to skin), cartilage that lines joint surfaces, tendons, ligaments and many other parts of the body. Gelatin used to come from the bones and skin of cattle. The primary source now is pig skin. Fingernails and toenails, on the other hand (get it?), are made up of keratin. Although it's also a structural protein, it is unrelated to gelatin. Eating gelatin or soaking your nails in it will not affect your nails in any way. And it's not clear why anyone would expect it to do so!"

A Handful of Fingernail Myths - Health - MSN Healthy Living

My instructor pointed out that while there is collagen in Jello, the more important thing for better skin is better overall nutrition.

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Oh goodness, I do not eat Jello, partly for this reason, and mostly because I had a bad batch. It was jiggly in places and chewy in others... Oh goodness it was awful. Completely turned me off jello. I really dislike the texture.

Now other candies with gelatin in it I love.
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I don't care for jello, but I DID have jello shots last night for my birthday!!
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Do you eat it or put it directly on your skin? For the benefit to your skin.

LOL, eat it.
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I hate gelatin. To me it looks and tastes awful.




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You should look at all the other labels of food you eat. It's digusting. I'll take horse parts over a food that was "made" by chemicals. IE, ever eat the ducan hines blueberry muffins? Those blueberries aren't real by any means. They're made.
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Awww man.....one of my favorite summer desserts is a good jello poke cake

and this was just in a news article "FDA approved long ago for castoreum(AKA-secretions from the beaver's anal's glands) to be used as "natural flavor" in processed food. It's used and labeled as "natural flavor" in ice cream, baked goods etc. " It went on to say how it could be found in coffee creamer. Now I have no idea if there is any truth to this but YUCK!

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If you're avoiding gelatin are you just avoiding jello or gelatin? Gelatin is in all kinds of things like packaged meats (the sauce), canned meat, yogurt, cream cheese, margarine, marshmallows...it's even in the capsules that drugs come in.
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You should look at all the other labels of food you eat. It's digusting. I'll take horse parts over a food that was "made" by chemicals. IE, ever eat the ducan hines blueberry muffins? Those blueberries aren't real by any means. They're made.
Part of the reason why I put in a small orchard the year I bought my property. Yep, my blueberries are as real as real can be.

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and this was just in a news article "FDA approved long ago for castoreum(AKA-secretions from the beaver's anal's glands) to be used as "natural flavor" in processed food. It's used and labeled as "natural flavor" in ice cream, baked goods etc. " It went on to say how it could be found in coffee creamer. Now I have no idea if there is any truth to this but YUCK!
It would seriously shock most people to know where some of the ingredients in their food comes from.

Kinda makes you wonder though... what kind of person sits back (when some of this type of stuff was discovered and started being used) and says......" Hey John.... ya think we could get something out of a beaver's anal glands that might taste good?"
"I don't know Bobby, what about crushed beetles.... think we could get some food coloring (carmine, or cochineal) from them and it be tasty??"

Who came up with some of this stuff anyway...
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