Does Jello help?

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   Posted 1/10/2009 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I am thinking of going to the store and buying some. Can anyone say it helps UC/Crohn's/D?
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   Posted 1/10/2009 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes it is good. To be honest, I don't like eating jello except when I have to prep, because that is about all you can eat. But it is a clear liquid so tends to agree well with us.
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   Posted 1/10/2009 12:26 PM (GMT -7)   
NostraHistoria said...
I am thinking of going to the store and buying some. Can anyone say it helps UC/Crohn's/D?

Basically, Jello is something you eat when you can't tolerate anything else. But Jello has very little nutrition. I'd suggest getting some Ensure to use as a Jello "topping."
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   Posted 1/10/2009 8:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I've read that gelatin is supposed to be good for your intestines. I make my own though, so I can avoid all the artificial colors and junk. I buy unflavored gelatin, and add it to some some 100% fruit juice, water, and a little honey. I've only tried Welch's Grape Juice, but am going to try using Just Juices Cherry next time.

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   Posted 1/10/2009 9:22 PM (GMT -7)   
If you buy the store brand, I'd recommend sugar free at least providing that you are not sensitive to artificial sweetners as some of us are. The gelatin is good for your fingernails (helps strengthen them and helps your connective tissues as well...even though I can't remember how). Good idea Spooky...I never thought of that.
I have at least 4 boxes of unflavored gelatin in the pantry along with some juices I just stocked up on!
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   Posted 1/10/2009 10:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Broomhilda, I made my first batch of jello without any honey. While not terrible, it wasn't exactly yummy. The second time, I added a tablespoon of honey. It tasted pretty good, but for some reason I used 2 packets of gelatin instead of one, which made for some very solid/bouncy jello tongue. I think the proper recipe would be:

1 cup boiling water
1 cup fruit juice
1 tablespoon of honey
1 packet of plain gelatin
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