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What Are the Health Benefits of Knox Gelatin?

author image Jill Corleone, RDN, LD
Jill Corleone is a registered dietitian and health coach who has been writing and lecturing on diet and health for more than 15 years. Her work has been featured on the Huffington Post, Diabetes Self-Management and in the book "Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation," edited by John R. Bach, M.D. Corleone holds a Bachelor of Science in nutrition.
What Are the Health Benefits of Knox Gelatin?
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Other than being a recognizable brand name, Knox gelatin is no different than any other flavorless gelatin made from the collagen in animals. As a source of collagen, Knox gelatin has been touted to help in the treatment of arthritis, but there's no evidence to support such claims. The gelatin is low in calories and contains no fat or carbs.

Knox Nutrition

One serving of Knox gelatin has 6 calories and 1 gram of protein per serving. It's flavorless and odorless and makes a good low-cal thickening agent for desserts, jams and jellies. You can also use it to add body to egg whites and whipped cream, according to the Knox website.

Knox and Arthritis

In the 1990s, a study conducted at Ball State University showed that gelatin helped decrease joint pain in athletes better than a placebo. This study was never published in any peer-reviewed scientific journal, however, according to the Arthritis Foundation. In fact, when you eat Knox gelatin, your body treats it like any other food, digesting the collagen into amino acids, which are then used as your body needs them, not specifically for your joints.

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