5 Bone Broth Benefits for your Health

February 26, 2018 0 Comments

5 Bone Broth Benefits for your Health

by Kali Kushner

Bone broth isn’t anything new,in fact it’s been around for thousands of years.There’s a reason why we’re always told to eat chicken noodle soup when feeling under the weather, bone broth is extremely healing and nourishing toour bodies providingus with glycine,gelatin,calcium, protein, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin D, potassium, zinc, manganese, copper, boron, iron, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, and B vitamins just to name a few.

The bone broth trend has been booming lately, with claims of people healing their guts all the way toclearing up their skin- it tends to be a“miracle cure”for a variety of different ailments.Luckily, bone broth is super easy to make and (if the bones are left out) you can also make a vegan/veggie broth with most of the samehealingbenefits!

How is it made?

Virtually every bone broth is built on the same foundation: water, meat (or bones), vegetables, and seasoning. The bones are typically first roasted to improve the overall flavorofthe bonebrothand then they aresimmered for a very long time, usually anywhere from8 hours to more than 24.The purpose of bone broth is toproduce gelatin from the collagenfilled joints andrelease trace minerals fromthe bones.These vitamins and minerals are what give the bone brothit’s amazing healing and regenerative properties.

For an easy to follow bone broth recipe try this onehere.

For a vegan friendly option try this onehere.

Benefits of bone broth

From a strengthened immune system to glowing skin,here are five major health benefits of bone broth that’ll makeyou want to jump on this trend right away.

1- Heal your gut: Perhaps the most well known (and some would arguable say number one benefit) to drinking bone broth is healing your gut.A cup of bone broth daily canheal and seal leaky gut AND protect those tummies withoutleaky gut.The gelatin in the bones is said to plug upholes inintestines and restore the gut lining. Overtime, with an improved gut research has shown bone broth can be used to heal food allergies or intolerances (specifically to dairy and wheat)and improve overall probiotic count in the stomach.Bone broth stock is easy to digest andsoothing to yoursystem, allowing you to fully break down and absorb all of the trace minerals and nutrients.

2- Protect your joints:Bone Broth is one of the best sources of natural collagen!After we turn 20, we experience a 1% decrease in collagen every year, why is this important? Well, as we get older we begin to feel these signs of wear and tear, collagenhelps to rebuildour skin, joints, and bones. As bone broth cooks, the collagen from thebones leaches into the broth and becomesreadily absorbable.The gelatin in the broth alsogives us the necessary building blocks tomaintain strong joints and bones.

3- Look younger:Collagen is imperative for maintainingyoung, wrinkle free- blemish free radiantaf skin.Collagen is believed toreduce visiblesigns of wrinkles, decrease facial puffiness, and fight other signs of aging (skin spots, discoloration, etc.).Supplementing collagen can help the body improve its own processes over time and naturally produce more of its own collagen.Drinking just a cup of bone broth a day hasshown significant results in regards to decreasing wrinkles and cellulite.

Dr Axe. Comfound,“ Double-blind, placebo-controlled studies investigating the age-defending properties of collagen have found that 2.5–5 grams of collagen hydrolysate (CH) used among women aged 35–55 once daily for eight weeks supports skin elasticity, skin moisture,transepidermal water loss (dryness) and skin roughness. At the end of only four weeks, those using collagen showed a statistically significant improvement in comparison to those using a placebo with regard to skin moisture and skin evaporation, plus noticeable decreases in signs of accelerated aging, all with little to no side effects.”

4- Sleep better:Research has shown that glycine,an amino acid found in bone broth, is helpfulat improving sleep and warding off chronic fatigue.Glycine improves overall sleep quality and helps those who have trouble sleeping fall asleep faster. You can read more about that studyhere!

5- Protect your immune system:One of the best parts of bone brothagain, is it’s gut supportive benefits.By improving the gut,there is a holistic effect on the human bodywhich works tosupport a healthy immune system. This is mostly due to leaky gut. Leaky gut is a problem where there are basically tiny holes in your gut that allow micro particles of food to travel through and slip into the blood stream. The immune system becomes hyper active, attacking these food particles and showing a hyper inflamed response all over the body (seen as acne, IBS, chronic fatigue etc.).As bone brothworks to heal and seal the gut,it supportsimmune system function anda healthy inflammation response as well.