Why was it that when you were sick, growing up, did everyone’s mom offer up chicken noodle soup? It’s not just that chicken noodle soup is good for the soul! Turns out, our moms really did know what they were doing…..well…..or that they did a great job of faking it! It wasn’t the noodles that were good for you. Here’s 9 things you need to know about the benefits of bone broth, today! Lets look at them all:
9 things you need to know about the benefits of bone broth today!
- Its rich in minerals that support the immune system
- Contains healing compounds like collagen, glutamine, glycine and proline(collagen is the good stuff that helps you stay youthful, helps texture & appearance)
- The collagen helps heal your gut lining and reduces intestinal inflammation(you’ve probably heard of the term “leaky gut”), bone broth can help it!
- Helps treat cellulite( hmmm, perhaps I’ll be doing bone broth bath soaks……..wait, is that a thing? haha)
- It contains minerals in forms that your body can absorb better(magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, calcium, sulpher and other minerals)They contain chondroitin sulfate(glucosamine) which reduces inflammation & arthritis. You’ve probably heard of glucosamine chondroitin- just drink bone broth and its the same ingredient! As bone broth simmers, collagen is leached into the broth, which makes it easy for the body to absorb it, which in turn helps our cartilage.
- Amino acids are produced when bone broth is made, which reduces inflammation in the respiratory system and improves digestion.
- Bone broth contains gelatin, which acts as a cushion for our joints, and helps our bones glide without friction.
- It helps in detoxification of the liver.
- Bone broth helps your metabolism and aids in anabolism, thanks to the amino acids in it.
If thats not enough to start making you incorporate bone broth, today, in your diet, then you might need to re-read these 9 benefits of bone broth, slower!
All bone broth isn’t made equal! A lot of companies produce chicken stock but are made with bouillon cubes & sauce mixes. They also contain MSG, which is a neurotoxin. Just because its easy to pick up a can of broth in the store, realize you wont be getting all the benefits mentioned above! To really get all of the benefits, you can easily make your own with grass-fed cow bones from a farmer or from an online health food store. Next time you roast a turkey, or whole chicken, just save the bones and freeze them(being sure to wrap them well). Below is an easy and delicious recipe from Wellness Mama, one of my favorite blogs!
Here are some key essentials you’ll need to make your broth: