10 Reasons You Need To Be Drinking Bone Broth

10 Reasons You Need To Be Drinking Bone Broth

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Bones, cartilage and marrow are packed full of vitamins, minerals and complete proteins. But because we can’t eat bones, cooking them into a broth is the best way to extract those powerful nutrients. Bone broth is a rich source of famed proteins and amino acids such as collagen, glutamine, proline and glycine; and broth provides these nutrients in a form that is easily absorbed and healing to the body. But how exactly can bone broth help our health? Here are our top 10 reasons why everyone should be drinking bone broth.

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1. Strengthens the immune system

It is often said that chicken soup will fix a cold; and there is some truth to that because the amino acids found in bone broth have been shown to boost the immune system. Research on chicken broth has found that its anti-inflammatory effects may help to reduce the development of upper respiratory tract infections.

2. Repairs leaky gut

Leaky gut is when gaps occur in the lining of the gut, letting undigested food particles move into the blood stream. This leads to an immune system response causing food sensitivities and digestive complaints to occur. Bone broth contains essential amino acids and trace minerals that help to repair leaky gut, reducing common gastrointestinal complaints such as bloating.

3. Encourages a healthy pH level

Our blood maintains a narrow pH range and the food we eat can disrupt that balance. While animal meat is acid-forming, broth made from animal bones is rich in alkalizing minerals. Alkaline diets have been shown to help our body to function optimally; reducing the risks of developing heart disease, improving bone strength and preventing kidney stones from developing. 

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4. Gives you glowing skin

Many skincare companies add collagen to their products for anti-aging benefits. One of the most abundant proteins found within the human body, collagen helps form tissue that gives our skin smoothness, elasticity and a youth appearance. Collagen naturally occurs in bone broth and is well absorbed in the digestive system. Bone broth also contains proline, a well-researched amino acid which can repair damaged skin. Adding bone broth to your diet can have a lasting impact to the health and appearance of your skin. Collagen reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and promotes firmer, glowing skin. 

5. Increases electrolytes

Bone broth is a great way to obtain electrolytes including sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Electrolytes help to keep the body well hydrated, maintain energy and are important for muscle, nerve and cognitive function.

6. Supports healthy digestive habits

The gelatin within bone broth absorbs water, allowing for more fluid in the digestive tract so that food may move through the gut properly. This aids regularity and assists healthy bowel movements. 

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7. Supports strong, healthy bones

As we get older, we naturally experience wear and tear, and cartilage becomes damaged. We need collagen and proline to restore cartilage and reduce stiffness; and gelatin to support healthy bone mineral density and reduce friction. Not only is bone broth packed with amino acids which reduce pain and inflammation from aging, it contains an array of nutrients that are specifically nourishing to our bones.

8. Helps to accelerate weight loss

Because bone broth is an excellent source of nutrients, it is encouraged to drink during periods of fasting. It fits in well with a high fat, low carb diet; and may help to reduce signs of the ‘keto-flu.’ As bone broth is rich in collagen, it can also reduce the development and appearance of cellulite, which develops due to a lack of collagen-formed connective tissues.

9. Improves sleep

Bone broth is rich in glycine, an amino acid and neurotransmitter which works on the central nervous system. Glycine has been found to improve sleep, reducing the amount of time it takes to fall asleep and improving morning fatigue.

10. Enhances detoxification

Bone broth contains nutrients needed to support cellular and liver detoxification. The nutrients in bone broth help detoxify the body by flushing out toxins, excess hormones and other waste. Mineral rich, bone broth also helps to eliminate heavy metals such as mercury and lead as it works as a chelating agent.

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Homemade Bone Broth Recipe

  • 2kg of bones 
  • 1 Large onion (skin on or off)
  • 1 Bulb of garlic (skin on or off)
  • 2 Carrots chopped 
  • 3 Celery stalks (with leaves)
  • 1 Leek or fennel bulb chopped
  • Any other vegetables off-cuts (these can be placed in the freezer and stored until you are making a broth) 
  • 1 Cup of fresh parsley 
  • 2 Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (to assist nutrient assimilation) 
  • 1 Teaspoon of peppercorns 

Directions 

  1. Place all ingredients (except parsley) into a large pot and fill with water to cover
  2. Bring to the boil and remove any scum that rises to the surface
  3. Cover and reduce to a simmer for 6-24 hours
  4. 10 minutes before turning the heat off, add parsley and season accordingly
  5. Once cooled, remove vegetables, squeeze out any liquid, and strain
  6. Pour into containers and store in the fridge, or freezer 

Since we don’t eat bones in their whole form, simmering them into a broth is the best way to obtain their nutrients. It is a wonderful addition for people who cannot have large amounts of meat in their diet, who are fasting, or value nutrient density. Bone broth is a simple addition to any diet, and a staple in the kitchen. It can be used in the same way that you would use water, to cook grains, as a base in a soup, or simply enjoyed as a warm drink.

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10 Reasons You Need To Be Drinking Bone Broth

Bones, cartilage and marrow are packed full of vitamins, minerals and complete proteins. But because we can’t eat bones, cooking them into a broth is the best way to extract those powerful nutrients. Bone broth is a rich source of famed proteins and amino acids such as collagen, glutamine, proline and glycine; and broth provides these nutrients in a form that is easily absorbed and healing to the body. But how exactly can bone broth help our health? Here are our top 10 reasons why everyone should be drinking bone broth.

Bone Broth Strengthens the immune system.jpg

1. Strengthens the immune system

It is often said that chicken soup will fix a cold; and there is some truth to that because the amino acids found in bone broth have been shown to boost the immune system. Research on chicken broth has found that its anti-inflammatory effects may help to reduce the development of upper respiratory tract infections.

2. Repairs leaky gut

Leaky gut is when gaps occur in the lining of the gut, letting undigested food particles move into the blood stream. This leads to an immune system response causing food sensitivities and digestive complaints to occur. Bone broth contains essential amino acids and trace minerals that help to repair leaky gut, reducing common gastrointestinal complaints such as bloating.

3. Encourages a healthy pH level

Our blood maintains a narrow pH range and the food we eat can disrupt that balance. While animal meat is acid-forming, broth made from animal bones is rich in alkalizing minerals. Alkaline diets have been shown to help our body to function optimally; reducing the risks of developing heart disease, improving bone strength and preventing kidney stones from developing. 

Bone broth gives you glowing skin.jpg

4. Gives you glowing skin

Many skincare companies add collagen to their products for anti-aging benefits. One of the most abundant proteins found within the human body, collagen helps form tissue that gives our skin smoothness, elasticity and a youth appearance. Collagen naturally occurs in bone broth and is well absorbed in the digestive system. Bone broth also contains proline, a well-researched amino acid which can repair damaged skin. Adding bone broth to your diet can have a lasting impact to the health and appearance of your skin. Collagen reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and promotes firmer, glowing skin. 

5. Increases electrolytes

Bone broth is a great way to obtain electrolytes including sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Electrolytes help to keep the body well hydrated, maintain energy and are important for muscle, nerve and cognitive function.

6. Supports healthy digestive habits

The gelatin within bone broth absorbs water, allowing for more fluid in the digestive tract so that food may move through the gut properly. This aids regularity and assists healthy bowel movements. 

Bone Both Supports strong healthy bones.jpg

7. Supports strong, healthy bones

As we get older, we naturally experience wear and tear, and cartilage becomes damaged. We need collagen and proline to restore cartilage and reduce stiffness; and gelatin to support healthy bone mineral density and reduce friction. Not only is bone broth packed with amino acids which reduce pain and inflammation from aging, it contains an array of nutrients that are specifically nourishing to our bones.

8. Helps to accelerate weight loss

Because bone broth is an excellent source of nutrients, it is encouraged to drink during periods of fasting. It fits in well with a high fat, low carb diet; and may help to reduce signs of the ‘keto-flu.’ As bone broth is rich in collagen, it can also reduce the development and appearance of cellulite, which develops due to a lack of collagen-formed connective tissues.

9. Improves sleep

Bone broth is rich in glycine, an amino acid and neurotransmitter which works on the central nervous system. Glycine has been found to improve sleep, reducing the amount of time it takes to fall asleep and improving morning fatigue.

10. Enhances detoxification

Bone broth contains nutrients needed to support cellular and liver detoxification. The nutrients in bone broth help detoxify the body by flushing out toxins, excess hormones and other waste. Mineral rich, bone broth also helps to eliminate heavy metals such as mercury and lead as it works as a chelating agent.

Homemade bone broth recipe.jpg

Homemade Bone Broth Recipe

  • 2kg of bones 
  • 1 Large onion (skin on or off)
  • 1 Bulb of garlic (skin on or off)
  • 2 Carrots chopped 
  • 3 Celery stalks (with leaves)
  • 1 Leek or fennel bulb chopped
  • Any other vegetables off-cuts (these can be placed in the freezer and stored until you are making a broth) 
  • 1 Cup of fresh parsley 
  • 2 Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (to assist nutrient assimilation) 
  • 1 Teaspoon of peppercorns 

Directions 

  1. Place all ingredients (except parsley) into a large pot and fill with water to cover
  2. Bring to the boil and remove any scum that rises to the surface
  3. Cover and reduce to a simmer for 6-24 hours
  4. 10 minutes before turning the heat off, add parsley and season accordingly
  5. Once cooled, remove vegetables, squeeze out any liquid, and strain
  6. Pour into containers and store in the fridge, or freezer 

Since we don’t eat bones in their whole form, simmering them into a broth is the best way to obtain their nutrients. It is a wonderful addition for people who cannot have large amounts of meat in their diet, who are fasting, or value nutrient density. Bone broth is a simple addition to any diet, and a staple in the kitchen. It can be used in the same way that you would use water, to cook grains, as a base in a soup, or simply enjoyed as a warm drink.

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