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Posted on 11-16-2015

Author: Amanda Fuller

What is Bone Broth?

Bone broth is broth made by boiling poultry, beef or fish bones until they break down. This process can take anywhere from 4 hours to 48 hours in either a soup pot or a slow-cooker. When the bones are boiled long enough, they start to disintegrate and release nutrients and proteins, higher quantities than found in traditional broths. Overall, they are very hydrating, contain veggie and herb anti-inflammatories as well as many minerals that have been shown to strengthen the immune system.

We did some research and have outlined the major benefits of bone broth:

Joint Health

Bone broth is loaded with glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). One of them, glucosamine, has been known to help with joint health. It helps keep joints pain-free and consuming this type of broth is typically more effective than taking supplements. Bone broth also contains chondroitin sulfate, which can also prevent osteoarthritis.

Hair, Skin & Nails

As we age, the production of collagen declines and therefore shows aging. Bone broth is a good source of collagen. Why inject collagen or put it on the surface of your skin (in plumping products) when you can drink it?

Helps Get Toxins Out

Bone broth is a great source of the amino acid, glycine. The liver is in charge of detoxification, but often times the liver cannot handle all the toxins due to a limited availability of glycine.  Glycine does more than help the liver out. It can also help people sleep better and improve their memory.

Gut Health

Your intestinal lining should be permeable for nutrients to pass through. If it becomes too permeable, due to stress, poor diet, bacterial/fungal overgrowth, etc. this leads to leaky gut, or hyper permeability. Undigested food particles are then able to slip through the lining, passing directly into the bloodstream. This causes the system to freak out and attack the foods we eat. Over time, these food sensitivities can turn into an autoimmune issue. Fortunately, bone broth contains gelatin, which essentially spackles the excess holes in the gut lining. Consuming plenty of gelatin in your diet can also reduce the body’s need for protein from meat sources by as much as 50%.

If you get the chance to try out some bone broth, send us your thoughts. We’d love to hear your experiences. It’s packed with nutrients and can help you save a little money? Seems like a no-brainer to us! 

Please Leave a Comment of your experience with Bone Broth or your own recipes!

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