The Health Benefits of Bone Broth

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Don’t let the name discourage you. Bone broth packs an array of protein-rich, gut-friendly benefits. Plus, this superfood is easy to use and tastes good too.

No gut, no glory

What happens in your gut doesn’t just stay there. It affects every system, from skin and nerves to digestion and overall immunity. Comprised of glutamine, an amino acid that supports the lining of the gastrointestinal tract, bone broth helps reduce inflammation while nourishing the gut. Glucosamine, another amino acid in bone broth, further assists digestion.

It’s very supportive

Collagen-rich bone broth goes a long way towards ensuring that joints remain flexible and bones stay strong. It also helps improve skin’s elasticity, reducing wrinkles and helping wounds heal when used regularly. When cooked, the collagen transforms into gelatin, overflowing with protein and amino acids, such as glycine, an essential ingredient supporting muscle growth and brain health. Bone broths often contain healing spices, such as turmeric, which further reduce joint inflammation.

Now you’re cooking

The simplest way to consume bone broth is to sip it as soup. You can also enhance recipes by replacing water with broth to cook rice, grains, and lentils. Try cooking pasta in bone broth or add it to your favorite chicken and seafood recipes for a healthier, tastier treat. 

While it’s easy to buy online or at your local grocery store, it’s also relatively simple, though time consuming, to make bone broth at home. It takes many hours to cook chicken, turkey, and/or beef bone broth, but it’s worth it to gain all the benefits of this golden nectar.

Considered a superfood

Packed with nutrients ranging from calcium, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus to vitamins A and K2 and minerals including zinc, boron, manganese, iron, and selenium, bone broth is known as a superfood. Just make sure your bone broth comes from pasture-raised or grass-fed animals since nutrients are only as good as their original source.

Chicken bone broth tastes lighter than its beef counterpart. Available in both liquid and powder forms, many brands spice up the earthy taste with herbs. Some also add apple cider vinegar to make the minerals and collagen more readily accessible. Sample a few varieties of nutrient-dense bone broth and drink in all the health benefits.