The Health Benefits of Bone Broth
Anyone else have vivid memories of their Grammies boiling up a giant pot of bones and veggies on the stove for what seemed like days on end? Well looks like Grammy was on to something. A new food fad has become all the rage: Bone Broth. But what the foodies may not know is that Bone Broth has been all the rage for a very long time in the holistic world.
When animal bones and marrow, feet, tendons, and ligaments are simmered for 24-48 hours, collagen (which gets broken down into gelatin) is released along with amino acids, and highly absorbable minerals like calcium, magnesium, sulphur, silicon, phosphorus, and trace minerals. Gelatin is one of the most nutritious substances on the planet – a protein that literally anyone can digest
Throughout history, the gelatin in bone broth has been used to heal a plethora of
Illnesses and conditions not to mention strengthen foundational wellness.
Top 5 Reasons to Include Bone Broth in your daily menu.
- Strengthens digestive system function
The gelatin in bone broth protects and heals the mucosal lining of the digestive tract and helps aid in the digestion of nutrients. It basically seals and heals the gut.
- Fights infections such as colds and flu.
It has long been known that chicken soup is your go to during cold and flu concerns. Bone broth contains the amino acid L-carnosine that reduces the inflammation response during respiratory infections. Simply put a good cup of broth will help resolve that stuffy, runny nose.
- Reduces joint pain and inflammation.
The glucosamine in bone broth can actually stimulate the growth of new collagen, repair damaged joints and reduce pain. Bone broth is very high in the anti-inflammatory amino acids glycine and proline making it an ideal remedy for those dealing with stiff and sore muscles and joints.
- Helps with bone formation, growth and repair.
The calcium, magnesium and phosphorus in bone broth help our bones to grow and repair. The collagen and gelatin in bone broth supports hair growth and helps to keep your nails strong. For those who are dairy intolerant, bone broth is a fantastic way to obtain those critical nutrients in a highly bio-available way.
- Saves you money.
Firstly, when one prepares bone broth they ‘close the loop’ in their kitchen by putting to use all the remains of a previous meal. Veggie scraps, bones from the chicken that was roasted, garlic and onion skins can all be used to create the most delicious of broths. Secondly, you create a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement without having to purchase a costly product that may or may not be absorbed well in the digestive system.
Interested to hear more on this subject? Join Kayte Rock from Soup D’Jar and myself as we sing the praises of Bone Broth during our Grass Fed Talk at the Farm Food Fork Event: Raising the Steaks. For information and to obtain tickets visit www.kootenayfood.com