Bone Broth: Real vs. Unreal-
Today, more and more research is coming out about bone broth and it’s rich health benefits. This is no ordinary soup, there is a reason they say that “chicken soup is good for the soul.” The simmering of the bone broth allows you to use all parts of the animal. Marrow, bones, tendons, and ligaments. After allowing these parts to simmer, they release healing properties like collagen, glycine, and glutamine, to name a few. These properties over time can be very healing and nourishing.
“A study of chicken soup (broth) conducted by the University of Nebraska Medical Center wondered what it was in the soup that made it so beneficial for colds and flu. Researchers found that the amino acids that were produced when making chicken stock reduced inflammation in the respiratory system and improved digestion. Also, research is proving it can also boost the immune system and heal disorders like allergies, asthma and arthritis.”
You want to be especially careful when buying store-bought stocks and broths. The reason is that usually there can be more additives and preservatives like msg and added sugar and other unwanted chemicals that help to preserve the broth but are not going to be helpful when you're trying to heal. The best thing to do to reap the most benefits is to make it at home from grass-fed bones or check your local farmers market for bones.
Benefits of Bone Broth-
Helps your Joints:
As you get older your joints can start to deteriorate and get weak, gelatin is one of the factors that play a big role in bone broth health. Gelatin takes pressure off of your joints and supports healthy bone mineral density. They also contain special constituents that are needed for strong bones.
Good Gut Health:
Bone broth is good for your gut health because it helps to reduce inflammation and can help you to more easily break down your food, and digest it better.
Boosts Immune System:
If you have a healthy gut then your immune system is going to be equally better, you’ll overall feel like you have more energy, you’ll sleep better and be in a better mood.
“Collagen/gelatin and the amino acids proline, glutamine, and arginine help seal the openings in the gut lining and support gut integrity.”
Bone broth is so easy to make, the hardest part is waiting for it to simmer and cook slowly. It leaves an amazing aroma in your home and is so soothing and relaxing to the soul. As you drink bone broth daily you’ll see your health transform, and be a whole new you!