So why is bone broth so darn good for you? Let us count the ways.
1. It helps heal your gut
Our intestinal linings often take a severe beating thanks to heavily processed foods. Bone broth contains gelatin, which helps heal the mucosal lining in our digestive tracts. (NOTE: Healing your gut often helps alleviate food allergies and intolerances, since undigested food particles are no longer seeping out of your gut and triggering an immune response.) We are big believers that a healthy gut is the key to good health.
2. It strengthens your immune system.
Ever wonder why we always opt for chicken soup when we’re sick? The amino acid cysteine, which is found in chicken is said to help expel mucous. In general, bone broth is thought to strengthen our immune system by providing us with nutrients (such as the aforementioned gelatin) that strengthen our immune system. It is even thought to decrease white blood cells that may be elevated from infection.
3. It reduces and fights off inflammation.
We could all use a little anti-inflammatory action in our bodies. Bone broth contains amino acids like glycine, proline and arginine which reduce inflammation. Collagen and gelatin found in bone broth support our joints, bones and also reduce inflammation.
4. It’s great for your skin, hair and nails.
Before you go buying that expensive collagen-containing skincare product, consider bone broth. Yup, it might just help you look younger! The mix of collagen and gelatin in bone broth are super good for your skin, hair and nails.
5. It’s delicious, easy to make and saves you money.
If you have the right recipe, bone broth is so delicious to sip on and is seriously the most nutrient-dense comfort foods ever. It is so easy to make when you have some leftover bones and saves you a ton of money (store-bought bone broth can cost you up to $18 for a litre). And since it provides so many great nutrients, you can save on supplements.