The Case for Bone Broth
Look out world! Bone broth is no longer the lowly base for tastey home-made soups after Thanksgiving. These days bone broth is everywhere, and with good reason! Bone broth has numerous health benefits all wrapped up in a warm, yummy package.
People are forgoing all the other soup fixings and drinking bone broth straight. It’s sort of like a savoury coffee substitute, or a coffee compliment, I don’t judge.
So what kind of health punch does bone broth actually pack?
- Researchers have found that bone broth contains calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur, chondroitin sulphate, and glucosamine. These minerals contribute to healthy joints and reduce inflammation.
- Research has also found that the amino acids in chicken stock can actually boost your immune system and improve your digestion.
- Bone broth is one of the best natural sources of collagen. Collagen helps to restore the cartilage in our joints and boosts our skin’s elasticity and moisture.
- Gelatin is another great feature of bone broth that strengthens our bones. Gelatin also helps rebuild the strength of our gut-lining. This is a huge help when combatting leaky-gut. It’s actually one of the main reasons why I started drinking bone broth myself.
A warm cup of bone broth in the morning, first thing, is one of my favourite ways to start my day. I also try out different varieties of bone broth. I love the lamb flavour from The Bone Broth Bar. They’re a local brand, so of course, I love them even more. I’ve also tried turkey bone broth, and usually make beef and chicken bone broth at home. I’ll have a post on how I do that soon!
So take a stab at a hot cup of bone broth the next time you’re feeling a little adventurous. You can usually find commercial bone broth in the frozen section of your health food store or your local butcher shop. If drinking bone broth is already something you do, then cheers to that! Hooray for healthy bones, joints, skin, gut-linings, and immune systems!