Bone Broth: Six Reasons You Have To Be Drinking It.

Yes, I know. Drinking the broth of bones may not be what you had in mind when you awoke this morning. But I can pretty much guarantee you will be thinking about it after you read all the benefits of imbibing this delicious mug of goodness. 

 

Let us first discuss how bone broth is different than chicken or beef stock. Bone broth is loaded with rich quantities of collagen, proteins and minerals traditionally absent in regular stock or broths. You will also notice a slightly thicker texture to bone broth. This is due to the collagen that is released as the bones dissolve during cooking. The taste is richer. If you prefer a thinner broth, you can easily add water to obtain the thickness of broth that appeals to you.

The reason why bone broth can be considered a secret weapon of  my program The Three Day Reset is due to the multitude of benefits it provides. The following list shares many of the attributes of bone broth.

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THE SIX REASONS YOU SHOULD SERIOUSLY

CONSIDER BONE BROTH

 

Digestion: Both amino acids glycine and glutamine are essential for proper functioning of the gut. From IBS to “leaky gut” their absence can be devastating. Bone broth provides copious and available amounts of both these essential nutrients.

Joint Health: During the cooking process bones and tendons are broken down into gelatin. Gelatin, the part that creates the thickness in broth, is rich in the amino acids proline and glycine. These two bad boys are the building blocks for connective tissue like muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Achy or arthritic joints often experience relief with consistent supplementation of gelatin or gelatin-containing foods like bone broth.

Anti-inflammatory: Bone broth contains Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate. You have probably heard these names because of supplements containing them. Glucosamine and Chondroitin supplements have been popular because of their influence over inflammation. In bone broth, you can get both glucosamine and chondroitin right from your cup. These two natural constituents of cartilage are believed to act as soothing joint anti-inflammatories. They are also thought to assist in cartilage repair.

Detoxification: The high amounts of glycine in bone broth accomplish at least three essential functions related to the detoxification process. Glycine aids the liver in removing toxins. Glycine is also an essential part of glutathione synthesis. (Glutathione is one of the most important antioxidants in our body.) Glycine also helps clear away methionine. Methionine is an essential amino acid, but too much of it in the system can lead to trouble.

Minerals: Bone broth is rich in the minerals calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphorous. These four minerals are often deficient in our bodies, particularly women. Bone broth is an excellent way to deliver highly absorbable nutrients to keep your mineral balances optimal. It is impossible to determine the exact mineral amount present if you make broth at home because you can’t know how much is released from the bones. But, any additional mineral support we can get is going aid generalized healing, cardiac function, and immune resilience.

Marrow: Predatory animals have it down. They will scoop up bones of their kill and smash them on rocks or crack them open with their teeth so they can drink the marrow inside. Besides being delicious, marrow is rich with building blocks for many systems of our body including bone growth and development. The high marrow content in bone broth means you are drinking healthy fats, essential minerals and key building blocks with every steaming mug.

Now you know why this nutrient-dense golden liquid is an essential part of my recommendation of any healthy food plan.  Whether you make your bone broth at home or purchase from the online resources provided, drinking it regularly is an intentional component of rebuilding and revitalizing your health.

BONE BROTH: Six Reasons Why You Have To Be Drinking It - WELFITandFED

Want to make your own bone broth? 

Bone Broth Recipe By Wellness Mama

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This week consider bone broth as an addition to your diet. If you don’t like the idea of drinking broken down bones (essentially) you can add one scoop of collagen peptides and one scoop of beef gelatin (tasteless I promise) to your smoothie in the morning can give you many of the same benefits.  See links below. 

 

 

By the way…..Don’t think I don’t know that these photos I found are of potato leek soup and not bone broth. It was the best I could come up with smarty pants! Use your imagination. 😉 

 

Not sure about slurping marrow? Get Collagen Peptides and Beef Gelatin here. (just add to smoothies or just about anything!) 

COLLAGEN PEPTIDES

BEEF GELATIN


 

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40 Responses

    1. Good work, Taylor. It really is kinda fun to make and so beneficial to many many systems of our body!

  1. I make my own beef, chicken and vegetables broths, so much better for you. Many times for lunch drinking some warm broth is all I want or need.

  2. I believe bone broth has helped heal my gut over the past few years! I love making bone broth in my pressure cooker (instant pot) Saves so much time!

  3. Actually, as someone that believes healing starts with our diets, I have been thinking a lot about this lately! Heading over to check out the recipes! 🙂

    1. Good work, Mo. This is one thing you do not want to gloss over. bone broth is the real deal.

  4. I’ve heard about the health benefits of this stuff, and I know I need to make some asap! I’ve made homemade broth a couple of times but definitely need to do it more. The taste is so noticeably better from store bought.

    1. And remember, Madeline, broth is different than bone broth. Bone broth has to be cooked for 24 hours to get the full benefit. OK, at least 16. 🙂

  5. I can confirm that it helps with inflamation! Our daughter has Hashimoto’s and bone broth is a staple in our house especially during the winter months when she has flare ups. I can’t wait to check out some of your recipes

    1. Me too! I have Hashimoto’s and several other autoimmune disorders. Bone broth is fantastic as part of the treatment plan. Thank you for commenting!

  6. I LOVE bone broth, I literally just had some the other day (we had a leftover leg of jamon :D). I had always heard it was amazing for ‘healing’ the gut. Thanks for sharing!

    Euriental

    1. Kamara, thank you for commenting. I love your blog so much! Yes, it is super healthy on many many fronts!!!

    1. Thank you, Carly. I am sure you will have some fabulous recipe for it in no time! 🙂

  7. Wow, I had no idea that bone broth was so good for you! I am definitely going to have to start drinking it!

  8. I had no idea about the benefits of bone broth. I knew a little about the value of marrow, but to be honest I didn’t know bone broth existed.

  9. My boyfriend’s roommate makes bone broth. I’ve only heard how awesome it is for your health. Thanks for the encouragement here to try it myself!

    1. It is so delicious, particularly the homemade kind! You should steal some from him! 🙂

    1. Purchase it all the way! Just make sure you are getting a good source and that the ingredients are clean! 🙂

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