Bone broth is power packed with nutrients.
- Collagen keeps our hair thick and our nails strong. It’s also a component of organs, bones, tendons and ligaments.
- The amino acid glutamine helps reduce cravings and aids in tissue recovery.
- Hyaluronic acid hydrates skin and lubricates joints.
- Calcium supports bone integrity and plays a vital role in blood clotting.1
- Magnesium supports energy production, blood sugar stability and control of inflammation.
Bone broth can benefit everyone but here are some medical conditions for which it may be specifically helpful1:
- Brittle hair/nails
- Mental health
- Autoimmune conditions
- Muscle cramps
- High cholesterol
- Muscle Weakness
Know Your Source
Bone broths are now available all over. But are all bone broths created equal? Definitely not! If you can make your own bone broth, you’ll know the quality of products that went into it and how much time it spent cooking. Both of these factors will contribute significantly to the nutritional status. If you don’t have the time or inclination to make your own, make sure you’re getting your bone broth from a reliable source. Ask about the products that go into the broth and how long it is cooked.
Cozy or Cool
Sipping bone broth in the winter keeps us feeling warm and cozy. But does a warm beverage sound like the last thing you want to drink on a hot day? It actually cools us down in the summer by providing a sweat response that will then evaporate and cool the skin. So bone broth is a great drink year round. Try it instead of coffee in the morning or as a snack on the go. It’s also a great drink for the end of a long day to get ready for bed. Bone broth is pretty much an anytime/all the time go-to beverage that can also be made into a meal.
- Siebecker, A., Traditional Bone Broth in Modern Health and Disease, Townsend Letter, March 2005