The Many Health Benefits of Using Bone Broth
There is a new health craze, and it is everywhere you turn – I am talking about bone broth. While the making of bone broth itself is not something new (on the contrary, grandmothers know best), its health benefits are only now properly coming to the forefront and many have started to swear by its healing abilities. This nutrient-dense liquid is full of gelatin, vitamins, and minerals. Moreover, it is considered the new “soup of the soul”, so, move aside chicken soup, it is bone broth’s time to shine.
When thinking about health and well-being, organic products should always be given a priority. Naturally, there is organic dehydrated broth on the market, which makes everything even better, healthier and more beneficial. Let’s take a look at the healthy reasons as to why so many people are drinking bone broth and even use it as a meal replacement:
- Promotes a Healthy Metabolism – Bone broth provides co-factors such as glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, hyaluronic acid, and key electrolyte minerals to help assist your metabolism function.
- Assists in Immune System Function – It can seal up a “leaky gut” and help prevent immune system problems that often accompany leaky gut.
- Maintains Healthy Skin – The collagen found in bone broth helps in forming elastin and other compounds within the skin, thus maintaining skin’s youthful tone, texture, and appearance.
- Detoxifier – The bone broth is also a powerful detoxification agent which helps the digestive system to expel waste. Additionally, it promotes the liver’s ability to remove toxins and it improves the body’s use of antioxidants.
Moreover, there are many ways in which you can incorporate dehydrated broth into your everyday meal-habits. So, after the reasons why, now, let’s look at how you can use bone broth:
- As a stand-alone drink (it’s warm, nourishing and energizing);
- In soups and stews;
- As a gravy (mix it with coconut flour, grass-fed butter, salt, and herbs);
- Over steamed veggies;
- In a protein powder form in smoothies and shakes.
Finally, have in mind that different bones have different characteristics. Larger bones such as the femur and humerus bones of the legs and arms contain more bone marrow than many of the smaller bones. Those suffering from anemia, lung disorders, immune disorders should consume bone broth with increased marrow. On the other hand, smaller bones contain more gelatinous materials than larger ones. This is especially useful for digestive health as it provides key raw materials that help the digestive system to regenerate.