5 Benefits of Bone Broth

5 Benefits of Bone Broth

Over the past year or so, bone broth has been at the forefront of conversations about which health foods to introduce into your diet next. And rightfully so. Bone broth possesses an array of health benefits while being quite easy to attain. Whether you make it from scratch by cooking animal bones with water and veggies (as you would a soup) or you simply buy the bone broth powder from the health food store and mix it with water, it is super accessible. Not only is bone broth nutritious but it can also be quite tasty. Here are five benefits of bone broth and why you should be incorporating it into your diet.

Anti-aging

Bone broth is a great natural source of collagen, which is essential for keeping your bones and joints strong and healthy and your skin looking youthful. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in both animals and humans that wanes over time. Studies have shown that ingesting more collagen as you age can lead to firmer skin thus helping you to look younger for longer.

Improves Gut Health

A cup of bone broth a day can help to reduce symptoms of leaky-gut syndrome. Leaky gut is a condition that occurs due to holes along the intestinal wall but the gelatin in bone broth can help to seal those holes up. As a result, consuming bone broth regularly can reduce ailments such as chronic diarrhea, constipation, gas and a feeling of being bloated.

Improves Immune System

Bone broth is rich in minerals that can help to strengthen your immune system and thus reduce the number of times you are sick and the duration of a sickness. Bone broth is rich in magnesium, calcium, and potassium to name a few.

Improves Joint Health

The collagen and the gelatin found in bone broth helps to restore cartilage within the joints and protect them over time. Gelatin also acts as a building block to form strong bones. Have a cup of bone broth a day to reap the benefits.

Reduces Fatigue

Studies have shown that consuming a cup of bone broth may help to reduce fatigue and improve one’s sleep. Studies have shown that glycine, which is found in bone broth can increase an individual’s daytime performances while helping them to have a deeper sleep at night.

References: Lousie Hay, Time, Nourished Kitchen, Wide Open Eats

K. T. Edwards

K. T. Edwards graduated from Ryerson University with a degree in Media Production and English. She also studied Creative Writing at Oxford University and contributes to various media outlets. IG: @k.tea.edwards

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