Why Organic Bone Broth? Top 6 Potential Benefits!
By Rosalind Ong
Why has Bone Broth been all the craze as of late?
Because someone finally figured out our family secret ... bone broth cures all colds! OK, I joke, of course, but my family grew up on a Vietnamese soup dish called Pho, and anytime anyone felt ill, Pho (a vietnamese noodle soup made with stewed bone broth) was served to us for days! And we always felt better afterwards...
The bad news was that making Pho took all day! Mom would brew the bones, onions, and herbs for at least 8 hours and would let it simmer over the stove forever. The goodness of a hot bowl of noodle soup came at a cost.
However, the good news is that Natalie and I have finally found a bone broth that tastes just as homemade, maybe even better than mom's since its made with 100% organic ingredients!! Please don't tell my mom !
So we have added bone broth to our weekly and even daily routine, by either sipping a cup of it for my lite lunch, or using it to start a warm bowl of soup for the kiddos. We have been touting the benefits of elderberry for awhile, but we are excited to share with you our new love for Bone Broth for a while now. Here are some of the benefits!
Bones themselves are rich in vitamins and nutrients, including calcium, phosphorous, and magnesium.
But my favorite part of Bone Broth is the COLLAGEN! Cooking the bones and connective tissues is making collagen into a gelatin, which provides the body with amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins.
What a lot of people don't realize is high quality bone broth is gonna provide you with more nutrients, and ingesting Collagen in its natural form will make digestion and absorbtion easier for the body.
Bone broth is a source of gelatin, which may break down into collagen in the body. A laboratory and animal study conducted in 2017 showed that gelatin supplementation increases the amount of collagen in the tissues.* This may help protect the joints from unnecessary stress.
Consuming bone broth may be a good way to add gelatin to the diet, which may help protect these joints. A 2016 study ** showed that collagen can improve knee joint symptoms like stiffness, joint pain, and poor physical function in people suferring with osteoarthritis.
Consuming bone broth may be an easy way to deliver the same type of collagen, along with other helpful nutrients, to the body. As we always say, food is medicine!
Amino acids, like glutamine, in bone broth may also be helpful for digestion. This may help with conditions such as leaky gut, which irritates the mucosal lining in the intestines and interferes with the body’s ability to digest food.
People with inflammatory bowel disease tend to have lower levels of some amino acids in their bodies. For these people, getting additional amino acids into their diets may help with some symptoms of the condition.
Drinking bone broth daily may be a simple way to get anti-inflammatory amino acids into the body.
The amino acids in bone broth may also promote better sleep in some people. A 2015 study reported that the amino acid glycine is a safe therapeutic option to improve sleep.
People who take glycine before going to sleep may feel that they sleep better and may feel less tired during the following day. For these people, drinking bone broth with a simple dinner may help provide this glycine naturally.
Bone broth may also help people lose weight. It is high in protein, which helps the body feel fuller for longer and supports calorie restriction. An average cup of chicken bone broth contains more protein than the average cup of basic chicken broth.
Drinking high quality bone broth or making a simple soup may be a beneficial way to add more protein to the diet and feel more satisfied with a meal without consuming too many calories.
6. Beauty and the Broth!
Since Organic Bone Broth is rich in Collagen and nutrients, many have shared their excitment for what sipping bone broth has done for their skin, hair and nails. I have no evidence of this, but I am Asian and have had my fair share of bone broth in my life! 😁 and I can say that I have not needed any botox yet!
But only you can try for yourself, let us know what you think!
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*Sports Medicine Journal