5 Health Benefits of Bone Broth

Bone broth is made by simmering down animal bones and connective tissue. It is usually done over a 24 - 48 hour period, giving the stock enough time to extract all the nutrients. Drinking bone broth can be beneficial for the joints, the digestive and immune system, sleep, skin and inflammation as it is highly nutritious. Here are 5 health benefits of bone broth.

It's Full Of Nutrients

The nutrient content of bone broth does depend on the ingredients used and it is hard to know the exact amount of each nutrient contained as every batch of bones is different. However in general bone broth is rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, zinc, selenium, iron and fatty acids. Adding vegetables to the broth is another way to get additional nutrients into your diet. 

Supports The Gut

The gelatin found in bone broth supports healthy digestion by protecting and healing the gut. Specifically, glutamine an amino acid found in gelatine helps maintain the function of the intestinal wall and has been known to help heal a condition called leaky gut. By restoring your gut health it helps support the immune system function and healthy inflammatory response. Bone broth also supports the growth of good bacteria in the gut and aids digestion.

Protects Your Joints

Bone broth is a source of natural collagen and many important amino acids that support joint health. They provide the building blocks needed to form and maintain strong bones. They also take the pressure off ageing joints and supports restoring cartilage. 

Supports Sleep

Bone broth contains glycine an amino acid that helps you relax! It may promote and enhance sleep quality through its calming effects and ability to lower core body temperature. It is even more effective when paired with other nutrients which support sleep such as calcium and magnesium. Both are found naturally within bone broth. 

Supports Your Immune System

Bone broth is high in minerals such as Vitamin A, Zinc and Selenium all of which support the immune system. It also supports our gut and by keeping our bacteria in check within the gut it helps support our immune system.

In traditional cooking, people often use bone broth as a base for a delicious stock, soup or gravy. Aside from being the secret to great cooking! Bone broth is also incredibly nutritious and has many health benefits. 

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