If you’re looking for a highly nutritious way to warm up your winter mornings, then look no further than bone broth. It is a soul-warming, body healing, immune boosting addition welcome to any diet, especially if you have digestive issues, joint pain, leaky gut or you just want to take your health to the next level.
What are the benefits of bone broth?
1. Bone broth has anti-ageing properties
Meat is great, however it contains lots the amino acid methionine which has been shown to reduce longevity in animals – a solid argument in favour of a methionine-reduced diet such as a vegan or plant-based diet. Luckily for meat-lovers like myself, adding glycine to a meat-rich diet has been shown to mimic the life extension normally seen with methionine restriction. This means you can have your cake (meat) and eat it too!
2. Bone broth supports gut health and good digestion
In bone broth, the protein called collagen is broken down and produces gelatin, which is essential for connective tissue function – it literally acts to heal and seal the gut. That is why it can help anyone with leaky gut syndrome and can help reduce chronic inflammation, joint pain, prevent hair loss and build healthy skin and nails. Bone broth is also rich in another amino acid called praline, which, together with glycine, helps repair and heal the gut lining, supporting digestion, muscle repair, the nervous system and the immune system.
3. Bone broth reduces inflammation and improves joint health
Bone broth contains glucosamine, chondroitin and hyaluronic acid, which are common (and normally expensive) nutritional supplements for management of arthritis, inflammation and joint pain. If you lift weights at any level, exercise regularly or are an athlete, then bone broth can really help to boost your longevity and recovery.
4. Bone broth supports immune system function
Leaky gut is characterised by undigested particles from food entering through tiny openings in the weakened intestinal lining and into the bloodstream. This causes the immune system to become hyperactive, prompting an inflammatory response which potentially leads to dysfunctions all over the body as the release of high levels of antibodies causes an autoimmune-like response and attacks healthy tissue. Bone broth is one of the most beneficial foods to help seal these openings in the gut lining and support overall gut health, which in turn, supports healthy inflammatory response and normal immune system function.
There are plenty of recipes out there, and there are only a few rules you need to follow: it must include bones, liquid, heat and time. The longer you heat the broth, the more time it will allow for the rich nutrients to be released from the bones. Experiment with chicken, beef or even fish bone broth and tweak it to your taste and liking!
Stay tuned because next week we’ll be posting our favourite bone broth recipe!
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