December 05, 2016

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The Healing Power of Bone Broth

Guest blog post by Frances Holmes, Certified Nutrition Consultant (CNC), and Integrative Grief Practitioner    

 

For thousands of years there have been traditional foods like fermented vegetables and cultured dairy that have been touted for their health benefits.


             


But one common healing food that is now being recognized for it’s incredible health benefits is bone broth. The benefits of bone broth are numerous and extensive so read on to learn a few ancient secrets. 

Bone broth or stock was a way our ancestors made use of every part of an animal. Bones and marrow, skin and feet, tendons and ligaments that you can’t eat directly, can be boiled then simmered over a period of days. This simmering causes the bones and ligaments to release healing compounds like collagen, proline, glycine, and glutamine that have the power to transform your health. 

Bone broth has been found to be the number one thing you can consume to :

  • Heal a leaky gut
  • Overcome food intolerances and allergies
  • Improve joint health
  • Make your skin supple and reduce cellulite—I’ll have a cup please :)
  • Boost your immune system

Chicken soup isn’t just good for the soul—there’s a reason that it’s prescribed by doctors and mothers alike when you’re feeling under the weather.  All bone broths made from beef, chicken, fish, lamb and more are staples in the traditional diets of every culture and the basis of all fine cuisine. Why?

Because, bone broths are nutrient-dense, easy to digest, rich in flavor and they boost healing.

Nutrition researcher Sally Fallon of the Weston A. Price Foundation explains that bone broths contain minerals in forms that your body can easily absorb: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and others. They contain chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine, the compounds sold as pricey supplements to reduce inflammation, arthritis and joint pain.

A study of chicken soup (broth) conducted by the University of Nebraska Medical Center wondered what it was in the soup that made it so beneficial for colds and flu. They found that the amino acids that were produced when making chicken stock reduced inflammation in the respiratory system and improved digestion. Also, research is proving it can also boost the immune system and heal disorders like allergies, asthma, and arthritis. Now doesn’t that just make you want to sip a delicious cup of this precious fluid?

Take it from me, bone broth is a great staple for today’s fast paced life. It’s a perfect way to start and end your day on a healthy note! No time in your busy hectic schedule to make it yourself? Not to worry—BRU Broth is coming to a location near you. Which will make enjoying this healing and tasty beverage super easy! And that just makes good sense. Stay tuned for more healthy ways bone broth can keep your brain and body in check.