The BRU Flavor Diaries: How Bone Broth Is A Warm Hug In A Mug

A lot of people say BRU bone broth is like a warm hug for your insides.  Even before you drink the warm liquid, the steamy aroma arouses the senses and awakens the body.  When you drink it, bone broth gently coats the throat, making its way through the body where it slowly dispenses all the nutritional goodness to soothe your intestines, strengthen your bones, and reinforce your joints; instantly satisfying both the mind, body, and soul.  Our signature bone broth “Hug In A Mug” does just that. Made with organic, free-range chicken bones slowly simmered over 24 hours, combined with a dash of umami organic coconut aminos, and a touch of apple cider vinegar for balance, this is a warm hug in a mug your body will want day in and day out.

The Ingredients That Create Hug In A Mug BRU Bone Broth

Hug In A Mug is the most simplest of our BRU Bone Broth Beverage flavors.  Like all bone broths, it is easily digestible and puts no added stress on the body’s digestion system, perfect for anyone following the GAPS diet or when we are under the weather and unable to stomach solid foods. Chicken bone broth is nutrient-dense, full of healing amino acids like glucosamine, proline, glycine (which plays a vital role in wound healing) and arginine, as well bone building minerals calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, and sulphur.  By adding bone broth to your daily diet, you are immediately injecting these micronutrients into the body for quick absorption.

During flu season, bone broth is particularly useful for making you feel better.

Chicken Bone Broth contains an amino acid -Cysteine- which is known to help the body expel sickly mucus from the throat and lungs. When you drink broth, the amino acid coats the interior helping to thin the mucus lining surrounding those areas and thereby assisting your body’s natural response to cough and reject that dreaded phlegm.  

Okay, Grandma; you were right! Scientifically, chicken broth IS the answer when you’re sick.   

Even during the summer, warm bone broth can have an ultra cooling effect on the body.

One western study showed that when you consume a hot beverage on a hot day, you are basically adding heat to the body thereby initiating your body’s cooling response: sweat.

“A larger amount of sweat means more cooling, which more than counteracts the small amount of heat contained in a hot beverage relative to the entire body.”

From a cultural perspective, with hundreds of years of proven effectiveness, anyone in India, Korea, or China will tell you the same thing on a hot day as they sip on a warm mug of bone broth. 

Apple Cider Vinegar is a main component in almost all BRU Bone Broths.

It balances the pH in every bottle, creating a healthy environment to keep bad bacteria at bay in the bone broth and in your gut. Recent medical studies have shown it can help reduce heartburn, detoxify the liver, and reduce blood sugar spikes. Apple cider vinegar is also high in acetic acid, which can increase your body’s absorption of important minerals from the foods you eat (i.e.- bone broth).

Therefore, it is possible that drinking a mild dose of vinegar (think 1-2 tablespoons like in BRU) might improve your body’s ability to absorb the essential minerals locked in foods.

To round out this deeply satisfyingly bone broth flavor, we blended sea salt for electrolyte balance, and delicious Coconut Aminos for umami seasoning and an added energy boost. Coconut Aminos are becoming increasingly popular in the US and are a Paleo and Gluten-free friendly substitute for soy sauce with a boost of nutrition. This liquid is harvested from the sap of the coconut tree and contains B vitamins, 17 amino acids, Vitamin C, and a very low glycemic index (35). A great addition to your daily diet!

So the next time you head to the fridge for a bottle of water or perhaps the tea station in the office kitchen, swap it out for a Bone Broth Beverage, sip, savor, and relish in the warm hug in a mug!

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We are not medical experts nor nutritionists, just bone broth advocates. Always seek professional medical advice if you have any questions or concerns about adding bone broth to your daily regimen.