The Badass Benefits of Bone Broth
Bone broth is an ancient recipe and remedy used widely by different civilizations over time. It’s been called the “Jewish Penicillin”, in Chinese medicine they say it helps to preserve the jing meaning “the reservoir from which we draw energetic sustenance during our entire lives”, and in the 12th century Egyptian physician Moses Miamonides prescribed it as a remedy for colds and asthma.
Let me set the record straight, though- bone broth is NOT the same as typical cooking stock/broth.
Bone broth is made by boiling bones so that you get all the benefits from the marrow, the cartilage and bone itself.
Bone broth has been getting quite a bit of media attention in the functional medicine world and is even seeping into the mainstream these days. And I’m getting a lot of questions about it, too.
So what’s the big deal about bone broth?
Bone broth could be the magical pill we’ve all been looking for. As Dr. Josh Axe’s calls it, it’s “nature’s multivitamin”. Here’s why…
- It’s packed with over 19 amino acids (protein building blocks)
- Has collagen/gelatin to maintain or heal connective tissues
- Includes nutrients to support digestion, immunity and brain function
- Is high in minerals and good chemical compounds
It literally nourishes everything from your muscles, joints and ligaments to your gut and brain.
I would go so far as to say that it is the most critical healing food element that you should be consuming daily. There really isn’t any other food out there that even compares when it comes to the healing powers of bone broth.
In this week’s video I talk more about the badass benefits of bone broth and how you can incorporate it into your daily intake.
Healing or maintaining your gut health is the key to unlocking your true optimal health potential. Our gut houses 80% of our immune system, is where we absorb nutrients for other functions and is where neurotransmitters are produced such as our happy hormones serotonin, dopamine and other ones that keep things like anxiety and depression under wraps.
This is where bone broth comes into play big time!
The magical ingredient in bone broth is collagen.
Collagen helps to heal and soothe the gut lining, helping those suffering from leaky gut (which 80% of us do, whether we know it or not), and in turn boosts our immunity!
Here’s some of the awesome things that collagen can do for you when you consume it regularly…
Relieve allergies, asthma and food sensitivities
Fight off colds and the flu
Reduce the appearance of acne, wrinkles and cellulite
Promote good gut bacteria and probiotic balance
Aid in healing acid reflux, IBS, Crohn’s, and ulcerative colitis
Prevent joint pain and bone loss
Balance hormones and mood for increase in energy and weight loss
Now that you know how powerful bone broth is, you’re probably wondering how in the world you get it in your diet every day. The good news is that you don’t have to have soup to do it!
I have all my clients incorporate bone broth or gelatin powder into their diet.
Using a collagen or gelatin powder is usually the easiest way to get your daily dose.
My newest favorite bone broth find is this Bone Broth Protein Powder that I just discovered at Paleo f(x). It’s not only packed with all the benefits of bone broth but it also has 20 grams of protein per serving. They have 4 flavors; natural that can be used as stock for soups and recipes, turmeric, vanilla and chocolate. If you’re using a protein powder now, then you should switch to this one for sure!
My other go-to is Great Lakes Gelatin Powder. This stuff is super simple to add to any hot liquids such as coffee or tea, or you can toss it in a smoothie. You can also use it to make a variety of desserts and treats. The Paleo Parents have over 60 recipes using this stuff!
It’s so simple to add this stuff to your diet and it’s SO powerful, so why wouldn’t you? Jump on over to Amazon and get yourself some bone broth ASAP!
P.S. If you want to know more about how to use food as medicine thenclick here to book a FREE Ideal Health & Weight Discovery Session with me so we can chat about what foods can boost your health potential!