The Benefits of Bone Broth

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The Benefits of Bone Broth

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During the ancient times, our predecessors were eating all sorts of traditional foods such as fermented milk products and vegetables and animal products. It is surmising that they knew the health benefits of the products.

Today, one of the ancient food which has gained popularity globally due to its health benefits is bone broth. Most health experts recommend bone broth to their patients, and those who drink it regularly claim that it works like magic. The best thing about bone broth is that it’s easy and economical to make using all sorts of bones such as chickens necks, beef knuckles, oxtails, etc. You can also add vegetables, herbs, and spices to your pot and boil them for about four hours or more depending on the bones you are using to cook the bone broth.

Here are 5 benefits of bone broth:

1. Strengthens teeth and bones

Research conducted on bones and teeth formation shows that, the human body requires a constant supply of calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, phosphorous, manganese, boron, copper, potassium, iron, zinc, vitamin C, vitamin K and B supplements. All these nutrients can be acquired from bone broth made of meat or fish with vegetables.

2. Fights common cold and bronchitis

One of the main reasons why health experts recommend bone broth especially chicken soup during the cold season is because it fights common cold by clearing mucus and, opening respiratory pathways. In addition to that, Professor Irwin Ziment of UCLA claims that chicken soup contains the amino acid cysteine, which works the same way as the bronchitis drug acetylcysteine.

3. Improves immunity

Most ancient people took bone broth when they fell sick because they knew it helps in strengthening body immunity. Bone broth contains amino acids such as glutamine, arginine, and cysteine which are known to boost immunity to diseases and infections in human beings and animals as well.

4. Lowers the rate of aging

Most people don’t know that there’s a natural way to stay young instead of applying all kinds of beauty products on their skin. Compared to plumping products, bone broth is cheap since you can make it at home, plus it helps keep your nails, hair, and skin looking radiant without any side effects.

5. Heals and protects the gut

Several studies show that bone broth contains gelatin, an essential element which fights food allergies, strengthens the gut lining, supports healthy inflammation levels and helps with the growth of probiotics.

According to Jill Grunewald, a nutritionist, taking a cup of bone broth on a daily basis heals leaky gut syndrome and cures chronic constipation, diarrhea, and many other digestive tract problems.

The Benefits of Bone Broth