4 Surprising Benefits of Bone Broth

August 11, 2021 in in Food

Bone broth is a liquid made by simmering animal bones, marrows, or connective tissues. This simmering causes the bones and ligaments to release healing compounds such as collagen, proline, glycerine and glutamine that have many health benefits. All bone broths – beef, chicken, fish or lamb- are nutrient-dense, easy to digest and rich in flavour which makes it the perfect base for soups stews and sauces.
Bone broth is rich in minerals that help build and strengthen your bones, and contains other nutrients, including vitamins, amino acids, and essential fatty acids. Here are some of the health benefits of bone broth:
1- Promote Gut and Digestive Health
Studies have shown that collagen and gelatine in bone broth are beneficial for restoring the gut lining and fighting food sensitivities. It also helps with the growth of probiotics and reduce inflammation levels in the digestive tracts.
2- Support Joint Mobility
Bone broth contains all the right bite nutrients and amino acids that support the joint mobility and health. It contains proline and glycerine that your body use to build its own connective tissues. It also contains glucosamine and chondroitin which can decrease joint pain and lessen the symptoms of osteoporosis.
3- Support Skin, Hair, and Nails
Collagen is the main nutrient in bone broth that supports the skin elasticity and firmness. It can also strengthen your hair and nails and make them grow faster.
4- May Improve Sleep and Brain Function
Bone broth contains glycerine and amino acids that support the central nervous system. Studies have shown that glycerine may help you relax, promote your sleep and improve mental function and memory.
Finally, bone broth is a highly nutritious drink that may support the body and many of its functions.

Written by Mariam Fadlallah, Kcal Nutritionist
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