Improve your health with bone broth

Traditional Chinese medicine has known the prescription to year-round health for centuries. It’s simply the broth from animal bones.

Bone broth soup is one of the best nutrient-dense healing foods. These bones contain collagen, gelatin, glycine, arginine, proline, conhondroitin sulphates, glycosaminoglycans, hyaluronic acid, and loads of other nutrients.

 

Doctor’s Health Press gave the following reasons to consume bone broth soup on a regular basis:

Better digestion:

Bone broth soup can help heal the gastrointestinal lining and treat digestive conditions, such as leaky gut syndrome. The bones contain the powerful amino acid glycine. Studies found that glycine stimulated hydrochloric secretion within the stomach of volunteers.

Stronger immunity:

Do you often get the flu or a cold? Bone broth, and chicken soup in particular, is known to strengthen the immune system. Studies suggest that there may be certain substances within a traditional chicken soup that contain medicinal properties.

Bone and joint support:

Why haven’t we thought support bones with bones sooner? Bone broth is rich in minerals such as phosphorus and calcium, which are important for bone health. Gelatin and collagen are known to improve joint pain.

Other benefits:

In addition to the benefits above, bone broth soup is also known to promote brain health, adrenal function, a sound sleep, and healthy skin, hair and nail growth. It is also an anti-inflammatory and can relieve pain from arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Another benefit is in your wallet – making your own broth will save you some money.

 

Bone broth is a great source of gelatin, which is known to have its beauty benefits: 13 benefits of gelatin – a collagen protein

 

How the miracle broth is prepared: 

  1. Roast your bones in the oven for about 30 minutes at 180 degrees celcius.
  2. Put the bones in a large pot and fill it with filtered water. Let it sit in the water for 20–30 minutes. Add your choice of spices and vegetables (recommendation: one onion, two large carrots and two large celery stalks).
  3. Bring broth to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until it is complete.

Broth soup recommendations: beef (48-hour simmer), chicken (24 hours), and wild fish (eight hours).

 

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Holly Konig
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