The bone broth craze: It’s trending in all the restaurants, hitting grocery store shelves, and abundantly appearing in various news articles. It seems so innovative yet it’s something that has been around for many years, now suddenly resurfacing as the new super food. However, unlike other health food crazes, this one you can trust. In fact, bone broth is here to stay (did it ever really leave?) and should be implemented in everyone’s daily routine starting…now! Here’s 3 reasons why:
ONE: Bone broth is incredibly healing and nourishing to the gut. Since nearly 80% of the immune system is located in the gut, it’s arguably one of the most significant areas that dictate our health. Gut health has been linked to countless illnesses as well as a number of food allergies and intolerances which is why it is extremely important to focus on healing the gut. Processed foods, sugar, medications, and stress have all been known to damage the gut making it difficult to digest foods properly causing an overgrowth of harmful bacteria further compromising gut health.
Bone broth yields a variety of gut healing nutrients like collagen and L.Glutamine and is a great source of protein and fat soluble vitamins like A, D, E, and K. Consuming broth on a daily basis is an excellent way to nourish the body, heal the gut, and boost the immune system.
TWO: Do you have body aches and pains? Perhaps sore muscles or arthritis? Bone broth is just the healing mechanism you need to help ease inflammation. Broth contains valuable nutrients like collagen and gelatin that rebuild and strengthen tissues and bones by stimulating the growth of new cartilage in joints. In fact, studies show that doses of cartilage improved rheumatoid arthritis and other degenerative joint disorders. Broth is also full of vitamin C and calcium, two significant nutrients that support optimal bone structure.
THREE: Hydration is essential for optimal health. In fact, many nutritional deficiencies and health problems stem from dehydration. There are two main parts to hydration: water and minerals. Essentially, this means hydration and your body’s ability to maintain hydration. You can drink water all day long but if you’re not absorbing properly, hydration is not as effective. Bone broth is an excellent source of minerals essential to maintaining hydration. You see, minerals, or electrolytes, are what water depends on for proper absorption. Without these minerals, water is not properly assimilated into the body. Drinking broth throughout the day hydrates the body with essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids and is a great way to ensure proper hydration.
I always joke that bone broth is the new Windex. For those of you that have seen the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, you’ll know that the dad puts Windex on absolutely everything, convinced it is the ultimate cure. Well, I feel as though bone broth is the new Windex and is truly the ultimate superfood. With its many nourishing properties and countless health benefits, bone broth is something everyone should start incorporating into their diet now.