What’s The Big Deal About Bone Broth?!

By The Body Department June 14, 2018

Let’s chat about gut health shall we? Other than being a staple part of the paleo and ketogenic diet, bone broth has become a go-to for many people when it comes to detoxifying the system, resolving digestion issues and boosting proper body function. It’s been drilled into our minds that “chicken soup is good for the soul”, well bone broth is great for the gut. 

Here’s why bone broth is a really big deal!

For those suffering from leaky gut, bone broth is one of the most beneficial [liquid] foods to consume to restore proper gut health and therefore support immune system function and healthy inflammation response. Unfortunately, some foods found in the American diet, whether due to preservatives and other additives, cause food, once it’s broken down, to then work against the digestive system. Leaky gut is a cause of secretions happening within the lining of the intestines which then causes inflammation and common daily bloating issues.

Inflammation

Traditionally-made bone broths are believed to support healthy inflammatory response and normal immune system function. Bone broth can even promote healthy sleep, boost energy throughout the day and support a healthy mood. 

Bloat Issues

Not so easy, Lohan! Bone broths are extraordinarily rich in protein and can be a great source of minerals as well. Glycine, found in bone broth, supports the bodies detoxification process. Glycine also supports digestion by controlling the secretion of gastric acids which can relieve any issued with bloat. Glycine can also heal the liver! 

Healthy Skin

Bone broths are also rich in gelatin and proline which supports optimal skin health. Proline, the amino-acid especially contains anti-aging benefits and connective tissue strengthening properties. It’s directly associated with collagen production. When paired with vitamin C, proline helps the body to absorb minerals and improves skin elasticity. The detoxifying properties in bone broth also promotes glowing skin.

Wards Off Colds & Infections

And, lastly, if you’ve ever wondered why chicken soup is amazing to fight the common cold, there’s simple science behind that. Chicken broth inhibits something called “neutrophil migration”. Meaning that it helps mitigate the side effects of colds, flus and upper respiratory infections. Strengthening your immune system with each sip! 

Here’s how to create your very own batch of homemade bone broth.

Words via Christina Makoyawo. Image via The Paleoista. Video via Kettle & Fire.