So you’ve read one of the dozens of articles in the news this month talking about how more people are making and buying bone broth and it’s the new coffee. But nobody’s given you a compelling reason to try this strange-sounding soup. After all, it’s the same product you buy in cardboard packages at the store to cook meals with, right?
There’s a big difference between the sodium-heavy and preservative-laden concoctions the leading brands are selling, and the slowly simmered, real broth that’s taking the food world by storm. For one, there are no preservatives. Second, at least at Bare Bones we use bones only from grass-fed, organic and pastured animals — meaning we’re not leaching nasty hormones or lead out of the cartilage and marrow. Finally, bone broth is loaded with minerals and other nutrients essential to life, including collagen, calcium, magnesuim, phosphorous, silicon, sulphur and more.
Here are 10 benefits of bone broth that we hope will make you consider adding Bare Bones Broth to your meals and snacks.
Promotes good digestion
Leaky gut syndrome, or a damaged intestinal wall, allows harmful undigested or partially digested molecules directly into the bloodstream and has been linked to a number of pretty common diseases. As The Daily Beast pointed out recently, those include asthma, acne, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel, kidney disease, psoriasis, eczema, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome and heart failure.
More science here. Bare Bones Broth is brimming with collagen, which is basically like NuSkin for your wounded intestinal wall. It helps seal the gut and keep the toxins out of your bloodstream, while also working to rebuild it from the inside out.
Studies, like this one by Japanese researchers, show that ingesting collagen (not just putting it on your skin) helps protect your skin against damaging effects of certain UV rays. Read: It helps prevent wrinkles and other sun damage. Real broth has a hefty dose of collagen extracted from the bones and connective tissue of animals.
Stronger bones and nails
Most people know that eating gelatin makes your bones and fingernails stronger. But did you know that eating 7 grams of gelatin a day can increase your nail strength by as much as five times? Dermatologist Dr. Zeev Pam has the details. You’ll be glad to know you don’t have to make pudding or jiggly fruit snacks to get your daily dose of gelatin. Bone broth has ridiculous amounts of it.
Smoothes your joints
One of the primary nutrients in broth is collagen, which is great for cutting down on swelling and pain in your joints if you have arthritis and generally improving joint mobility for the rest of us, according to this 2002 study published in the International Journal of Pharmacological Research.
The glycine found in abundance in Bare Bones Broth has been billed by researchers as “a new anti-inflammatory immunonutrient.” Read: It helps not only with arthritis, but muscle pain and other inflammation throughout your body, including in your renal (kidney), respiratory, cardiovascular and digestive systems.
Makes your liver more awesome
The glycine in bone broth helps your liver clean out toxins and even has prevented alcohol damage to the liver in some studies. It’s great for treating conditions like alcoholic hepatitis and helps protect the liver from the harmful effects of chemotherapy.
Supports your immune system
Bare Bones Broth is packed with minerals and amino acids that fuel your body to rebuild stronger cells. It also boosts antioxidant activity, thanks again to that glycine, which is necessary for synthesizing glutathione and uric acid, two of the most critical endogenous antioxidants in the body.
It’s easy to add to your diet
Despite its intimidating-sounding name, bone broth is pretty simple to incorporate into virtually any diet. Some people sip it to nourish and recharge after a tough workout. Others mix it into their morning smoothies. You can glaze vegetables with it, make soups and stews with it, and basically use it instead of water in almost any recipe. In fact, we’ve written an entire cookbook on ways to add bone broth to your diet, and have scores of free recipes on our blog for you to peruse and try. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to start infusing every meal with the benefits of Bare Bones Broth.
It tastes delicious
This one is subjective, but really. Once you try it with your favorite seasonings, you’ll probably be jonesing for your next bone broth fix with the rest of us.
With an endless list of benefits, what are you waiting for? Try Bare Bones Broth today!
Disclaimer: The health information on this site is purely informational and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. Should you have a medical condition please contact your physician or other health care professional.