In the last few years bone broth has been trending as a superfood with numerous benefits to our health. Is bone broth really good for you? My unconditional answer is: yes!
How is Bone Broth Made?
Bone broth is made of bones and connective tissues of animals that simmer in water with aromatics, garlic and onions for several hours. This allows to infuse the broth with minerals, nutrients, amino acids and collagen that are contained in the bones. You can also add any vegetable you wish.
What is the Nutritional Value of Bone Broth?
First of all bone broth is nutrient rich food. It provides a wide range of minerals that the body needs to function properly, such as: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium.
It is also rich in both omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids.
I recommend bone broth because it is the most rich food in the proline and glycine; two amino acids that are the main component of collagen protein.
Bone broth is also rich in glutamine, a non essential amino acid that is needed to build proteins needed by our blood and immune system and our organs.
Finally bone broth is rich in GAG (chondroitin, glucosamine and hyaluronic acid).
What are the Benefits of Drinking Bone Broth?
- It helps with bowel movements
- It protects the mucosal lining of the GI tract, reducing inflammation, helping it to heal or maintain its barrier function
- It favors repair of connective tissue, cartilage, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscle and bones
- It supports skin growth and structure
- It supports hair and nail growth
- It favors sleep
- It favors the production of glutathione, the body’s primary antioxidant
- It reinforces the immune system through balancing the gut bacteria
Use homemade bone broth to replace the monosodium glutamate-rich vegetable, chicken or beef cubes.