Let me introduce you to a little wonder in a cup. This incredible substance supports the entire body, keep your skin vibrant, and may be key to a healthy immune system durning these winter months.
Bone broth protein and stocks may be one of the most nourishing, life-giving superfoods around, and yet very few of us still make or consume them. N.D., naturopath Erika Siegel states, “There’s no food that replicates the nutritional benefits of broth”. It is so beneficial in so many ways, and traditional cultures have thrived off this stuff for centuries.
Bone broths have been an integral part of cultures around the world for about as long as people have been eating food. They’re making a comeback as a hot health trend, but the benefits of the long simmering periods of animal bones have been celebrated for centuries! This process pulls out nutrients that support bones and connective tissue that aren’t found in meat.
Benefits for the Body
Gut and Immune System:
Studies show that the gelatin in bone broth is beneficial for sustaining gut health, helping with the normal growth of good bacteria in the gut, and supporting healthy digestive function. Bone broth is one of the most beneficial foods to consume to maintain gut health and therefore support immune system function as up to 80 percent of your immune cells are housed in your gut.
Skin, hair, nails:
A large reason bone broth is becoming so popular these days is because of its amazing effect on hair skin and nails. The gelatin, collagen, and minerals in bone broth helps form elastin and other compounds within skin that are responsible for maintaining skin’s youthful tone, texture and appearance. I definitely notice my hair and nails growing beautifully and clear skin when I consume bone broth or collagen every day.
Metabolism and Detoxification:
Bone broth generally features potassium and glycine, which support healthy cellular and liver detoxification. Bone broth is considered a powerful detoxification agent since it helps the digestive system expel waste and promotes healthy liver function.
Collagen and Gelatin:
Dr. Francis Pottenger and other world-class researchers have found gelatin and collagen to have numerous healing and physical benefits such as:
- Supports the immune system
- Supports digestive tract
- Promotes normal growth of healthy bacteria
- Support hair skin and nails
Essential Amino Acids:
Bone broth typically features 19 easy-to-absorb amino acids (the building blocks of proteins). Gelatin in bone broths contains “conditional” amino acids arginine, glycine, glutamine and proline. These amino acids also contribute to stock’s health properties. These various amino acids in bone broth support gut function, skin health, and much more.
Minerals and Electorlights:
Minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus are involved in almost every function of the human body. Electrolyte minerals are a critical component in bone broth that isn’t found in other protein supplements (like whey protein).
Bone Broth Protein
For years, I have been making homemade bone broth at home and using an organic collagen supplement in my smoothies.
How I do it:
- Cook a whole chicken each week.
- Take the bones from the chicken and throw them in a slow cooker, cover them with water, sea salt, onions, carrots, and celery
- Cook on low for 18-24 hours.
Although this method is great- there are times (more often these days) where I do not even have time to do that.
Two major obstacles to experiencing the benefits of bone broth is the time to make it at home and expense to buy it pre-packaged.
So I have been using Bone Broth Protein– a breakthrough in protein supplementation that delivers the benefits of bone broth in an easy to mix and convenient, on-the-go form.
Not only does Bone Broth Protein feature gut-friendly protein, it also has Co-Factors such as collagen, glucosamine, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid and key electrolyte minerals—to support the health of your gut, joints, muscles, skin and healthy detoxification.
Why I love Bone Broth Protein:
- I love that some of the flavors (like turmeric and pure) feature NO other ingredients- just PURE BONE BROTH! So you are not getting any artificial ingredients, sweeteners, or fillers.(just turmeric, in case of variety)
- I love how you can add it to any soup boost the benefits.
- I love starting my day with bone broth in the form of a delicious smoothie- in summer or winter!
- I love how you can bake and make drinks with this protein.
How to Use:
- Simply mix 1 scoop in your morning smoothie.
- Mix with water or milk of choice.
- Add to soup or stews.