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Bone broth is exactly what it sounds like, broth made from boiling animal bones and connective tissue. It is commonly made from cattle, chicken, or fish bones. Bone broth was introduced in the 1800s when our ancestors hunted and gathered their food. It was unheard of to waste any part of the animal, which is why boiling the bones became common. Soon after, the many benefits of bone broth became clear. If drinking plain bone broth doesn’t sound appetizing, try mixing it into recipes such as soup, stuffing, gravy, marinade, or smoothies to reap its health benefits.

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Skin Health

Collagen is a term we hear all the time in the beauty industry, but what is it? Collagen is a protein found in the skin and connective tissues; it helps with anti-aging, strengthens nails and encourages healthy hair growth and shine. Drinking bone broth will provide the body with the necessary collagen to ensure a healthy appearance. Another benefit of bone broth is the reduction of cellulite. Cellulite is a result of insufficient connective tissue. The collagen found in bone broth is a natural alternative to reducing cellulite without the need for physical activity.

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Gut Health

Bone broth is the natural medicine needed to improve many digestive and gut conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, and leaky gut syndrome. Bone broth contains collagen and gelatin that are rich in amino acids. Amino acids are critical for reducing inflammation and healing leaky gut syndrome. Besides the discomforts caused by leaky gut syndrome, it is also known to be the underlying cause of other conditions such as autoimmune diseases, depression, anxiety, allergies, acne, and more. Gelatin is important in fighting food sensitivities and growth of probiotics in the digestive tract.

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Immune System

When fighting the common cold, the first thing we think to eat is chicken noodle soup. Bone broth, which is found in chicken noodle soup, has amino acids such as arginine, glutamine, and cysteine. These are natural minerals that soothe symptoms of the common cold, by reducing inflammation, clearing mucus buildups, and opening the respiratory system. In fact, the chemical make-up of cysteine is similar to that of acetylcysteine, which is often prescribed to patients with bronchitis.

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Teeth and Bone Health

Calcium and magnesium are the top two nutrients needed for bone health. Bone broth is high in both calcium, magnesium, as well as other nutrients recommended for bone health. Calcium is important because it supports bone development and strength. Magnesium is critical for calcium absorption, producing a bone-preserving hormone, and regulating bone breakdown.

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Weight Loss

Metabolism plays a key role in weight loss. Glutamine amino acid, found in bone broth, promotes a healthy metabolism that helps us maintain energy. Drinking bone broth is the perfect way to get daily nutrients while consuming low carbohydrates and calories. Bone broth is also a staple for people who are fasting.

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Hydration

Athletes often drink Gatorade or a sports drink when performing physical activity to replenish the electrolytes and carbohydrates they sweat out. Bone broth is a great, natural alternative because it is high in both minerals. In fact, research shows bone broth can rehydrate better than drinking water. Bone broth also doesn’t contain all the added sugar found in sports drinks.

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Muscle Building

An important part of muscle building is recovering. Recovery is needed to allow muscles tissues to repair themselves. Bone broth has an abundance of Glutathione, which is critical for repairing tissue to continue building muscle. When the body doesn’t have enough Glutathione, recovery takes long making muscles feel sore and tired.

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Improve Mood

Many people don’t know this, but the health of your gut can be a large factor in mental illnesses. When gut bacteria is unhealthy, it sends anxiety to the brain causing disorders such as depression and obsessive-compulsive. Research has shown that glycine, as found in bone broth, can reduce symptoms of schizophrenia and promote relaxation.

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Healthy Pregnancy

Whether you’re struggling with infertility, morning sickness, or just want a healthy baby, bone broth is for you! The abundance of amino acids in bone broth help the body detoxify, ridding the body of extra hormones, which can cause infertility. Bone broth is easy for the body to absorb, which allows unborn babies to get several of the vitamins and nutrients they need for healthy development. In addition, unborn babies will, too, experience all the health benefits.

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Improve Sleep

It isn’t easy for everyone to get their beauty rest every night, but it is very important. If you struggle to get the recommended hours of sleep each night, adding bone broth supplements to your bedtime routine could be beneficial. Bone broth contains glycine, which relaxes the Central Nervous System and promotes a good night’s rest. In addition to improving sleep, bone broth reduces lethargy during the daytime.

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Disclaimer

This site offers information designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on any information on this site as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or as a substitute for, professional counseling care, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.