If you follow natural health, there is no doubt you’ve been seeing an increased mention of bone broth! Perhaps your grandmother saved the chicken or turkey carcass to make broth. Or, if you grew up in a rural area, your parents or grandparents may have used pig’s feet or chicken feet to make broth.
These preparations were generally simple and arose from the frugality people developed in the Great Depression. Families needed to get as much as they could out of their food dollar, so nothing went to waste. We know today, from scientific studies, that collagen and gelatin (both found in spades in these bone broths) are essential for health skin, joints, and bones. We also know that the protein from the broth is easily digested and utilized in our bodies. Our grandparents knew this from direct experience.
Here are more reasons to love your bone broth:
Some of the amino acids in bone broth (arginine, glutamine, and cysteine) have been shown to boost immunity.
Other amino acids (cystine, histidine, and glycine) help reduce inflammation, and l-glutamine specifically reduces gut inflammation.
Bone broth can strengthen your bones and teeth because contains the minerals necessary for your body to maintain the skeletal system. We need an adequate supply of calcium, protein, magnesium, phosphorus, and other minerals and vitamins found in broth.
Even if you don’t have the time to make your own bone broth, or if you are not a cook, you can gain benefits from bone broth! One of our favorite supplies, Jarrow Formulas has a wonderful powdered mix that makes it easy to include bone broth in your diet. Jarrow Formulas has taken care to ensure that you donÕt ingest hormones or antibiotics when you use their bone broth powder. There are no artificial flavors or sweeteners present, and the mix provides a savory drink with significant amounts of nutrients such as collagen and minerals.