So I was recently asked by one of the readers over at Power2doit publication (check out the whole answer here) if bone broth actually had medicinal properties. My answer? It sure does!
Why do I love bone broth? How many reasons would you like, I’m sure I could go on and on…
1. It’s healing and sealing as they say. The gelatine found in bone broth is a hydrophilic colloid. It attracts and holds liquids, including digestive juices, this means it supports proper digestion which means a healthy gut
2. Reduces joint pain. Thanks to the glucosamine and chondroitin sulphates not to mention many other compounds extracted from the boiled down cartilage and tendons. Save your money on the pricey pill forms of these, just drink some joint pain and arthritis receiving bone broth.
3. Promotes healthy and strong bones. Forget the expensive supplements, bone broth contains high amounts of calcium, magnesium and other nutrients that play very important roles in our bone formation and health.
4. Stops infections caused by colds and flu. There are studies that show that chicken broth has indeed got medicinal properties and will significantly reduce the duration of a cold. It has cysteine, an amino acid that has been shown to make the mucus in your lungs less “sticky” and therefore easier to expel.
5. Fights inflammation. Amino acids like glycine, proline and arginine all have anti-inflammatory properties. Arginine is especially beneficial in treating sepsis (whole body inflammation) Glycine has calming effects, have a little help sleeping in a cp of soothing broth!
6. Promotes healthy hair and nails. The gelatin in bone broth helps with more than that though, even if your broth doesn’t gel it’s still got the benefits so don’t worry.
It’s warm and soothing, it comforts the mind and soothes the soul. If for nothing else I would drink it for that.
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