There has been a lot of buzz around Bone Broth lately, and for good reason too, many would consider it to be a key part of their daily health routine. The truth is, bone broth and the great health benefits that come with it, are hardly a new thing at all. In fact, bone broth has been an important staple in our diets throughout history.
In this blog we will cover the following:
- What exactly is bone broth?
- Why should I be drinking bone broth?
- How can I add bone broth to my diet?
What exactly is bone broth?
Over a period of days (not hours) bones, marrow, skin, feet, tendons and ligaments are simmered in water forming the broth, it is this slow cooking that causes the normally “left out” and non-digestible parts of the animal to break down and release all the nutrients, amino acids and minerals that are important for healthy-ageing. Unfortunately in modern times we have removed this part of our diet due to convenience. It is now normal to have lean cuts of meat with the bones already removed when we buy them.
Why should I be drinking bone broth?
It is super good for your gut.
The gelatine in bone broth allows for the natural healing of the lining in your stomach and promotes the growth of the good bacteria that live in there. You probably already know that having a healthy gut is essential to your overall health, but it could also help by improving any food sensitivities you might have.
Bone broth is also a beauty product.
Bone broth contains natural collagen which helps the skin form elastin and other compounds that you need to have a youthful skin tone and texture by increasing hydration levels and reducing lines and wrinkles. Collagen is also fantastic for your hair and nails, making them grow stronger and faster.
It boosts your immune system.
When we talk about the immune system in the body, where do you think that would be located? Turns out it is mostly in your gut! And having a healthy, functioning, robust gut system is the best way of improving your overall health and immunity.
How can I add bone broth to my diet?
There are now bone broth products everywhere that have extra additives and flavours. If you have a sensitive stomach, (which you might if you are buying bone broth) it would be a good idea to choose a pure and versatile product like Meadow and Marrow’s Natural Bone Broth Concentrate which you could use in a number of different ways.
Here are some ideas:
- Add it to your morning coffee or tea.
- Add it to soup, sauces and sautéing vegetables.
- Add it to your morning smoothie or cereal.
- Simply mix with water and down the hatch.
If you haven’t tried bone broth yet, you should! It could be the game changer you have been looking for.