This fall, there are new trendy hot beverage cups all over America, and the experts are already praising their health. So what is this magical elixir? Bone Broth In New York City, there's even a whole store for bones broth, the name Brodo, where you can take soup cups along the way – think of Starbucks, but tasty. But is bone broth good for you?
As a Devotee for Bone Broth, I could not be any more excited that this "magical" drink is being spread. (DYK, that Bone Broth is one of the top 50 winter foods for weight loss?) Magic is what a Nutritionist called Bone Broth when I learned about the emerging food trend for the first time. We discussed Leaky-Gut Syndrome, a condition where supposedly bones are supposed to help, and the food pro told me their customers who drink bone broth have reported significant improvements in gut problems. Sounds pretty magical to me. But there are so many other benefits to the broth, other than what it can do for your colon.
How to Make Bone Broth
So I went to my supermarket just to find that they had no bones. The local butcher could help me, but he recommended that I try the Asian food market. I found that the best way to make bones is to find the most bones you can find, such as beef thighs, chicken thighs, ox tails, soup bones and, of course, small, scary feet. Once you have the bones, it's easy to prepare a simple broth: cram them into a crockpot with vegetables and herbs lying around, add water, and simmer low for 24 to 72 hours. It will smell wonderful and you will get a nutritious drink ̵
8 Benefits of bone broth doing amazing things for your body
1. Heal and seal your stomach. One cup of bones per day works wonders for the Leaky Bowel Syndrome, but it's also good for protecting non-licking guts, said Jill Grunewald, a holistic nutritionist and founder of Healthful Elements. The gelatin in the bones, which is typically used to make broth (such as ankles, feet and other joints), is said to seal holes in the intestine. (People with leaky gut have a porous bowel feed.) This "patching" can help alleviate chronic diarrhea, constipation, and even some food intolerances.
2. Protect your joints. The use of glucosamine supplements has long been used as the first line of treatment for people with joint pain, but it turns out that even bouillon contains glucosamine. Unlike pills, the bouillon provides other nutrient and health benefits that can help relieve pain. It has been shown that chondroitin sulfate, which for example occurs in the articular cartilage to protect the joints, contributes to the prevention of osteoarthritis.
3. Look younger. A great advantage of the bones broth is that it is a rich source of collagen, which naturally also occurs as a joint protection and stabilizer in the body. Experts are uncertain as to whether the skin-firming, joint-strengthening benefits of taking collagen are present, but studies have shown skin elasticity and the fine lines of collagen supplements are improving. (Learn more about adding collagen to your diet.)
4. Sleep better. Research has shown that glycine, which is found in the bones broth, can improve sleep and ward off fatigue.
5. Supporting a healthy immune system. Due to the high mineral concentration in the broth, Mark Sisson, author of The Primal Blueprint calls the bone broth a "superfood" that can boost your immune system. (Maybe your grandma was right to feed you chicken soup with endless bowls if you got sick.)
6. Improve bone strength. Phosphorous, magnesium and calcium in the bones seep out into the broth so you can drink all the essential nutrients for your own healthy bones.
7. Complete your diet. One thing is clear: We do not propose a complete bone broth. It can (and should not) be your remedy for essential nutrients like amino acids. If you do not eat meat regularly, it can help to deliver amino acids from animal protein through bones. Amino acids are important for muscle regeneration and energy – two key elements of your fitness.
8. ISS healthier. While the trend of bones broth might have started with a drinkable broth in a cup, there are many other ways you can eat and cook with bones. Here are some clever ideas:
How to Eat Bone Broth
- Drink it directly. Pour it into a thermos and take it on the way to work.
- Use it to make grains. If you are making your favorite old crop, such as quinoa or farro, use a bone broth instead of water.
- Freeze for later use. Pour bouillon into ice cube container and freeze. You have individually portioned broth ready.
- Prepare soup. This is a proven method of using bone stock. Start from scratch (if possible) or use commercially purchased bone stock as a base for soups or stews.