8.26.2020

Benefits of Bone Broth

By Amy Cole

There's no bones about it, bone broth is called liquid gold for a reason!

We will let you in on a little secret, there are an endless amount of reasons why you should be drinking bone broth daily. Whether you are looking for beautifying benefits, weight loss help, or you have achy joints...bone broth is there for you when you need it.

Before we talk about the benefits of bone broth, let's talk about what bone broth really is. Bone broth is simply the liquid made from simmering the bones and connective tissues of animals. The bones and connective tissues contain vast amounts of nutrients that you don't find in the meat of the animal. So by consuming all parts of the animal, you are not only creating less waste but also reaping the many benefits contained in the bones and connective tissues.

Now let's break down the many benefits of bone broth:

Gut Health/Soothes Inflammation

Bone broths provide building blocks for the rapidly growing cells of the gut lining and is a precious resource for finding all of the valuable amino acids, collagen, gelatin and trace minerals your body craves!

Some amino acids, such as glutamine, found in bone broth can also help with digestion. Glutamine also helps with conditions such as leaky gut, which irritates the mucosal lining in the intestines and interferes with the body’s ability to digest food.

If you have IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome) you most likely are not producing enough amino acids. Drinking bone broth daily may be a simple way to get anti-inflammatory amino acids into your body.

Having problems with chronic diarrhea, constipation, or even some food intolerances? Bone broth can help ease those symptoms by soothing gut inflammation!

Respiratory Health

Studies have proven that the amino acids and antioxidants produced when making chicken bone broth reduced inflammation in the respiratory system and improved symptoms associated with allergies, infections, asthma and more.

Promotes Healthy Bone Formation/Joint Health

Healthy bone formation requires “an adequate and constant supply of nutrients” as follows: calcium, protein, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin D, potassium, zinc, manganese, copper, boron, iron, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, and the B vitamins. Many of which can be found in bone broth.

Bone broth is also a source of gelatin, which may break down into collagen in the body. This is especially important in the joints. Over time, our joints wear down with continued use. Adding gelatin to your diet is a way to protect your joints from this damage.

Beautifying

Bone broth is packed with protein, good fats, collagen (a building block of cells found everywhere from your skin and bones to your brain), and keratin, all of which play a major role in strengthening and growth of hair and nails and giving you healthy and plump skin.

Cellulite got you feeling down? According to Dr. Axe, "Many people report a decrease in cellulite when consuming foods and supplements containing collagen, since cellulite forms due to a lack of connective tissue, allowing skin to lose its firm tone."

Weight Maintenance

Bone broth is a good source of L-glutamine, an essential amino acid (building block of protein) necessary for the body and gut health. L-glutamine was found in studies to reduce the Firmicutes in the gut, therefore, aid in weight loss. Firmicutes are heavily linked with obesity.

High in protein, bone broth also helps your body to feel fuller longer, keeping those snack cravings at bay. Drinking bone broth is a great way to increase your protein and decrease your calorie intake.

Aids Sleep

The amino acids in bone broth may also promote better sleep in some people. An amino acid called glycine has been found highly affective in improving sleep. Glycine can found in bone broth, so drinking a cup of broth with your dinner or before bedtime is a natural way to promote better sleep.

Kid Friendly

Have a picky eater? Bone broth is full of protein to ensure your little ones are getting adequate protein on a daily basis. It is also full of collagen to support growing bodies. The minerals and nutrients found in bone broth are gentle enough to be easily digested by your child too. It's a great way to boost their immune system and offer digestive support.

Download our Kid Friendly Bone Broth Recipes eBook!

Nourishing in Pregnancy

According to Well and Good, "In those early days of pregnancy, bone broth can be a godsend for a lot of mamas-to-be. Broth is a good way to keep up your nutrient intake when you’re feeling unable to eat."

Bone broth is nutrient dense, the perfect addition to your pregnancy diet! Because bone broth supports the nervous system, endocrine system and brain function, consuming it while pregnant helps the developing fetus build healthy organs.

Check out our blog on Bone Broth + Pregnancy

Superfood

There are dozens of nutrients found within bone broth, many of which can’t be obtained easily from other commonly eaten foods. Bones are rich in vitamins and nutrients, including calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous.

Looking for an immunity boost? Bone broth may be the answer!

 

Ready to try out this wonderful elixir? Check out our blog on how to sip on broth!

As always, if you have any questions, please email us at hello@fondbonebroth.com. We'd love to chat!

Young boy in pajamas holding mug of FOND bone broth

Resources:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323903

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/bone-broth

https://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/cooking-ideas/8-reasons-try-bone-broth

https://goop.com/food/tutorials/why-bone-broth-is-so-good-for-us/

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/a30175900/bone-broth-benefits/

https://styleblueprint.com/everyday/bone-broth-benefits/#:~:text=Findings from one research study,asthma and more (4).

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23949208/

“Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World,” published by Kaayla T. Daniel, 2014