Why is bone broth good for you? Why do we make it at least once a week in our house? Let me explain. You may want to add bone both to your diet too.
Why We Love It
Bone broth has become a “must-have” staple in our home due to the health benefits that I have experienced starting with the AIP diet to heal my gut, lose weight and minimize many symptoms the have disappeared when we changed how we eat.
Bone Broth Sampler- Grass-fed Beef, Free-range Chicken & Turkey
Why is Bone Broth Good for You? It’s in the Amino Acids
Even those who criticize the consumption of bone broth must admit that it does contain animal-sourced amino acids that are valuable to the human body. These amino acids can help protect and strengthen your joints and bones, allowing you to safely enjoy an active lifestyle for a longer period of time, heal your body and reduce inflammation. Some functional medicine doctors recommend having a cup of it every day for optimal health.
According to Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. (a.k.a. The Paleo Mom), you should consider bone broth a “super food.” She writes that “…while meat of all kinds does supply both of these amino acids, you just can’t beat the quantity or absorbability of proline and glycine in bone broth, hence bone broth’s superfood status.”
Give Your Gut a Helping Hand
Many medical professionals and health experts also recommend the consumption of bone broth because it can take away some of the discomfort that comes with leaky gut syndrome and other digestive issues. This includes helping minimize the symptoms of food allergies and intolerances, so you can enjoy a healthy diet without spending hours in bed or in the bathroom afterwards.
Other Potential Benefits
The vitamins, minerals and fatty acids found in bone broth are also believed to benefit the human body in a variety of ways, including:
- Shinier hair
- Clear skin complexion
- Less noticeable cellulite
- Stronger immune system
There is a lot of research to back up any of these claims in addition to the thousands of people from around the world who stand by these assertions because they have seen it work to improve their own health.
Where Can You Buy Bone Broth
If you don’t have the time or want to take the time to make bone broth, you can sometimes find it at health food stores locally or online. Since we have Amazon Prime, we often order one of these brands:
Organic Bone Broth Sampler- Three Free-range Chicken Versions & Turkey, 8 oz eachOsteobroth – A Nourishing, Chicken Bone Broth in a Convenient, Powdered Form 9.2 Oz Kettle & Fire – Grassfed Pasture Raised Beef Bone Broth – 17.6 Oz Each
We use it for cooking, as a snack and to restore health! It really is a favorite superfood for us. 🙂