Bone Broth is Magical
So many times you read from integrative and functional medicine doctors that wellness starts and ends in the gut which leads me to today's post. Before I get into why I love bone broth I want to talk about my personal experiences with it. When I drink it on a consistent basis, my skin is glowing, my thoughts are clear and my gut is happy.
The traditional healing bone broth is made from organic, raw bones (chicken and chicken feet, beef, or fish) cooked in a crockpot or simmer on the stove top and simmered for 24-hours to achieve maximum mineral extraction. This mineral rich liquid is made by simmering pasture-raised bones in purified water with traditional vegetables, as well as herbs and a small amount of raw apple cider vinegar.
Promotes Healing – Bone broth has been used successfully in treating gastro-intestinal disorders, including hyperacidity, colitis, Crohn’s disease, and much more. Digestive Aid – Aids in the digestibility of grains, beans, legumes, vegetables and meats and is hydrophilic in nature.Macro Minerals – Contains highly absorbable forms of calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and sulfur, as well as trace minerals which support the bones, adrenal glands, nervous system, gums, and teeth.Gelatin and Collagen – Rich in both; promoting bone and joint healing in addition to supporting digestion, improving skin elasticity, and the reduction of wrinkles.Fat Burning – Can help reduce inflammation and allow the body to begin burning fat for fuel instead of sugar.Rich in Protein – Adds easily digestible protein to your diet.Contains Amino Acids – Glycine, proline, hydroxyproline, and lysine are formed, which is important to detoxification and amino acid production in the body.Joint Support – Glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, and hyaluronic acid are produced and present for additional muscle and joint support.Immune System Enhancement – Promotes the assimilation of vitamins and minerals and thus supports immunity.Delicious and Nutritious – Use as soup, cooking liquid, sauce, or as a tea.Synergy – Finally, by initially healing the GI tract, bone broth creates an environment in which all of the nutrients being taken in, whether by food or supplementation, can increase their bio-availability to your body.