Sounds pretty freaky, right?
Bone broth is a century-long traditional food that offers a whole array of health benefits. Even though this tradition began way before trends ever became trendy, it is finally making its way into mainstream culture, today.
Diabetes takes a toll on the brain, heart, gut, and skin by slowly cutting off blood supply (and thus, nutrient supply) over time. Bone broth is an excellent way to give your body a direct source of the nutrients it needs to fight this.
Here are six reasons why you should be drinking bone broth, daily.
#1 Supports Detox Process
Bone broth is packed with vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that are otherwise hard to find in a regular diet. It is rich in potassium and glycine, both of which help the body with the whole detox process by the liver and at the cellular level.
Glycine is a precursor to glutathione, a powerful antioxidant known for its detoxifying capabilities.
#2 Improves Memory and Cognition
Bone broth is brimming with minerals that enhance your brainpower. Magnesium, for example, helps to regulate sleep better. Other than minerals, the amino acids support brain health by transporting neurotransmitters more efficiently in their neural pathways so that we can think clearer and make decisions more easily. As mentioned, bone broth is a great source of glycine, a type of amino acid that has a hand in cognition and memory.
#3 Boosts the Immune System
The gelatin and collagen in bone broth are super beneficial to the gut, which in turn helps boost the immune system. Glutathione plays an important role in fighting free radicals, further bolstering the immune system in its basic functions.
In fact, this is exactly why so many grandmas all over the world recommend homemade chicken soup when you’re sick: the broth supercharge the immune system so that you can be on the mend more quickly!
#4 Good Source of Important Minerals
Trace minerals are essential to energy production throughout the body, and bone broth supplies many important nutrients, minerals, and electrolytes. Bone marrow is particularly full of all the good stuff, such as calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, sodium, potassium, sulfate, and fluoride.
In a way, this is like nature’s very own medicinal drink concocted to combat fatigue, brain fog, sleep issues, and digestion.
#5 Helps Digestion
Gelatin strengthens the gut lining but often is lacking in our diets. By sipping on bone broth, a source of gelatin, you are aiding in the healing of the gut lining, decreasing food sensitivities, lowering inflammation, and repopulating the gut with healthy bacteria. Each of these improvements allows a smoother digestion and contribute to a stronger immune system.
#6 Gives You Glowing Skin
All of the trace minerals supply your skin with superior nutrition, but the collagen in bone broth is what really takes it to the next level. Collagen is what strengthens your skin again after taking hits from environmental stressors, smoothes out wrinkles, and hydrates the skin from the inside.
There are plenty of recipes for bone broth online. Take a look and see what that looks good to you, then get to sipping!
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