The Benefits of Healing Bone Broth
By Lubna Sheikh on 15th January 2018
One of the most popular health foods of recent years is bone broth. Celebrities and athletes swear by it due to a variety of reasons.
Bone broth has been used throughout history. Hunters and gatherers drank it, not only because they wanted to make the most from their catches but also because of its extensive health benefits.
What is in it?
Bone broth is derived from the parts of an animal that can’t be eaten, such as the bones, skin, tendons, ligaments, marrow, and feet, which are usually simmered down for a few days. Bone broth has many health benefits. It’s recommended as a healing agent for many illnesses and pains.
The ingredients of Bone Broth tend to have vital minerals and substances that your body needs to stay productive. Calcium and magnesium are the two main vitamins in bones, and your body can digest and absorb these minerals easily. In addition to that, collagen levels in bone broth are high.
Collagen is a protein in your muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive system and tendons. It’s what helps give our skin strength and elasticity, along with replacing dead skin cells. It is the glue that keeps everything together.
What does it exactly heal?
It has a healing benefit for a lot of ailments. The above-mentioned proteins, minerals and vitamins can have a massive health benefit. For those that have been suffering from a leaky gut syndrome or other gastrointestinal issues, a simple broth can do wonders. Gelatine and Collagen, which you can find in abundance in a beef broth, are very useful in repairing the gut lining in your stomach.
If you have some allergies, or intolerance of some kind, drinking some broth can boost your immune system and help you manage those nasty allergies. Outside of that, it’s not uncommon to see that bone broth heals cellulitis. As stated, Collagen does help in keeping your skin elasticity levels up, which would lead to tighter hips and buttocks, and you should feel better about yourself within a few weeks.
Are you someone who has been suffering from arthritis? Broth for arthritis relieving purposes can be very effective. Due to the elevated levels of vitamins and proteins, your bones gain vitality and your joints will strengthen. The gelatine in bone broth can also help you keep your tendons in place, and smoothen your movements, at any age.
How to use it in your natural cooking!
Bone Broth is not only good for you, but it also can taste great. Often, a bone broth can turn into a great soup. If you want to learn more on Bone Broth and natural cooking and discover some great healthy recipes, why not book onto one of our natural cooking courses? You can book online here or call 07904 786 888 for more information.
About the author of this article
My name is Lubna and I am a Holistic Food Coach, Natural Chef, Massage Specialist & Yoga teacher. I am passionate about your health and well-being. Now, health and well-being is my life! I practice yoga every morning. I attend and support my community fitness centre and I have recently learned how to swim.