Bone Broth Benefits

Bone broth was a hard concept for me to accept into our diet being that we don’t even eat a lot of meat, but the health benefits helped me get through being grossed out by bones.  The first couple times I made it, I didn’t like the smell of it cooking and then trying to drink it turned my stomach.  I have now learned a great way to make it and for me I like chicken bones and turkey bones the best.  The fact is that Bone Broth Benefits can’t be beat. Bones and cartilage of most meats can be used, including poultry, beef, lamb or fish. Bones that come from organic meats and natural, grass-fed are best. Bone broth has such an amazing list of health benefits that you are crazy not to include it in your everyday diet.  I always like to know all the health benefits of the food I am feeding my family. Just to list a few of the benefits:

  • Bone broth contains important minerals and vitamins.  It is one of the best usable sources of calcium.
  • It contains proline and glycine  which are important amino acids   These help keep our body healthy, repair damage, aid digestion and boost immune system. Glycine also is a precursor amino acid for glutathione and large amounts are needed for the liver to detoxify after chemical exposure.  Proline is necessary for healthy bones, skin, ligaments, tendons and cartilage. Proline also is beneficial for memory and in the prevention of depression. To read more on these go to Jade Institute website.
  • It contains chondroitin, glucosamine and sulphates.  These are all sold in expensive supplements for joint and arthritis pain.
  • It contains gelatin  and collagen which helps the lining of the intestine, strengthens the gut walls and supports immunity.  It aids digestion and helps you absorb more nutrients. If that isn’t enough it helps in repair of cartilage and bone.

For more info and benefits on bone broth here are some more great websites.  There are too many benefits to list.

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