11 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Bone Broth Daily
If you we aren't already convinced, here are our top 11 reasons (10 just wasn't enough) why you should be drinking this superfood daily.
01: Aids In Digestion
Bone broth stimulates the release of digestive juices needed to break down food as well as assisting with the production of bile acids required to break down fats. The nutrients in the broth also help to maintain a healthy balance of bacteria that live in our gut which also play a key role in digestion among many other things.
02: Supports Weight Loss & Blood Sugar Regulation
Bone Broth is packed with nutrients, containing approx 8 grams of protein which curbs your appetite whilst also being low in calories with just around 35 calories per serve. Bone broth also contains glycine which increases the effect of insulin, the main hormone involved in regulating our blood sugar levels. This ensures our cells use the glucose efficiently as fuel rather than converting and storing it as fat.
03: Heals & Seals The Gut Lining
Each day we expose our gut to stressors that damage the gut lining. This is commonly known as leaky gut. The main stressors are medications such as the oral contraceptive pill and antibiotics, poor diet, gluten, bad bacteria and emotional stress. The amino acids glycine and proline are important structural components of the connective tissue that lines the digestive tract. This ensures that food particles and bacteria stay inside the gut where they belong rather than passing through to the bloodstream. When they leak out, our immune system launches an attack which during the friendly fire causes damage to your own cells and results in inflammation. This is a key driver of autoimmunity, food intolerances, skin conditions and other health complications.
04: Strengthens The Immune System
80% of the immune system is located in the gut. If the lining and balance of bacteria is out of whack, your exposure to toxins and foreign materials is increased sending the immune system into overdrive. As a result, the immune system starts to malfunction. A strong gut lining and healthy gut flora is the foundation to a strong immune system and your overall health.
05: Supports Detoxification & Protects The Liver
Bone broth contains nutrients that fuel the detoxification process, glycine in particular. Glycine is also needed to produce glutathione, the livers most powerful antioxidant, protecting cells from free radical damage that cause disease and rapid ageing.
06: Protects You Joints & Reduces Joint Inflammation
The gelatin in bone broth provides important nutrients crucial for forming connective tissue that keeps joints flexible and able to withstand shock. Bone broth is also rich in hyaluronic acid, glucosamine and chondroitin compounds extracted from the broken down cartilage. These compounds are important for joint health and reducing joint inflammation conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
07: Promotes Healthy & Strong Bone Formation
Gelatin contains nutrients needed for rebuilding collagen, a fibrous protein that gives bones its strength and flexibility. Gelatin rich bone broth therefore aids in re-building new bone and preventing them from becoming soft, brittle and prone to fractures.
08: Improves Your Mood A Helps You Sleep
Glycine is an inhibitory neurotransmitter having a calming yet non sedative effect. This reduces feelings of stress and anxiety whilst also improving sleep quality. Furthermore, 80% of serotonin is produced in the gut which is the neurotransmitter responsible for making us happy. A healthy gut is important for a happy and healthy mood.
09: Keeps Skin Tight, Hair Shiny & Nails Strong.
The gelatin contains key structural elements needed to keep the connective tissue in our skin elastic and free from wrinkles and our hair and nails strong and healthy.
10: Aids In Muscle Building & Recovery
The gelatin provides nutrients needed to form new muscle and prevent muscle wastage which increases with age. The gelatin also helps regenerate damaged muscle keeping it strong and intact.
11: Balances Out The Nutrients Required For Diets High In Meat
While meat is a healthy part of a balanced diet, it’s also high in methionine which increases homocysteine levels in the blood. Elevated homocysteine levels are inflammatory and associated with conditions such as cardiovascular disease, depression and fractures. The glycine aids in detoxifying and balancing out the methionine levels to offset any imbalance.