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The Gut-Healing, Skin-Boosting Properties Of Bone Broth

Filed Under: Anti-Aging,Health Foods,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Hot drinks, beverages and soups are the perfect fit for the winter months as they can warm up your day even during the coldest days of the season. One of the latest “hot” drinks/foods is bone broth, a simple product that offers plenty of health benefits.

Bone broths are a dense source of fat-soluble vitamins, extraordinarily rich in protein, and can be a source of minerals as well. It contains glycine which supports the body’s detoxification process and also improves digestion and the secretion of gastric acids. Bone broths are also rich in gelatin which may support skin health and may help to inhibit neutrophil migration and the side effects of colds, flus and upper respiratory infections.

The biggest buzz comes from collagen, a protein found in connective tissue of vertebrate animals, which is abundant in bone, marrow, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. When you cook down bones, it breaks down the collagen so it becomes more easily digestible as the simmering causes the bones and ligaments to release healing compounds like collagen, proline, glycine, and glutamine that can provide a variety of health benefits.

Bone broths have become the foundation of cooking and are commonly used to make soups, stews, and prepare sauces. The tradition of using bones for making broth comes from years ago from Asian and European countries but one question always comes to mind when discussing this interesting healthy food: what is the difference between bone broth and stock?

Bone broth and stock are built on the same basic foundation: water, meat and/or bones, vegetables, and seasonings.  As it cooks, the liquid is typically skimmed and eventually, the solids are removed by straining the stock with a fine-mesh sieve coffee filter. Bone broth is typically made with bones from fish or chicken and can contain a small amount of meat adhering to the bones. In stock, bones are typically roasted first to improve the flavor of the bone broth. Bone broths are typically simmered for a very long period of time to ensure production of gelatin from collagen-rich joints and also to release minerals from bones.

 




One Response to “The Gut-Healing, Skin-Boosting Properties Of Bone Broth”

  1. deprogramming services says:

    I have heard that boiling joint bones for broth results in a broth that’s good for the joints because our body uses what boils out of the joints to build and repair our joints. This makes sense. But is there any scientific evidence supporting this theory?

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