Chicken soup is well known for being the best healer of those who are achy, sick, and just plain unwell.
Yup, your grandmother was onto something!
Bone broth, from chicken or beef bones, is truly a ‘magic drink.’ With over 19 amino acids, healthful proteins, and a variety of minerals, this nutritious liquid aids in immune, gut, heart, skin, bone, and joint health.
Bone broth is rich in non-essential amino acids including arginine, glycine, proline, and glutamine.
Arginine boosts the immune system, sperm production, and helps regenerate damaged liver cells.
Glycine improves sleep, memory, and performance, while also preventing the breakdown of lean muscle.
Proline heals joints, improves skin health, and repairs leaky gut syndrome.
Glutamine aids in muscle building and recovery, boosts energy and metabolism, supports bone health, and maintains connective tissue health.
Bone broth, the magic drink, is liquid collagen. Collagen helps promote the formation of cartilage and elastin, which we lose as we age. Cartilage is the cushion between our joints, and what makes our hair and nails healthy. Elastin makes us look young and beautiful.
Cooked collagen is called gelatin. It’s another boosting nutrient in bone broth, providing us with minerals to build strong bones. Gelatin also reduces inflammation in the respiratory system and gut lining. Scientific studies show that approximately 70% of our immune system is in our gut (wow!) Healing the gut can help eliminate food sensitivities and intolerances. Not only was your grandmother right about chicken soup curing your cold; now it can help rid you of those terrible allergies too!
Rich in potassium, glycine, sulfur, and glutathione – bone broth aids in cellular and liver detoxification. The ‘super nutrient’ glutathione helps the body get rid of toxins like mercury and lead, aids in gene regulation, and supports immune health.
Bone broth also contains glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). GAGs play very important roles in healthful aging, joint health, and flexibility (yay!)
The 3 most common GAGs in bone broth are:
- Glucosamine: boosts cartilage production naturally
- Hyaluronic acid: promotes cell rejuvenation
- Chondroitin: aids in heart, bone, skin, and cholesterol health
The plentiful amount of beneficial nutrients in this magic drink called Bone Broth further improve your brain health, reduce cellulite, and help you to burn stored fat. So, if you haven’t already, save those bones from the holiday roast and get cooking!