When grandma used to make chicken soup, the whole chicken went in the pot. How often do you see that anymore? The average American diet no longer includes all the organ meats and bone broths like it did back in the day, so many people are also missing out on all the nutrients. The stress on the body because of these missing nutrients is showing in the health of many patients we see. That’s why at The Wellness Way we regularly recommend bone broth to support the body as it heals from a variety of conditions. There are so many benefits of bone broth.
Adding bone broth to your diet is loaded with benefits that come from compounds like collagen, proline, glycine, and glucosamine along with minerals like magnesium, phosphorous, sulphur, and others. I could go on for days about the health results you could experience, but here are the top 6 reasons we might recommend it to you.
1- Restoration of Hair and Nails
You notice when your hair is falling out or your nails are brittle and peeling. Many patients come in complaining about these, but the outside is a reflection of what is happening on the inside. We really don’t get what our bodies need, and bone broth can provide those key components for the restoration of hair and nails. If you want better hair and nails, then bone broth has the nutrients and amino acids to help you build it.
2- Repair of Leaky Gut
The outside is a reflection of the inside and a lot of time that outside shows signs of a leaky gut. Leaky gut is a hot button right now because it’s a common contributor to many conditions the average American is facing. Leaky gut can be caused by stressors like food allergies, environmental factors, pathogens, stress, pharmaceuticals and organ malfunction. The first step is to remove the stressor then to start rebuilding the gut. How do we get to the healing of it? We provide the body with the nutrients to repair that tissue. Bone broth has those constituents.
3- Support Healthy Bone Density with Bone Broth
Many people associate healthy bone density with calcium, but collagen can be a key player in promoting bone density. Our bones demand collagen as a key component of the bone itself. In fact, it is estimated between 30%- 40% of bone is made of collagen. Calcium is very responsive to inflammation, which makes it hard for the bone to absorb. Unlike calcium, collagen is going to be able to get the job done to promote healthy bone density.
4- Aiding Liver Function for Detoxification
The body is bombarded with toxins daily. We can acquire them from our environment by breathing, ingesting, or coming into physical contact with them. The body can only handle so much before it becomes difficult for the body to naturally detoxify. That’s when we help by overseeing a detox. The liver is the main cleaner during the detox process, along with having 500 other vital functions in the body. Bone broth has the amino acids and proteins necessary to support all the liver pathways making for easier detox.
5- Bone Broth is A Better Protein Alternative
Many people are trying to make the right choices but are unknowingly building their morning smoothie around ingredients that are inflammatory. We recommend bone broth as the better protein option. Many protein powders use dairy, which is inflammatory and can wreak havoc on your gut microbiome. Another popular protein is soy, which is also inflammatory while being a known endocrine disruptor. Neither of those are good options! A quality bone broth is a healthier protein option.
6- Repairs Joints and Enhances Post Exercise Recovery
Not only is bone broth a good protein for building muscle, it has the needed components for joint and disc repair. Protein is great for building muscle but doesn’t have the collagen and nutrients which are needed for healing ligaments and other connective tissue. For those who are implementing an exercise routine or who have been working out for years, a quality bone broth will help the body benefit more from their work out.
You Will Notice the Benefits of Bone Broth
As you use supplement more frequently, you will see other benefits along with our favorite benefits of bone broth. Using bone broth for all of its nutritional components allows the body the ability to repair and return to optimal function.
Written by Dr. Greg Abbott