Sounds weird? All the best natural treatments do. But consuming bone broth on a regular basis can really boost your health and improve the appearance of your skin. So next time you go shopping or you carve some poultry, make sure all bones end up in a pot. Beef, pork, chicken or turkey, they’re all great. Add some water, just to cover them up, and let it simmer for at least 6 hours. Slow cooking helps release from the bones compounds such as collagen, glycine and proline, which have amazing effects on your health. Still not convinced? Here are just some of the benefits of bone broth:
- Bone broth contains minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, in forms that are easily absorbed by our bodies.
- Bone broth contains chondroitin and glucosamine, compounds that you can find in the most expensive supplements for inflammation and joint pain.
- The chondroitin in bone broth helps prevent osteoarthritis, which can lead to the deterioration of the cartilage that covers and protects the joints.
- The gelatin in bone broth helps repair the intestinal mucosa barrier, making it great in ulcers and colitis, and it even offers protection against certain allergies and food intolerances.
- The collagen in bone broth helps maintain the elasticity of your skin and the overall health of your hair and nails.
- Bone broth is rich in glycine, which boosts memory and helps with insomnia.
- The bone marrow and minerals in bone broth help strengthen the immune system.
- Bone broth makes your bones stronger due to the minerals in its composition.
- Bone broth is efficient in treating diarrhea and other intestinal and metabolic conditions.
- The gelatin in bone broth balances the level of probiotics in the guts.
You can consume bone broth as such, or you can add some vegetables and pieces of meat to it to make it even more delicious. Bon appetite!