Beef bones are no longer just for dogs! They have many health benefits which helps us as humans. Here are some of the health benefits;
The gelatin in the broth heals the mucosal lining of the digestive tract. Think of it like a sealant that goes in and seals up the cracks and holes.
JOINT AND MUSCLE PAIN
Gelatin relieves joint pain. Glycine and proline (amino acids found in bone broth) lessen inflammation, repair tissue, help stiff joints and aid in building muscle. Bone broth also contains chondroitin and glucosamine. If you've ever looked for over-the-counter joint support, I'm sure you've seen these two ingredients in the majority of the products.
SORE TENDONS OR LIGAMENTS
Bone broth contains a lot of collagen. This collagen along with some of the other beneficial properties in bone broth, helps rebuild your connective tissues, like your tendons and ligaments and even beautifies your skin, as it too needs collagen to stay soft and supple. Sufferers of Rheumatoid Arthritis usually love the effects of adding bone broth into their diet. Your hair and nails will benefit too!
Bone broth to the rescue! Have you heard of eating chicken soup when you're sick? Well, when it is made at home in the traditional way (not out of a can), it is made with chicken broth - yep, from the bones of chickens (necks and feet as well as the carcass after picking it clean are all good for this!). Broth contains various minerals and amino acids, plus it boosts antioxidant activity in the body. It is so good at helping with upper respiratory infections that they've even conducted scientific studies proving its usefulness!
Remember those amino acids we talked about under Joint and Muscle Pain? Well, glycine, found in gelatin, is beneficial for the neurotransmitters in your brain. Drinking your bone broth before bed will not only help you sleep better at night, it may also decrease daytime sleepiness and even improve your memory.
Not only does this amazing thing called bone broth help heal a leaky gut, but it also benefits digestion. That glycine we've been talking about, stimulates the production of stomach acid. Stomach acid is what breaks down your food before it enters your small intestine. Too little, and your food tends to sit in your stomach for way too long and will actually start to rot in there. Having too much food in there and having it start to rot are both causes of acid reflux which, unfortunately, are often treated with antacids when really the person just needs to boost their HCl (Hydrochloric Acid). Not only does glycine boost stomach acid, but it is also an important component to the bile acids produced by your body. Bile starts helping digest the food once it enters the small intestine.
NEED A LIVER DETOX?
That wonderful amino acid, glycine, allows our liver to detox (or cleanse) the harmful chemicals our bodies are subjected to every day. Plus, the stimulation of bile is also beneficial to the liver.
These are most of the main benefits of bone broth. So what do you think? We would love to hear from you.