Here are some of the many benefits of bone broth:
- Some of our broth has turmeric. Turmeric suppresses the fat tissue growth and helps to reduce inflammation, although it is no weight loss miracle. However, you also have to make sure you create a calorie deficit if you want to lose weight. The combination of right diet and exercise is what will help you lose weight in a healthy manner. Turmeric makes it easier for the body to focus on weight loss rather than fighting inflammation.
- Gelatin, which is the protein that gives skin its tightness, is formed during the cooking process. This occurs when bones and meat are simmered for a length of time with the addition of vinegar to help draw out minerals from the bones. The connective tissue is what forms the gelatin in the broth, so the more of this the better for your skin! Because gelatin is healing, it’s one of the few foods that anyone can benefit from and very few react to (which is usually due to a sensitivity or allergy) (1). Gelatin works on calming the inflammation from an internal level to show the benefits through the skin, which in turn can help reduce redness, decrease breakouts, and strengthen and tone the skin thanks to the large amount of collagen it contains. More collagen also means less wrinkles and cellulite.
Bone broth has a plethora of healing qualities. Bone broth can assist in the healing of the digestive system, promoting healthy digestion. The gelatin found in bone broth is a hydrophilic colloid. It attracts and holds liquids, including digestive juices, thereby supporting proper digestion.
Inhibits infection caused by cold and flu viruses, etc.: A study published over a decade ago found that chicken soup indeed has medicinal qualities, significantly mitigating infection.
Reduces joint pain and inflammation, courtesy of chondroitin sulphates, glucosamine, and other compounds extracted from the boiled down cartilage.
Fights inflammation: Amino acids such as glycine, proline, and arginine all have anti-inflammatory effects. Arginine, for example, has been found to be particularly beneficial for the treatment of sepsis5 (whole-body inflammation).
Glycine also has calming effects, which may help you sleep better.
Promotes strong, healthy bones: As mentioned above, bone broth contains high amounts of calcium, magnesium, and other nutrients that play an important role in healthy bone formation
Promotes healthy hair and nail growth, as a result of the gelatin in the broth.