We're enjoying a little "food crush" on bone broth this month. And for good reason: it's one of the simplest foods you can make and one of the most nourishing!
Several brave souls are participating in the Food Truth BONE BROTH REBOOT Program right now - a 3 week healing protocol inspired by the GAPS Diet and Body Ecology principles. More on that soon, we're expecting some very dramatic results!
If you are interested in joining the next round this Spring, send me a shout out and I'll pencil you in. Meanwhile, here's the skinny on the benefits of bone broth.
BENEFITS OF BONE BROTH
Broth made from simmering bones is one of the most nourishing foods you can eat.
The primary nutrients found in bone broth are:
2. AMINO ACIDS
3. COLLAGEN AND GELATIN
These nutrients promote healing in the connective tissue in your body.
Drinking bone broth every day for several weeks will help your body begin to heal on a deep level by reducing systemic inflammation.
CAUSES OF INFLAMMATION:
Strained muscles, torn ligaments, herniated discs, burns, repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, intestinal permeability (“leaky gut”).
Collagen and gelatin are essential to rebuild connective tissue in your body. Chondroitin, glucosamine, hyaluronic acid reduce swelling and lubricate joints.
Viral, bacterial, microbial or fungal overgrowth (Candida)
Minerals like phosphorus and magnesium found abundantly in bone broth strengthen your immune system by energizing your cells to defend themselves and enhancing digestion of nutrients.
Bone marrow is rich in iron, vitamin A and healthy fats and immune-boosting compounds called alkylglycerols.
Chemicals in food, air and water, cleaning and beauty products, GMOs, Rx and NSAIDs drugs, etc. cause tears in your gut lining. Large particles pass through, causing an inflammatory response.
Think of holes in your screen door letting unwelcome bugs inside.
Gelatin “heals and seals” the mucosal lining of the gut. Amino acids proline, arginine and glutamine found abundantly in bone broth protect against oxidative stress.
Fear, anger, envy and worry fuel systemic inflammation by triggering stress hormones, inhibiting digestion, and depleting nutrients needed for healthy brain activity.
Amino acids are the building blocks of neurotransmitters, brain chemicals essential for good mood and healthy thinking.
Glycine, proline, glutamine and arginine are among the amino acids specifically found in bone broth and these are especially helpful to sound sleep. We heal during sleep.
Bone broth has also been strongly linked to prospects for world peace...
So bust out your crockpot and start simmering your way to better health!