It is bursting with minerals, collagen protein, amino acids (the building blocks of protein) and anti-aging nutrients. Bone broth has healing benefits to the gastrointestinal tract as well as helping to build strong, health body tissues such as skin, hair, nails, cartilage and muscle.
Here are some of the body-benefiting nutrients found in this healing broth:
Collagen, the most abundant protein in the body, is structurally important for healthy, plump, elastic skin, strong hair, bones, cartilage and nails. Research suggests that supplementing collagen-rich foods enhances the body's own production of collagen-making cells, fibroblasts. This can results in more youthful appearing skin, stronger nails and thicker hair.
Calcium, phosphorous and magnesium all feature heavily in bone broth. These minerals play vital roles in the body, with calcium and magnesium being essential for relaxation of the nervous system and muscles. A diet rich in these essential minerals ensures a good night sleep and a well-rested mind. Low levels of calcium and magnesium are associated with anxiety, muscle tension, cramping and insomnia.
Bone broth is a rich source of the compounds hyaluronic acid, glucosamine and chondroitin, the structural components of cartilage that give it it’s cushioning properties. Little research has been done in the effectiveness of supplementing these individual components in the diet for arthritic pain, however, it’s an exciting area of science that is on-going with some research suggesting an improvement in knee pain with increased intake of hyaluronic acid.
Blending 35-40ml of bone broth into a hot drink is a great way of incorporating all the goodness of bone broth into your daily diet.
Combine all of the ingredients in a pan and heat until warm.
Gently heat the nut milk in a pan before adding the chocolate to slowly melt. Add the bone broth powder and stir until fully combined (blend gently if necessary)
Add all of the ingredients to a blender and combine on a high speed until smooth.
Enrich scrambled eggs by adding 40ml of
or a tablespoon of
Bone Broth Powder
into your scrambled eggs, this will add extra nutrients to your super-healthy scrambled eggs.
Whichever way you choose to enjoy bone broth, the benefits are abundant!
Heaton et al. Selected In-Season Nutritional Strategies to Enhance Recovery for Team Sport Athletes: A Practical Overview Sports Medicine 47 (11) 2017