Health benefits of bone broth
The health benefits of bone broth are becoming more well-known and widespread.
Our customers tell us how much our bone broth is helping them, from supporting their gut health and digestive issues to easing joint pain and getting healthier, glowing skin. Bone broth is packed with collagen, protein, amino acids and hydrating electrolytes, like calcium and magnesium.
These are the top bone broth benefits that can help you live a more energised, fulfilled and vital life.
Support your gut
Our gut is home to over 100 trillion cells. This is what’s called the microbiome; a living community of bacteria. Some bacteria are healthy and some can be harmful. Through a balanced and diverse diet of whole unprocessed foods, and by making sure we’re getting all the nutrients we need, we can help our good bacteria thrive. That’s where bone broth comes in.
Bone broth is packed with collagen. Collagen plays an important role in rebuilding and strengthening the lining of our digestive tract and gut lining, helping to reduce inflammation. Glutamine is a crucial amino acid found in collagen, which the body needs to support the gut lining. Amino acids, glycine and proline have been shown to help improve digestion, reduce inflammation, and also help nourish our ‘good’ gut bacteria.
Boost your immune system
What’s the first thing you do when you get a cold? Fill up on oranges or a bowlful of chicken soup? We know that diet can have a big impact on how well our immune system functions. Bone broth can help too. Bone broth contains both zinc, which helps the development and function of immune cells, as well as vitamin C – an antioxidant that helps protect our immune cells from damage.
Age with confidence
As we age, our bodies naturally produce less collagen, which can lead to aches and pains in our joints. Collagen is a type of protein. It’s the glue, if you like, that holds our body together: it strengthens and supports our joints and bones, helps our skin to retain its suppleness and elasticity, and helps build our gut lining, among lots of other benefits.
Upping the collagen in our diet can help us get older with less aches, and more vital energy and more supple skin. Bone broth is naturally packed with collagen as well as compounds, glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate. These minerals are known to help reduce joint pain and inflammation.
Healthy, glowing skin
Collagen is essential for healthy skin. Collagen is the main structural protein in our skin, helping to keep it firm, elastic, and hydrated. As we age, our body produces less collagen, which is why we naturally get wrinkles and fine lines. Bone broth is rich in collagen, which we can absorb and digest easily. A carton of our beef bone broth provides 17g of collagen. Bone broth also has other useful nutrients for skin health; hyaluronic acid is known for its unique ability to retain moisture and keep our skin hydrated and healthy.
Strengthen hair & nails
Just as collagen helps to keep our skin, nails, bones and joints healthy as we age, the same is true for our hair. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, which can lead to thinner, weaker hair. Bone broth is rich in collagen, which we can absorb and digest easily. Bone broth contains amino acids, like glycine, as well as minerals, like zinc, iron and magnesium. Glycine is essential for the production of collagen and can help improve the texture and strength of your hair, while zinc helps to produce new hair cells. Find out more.
Inflammation is our body's natural defence against infections and injuries, which is a good thing. But chronic inflammation, often caused by stress, little exercise or eating highly processed, inflammatory foods, can lead to more serious disease in the long term. You can start to help your body by eating foods that are anti-inflammatory. Bone broth is one of them. Bone broth contains amino acids, like glycine and arginine, which have anti-inflammatory properties.
Studies show that glycine improves the quantity and quality of our sleep. Glycine is an amino acid that our body produces naturally. We can also get it from protein-rich foods, like bone broth. Try making yourself a bowl of broth alongside your evening meal, around one or two hours before bed to give you time to digest. Find out more.
Maintain a healthy weight
If you want to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight, bone broth can help. Drinking bone broth is low in calories and can help you to feel fuller for much longer than other low calorie foods. It’s packed with hydrating electrolytes, like potassium, sodium and magnesium to help maintain your energy levels throughout the day.