Bone broth is one way to score extra protein and score extra health benefits! I was first introduced to the idea after an acupuncture session, at first I wasn't too excited about the idea but I am always willing to try new things especially if it contribute to a healthy lifestyle.
Bone broth is rich in minerals that support the immune system and contains healing compounds like collagen, glutamine, glycine and proline. The gut lining benefits from collagen and reduces intestinal inflammation.
You can make the broth from scratch or visit your local health food store for a pre-made broth. Below you will find one of my favorite recipes from The Skinny Confidential.
What you need!
- Real bone broth from Whole Foods heated on the stove top (warm a single serving)
Add a dash of the following:
- Chili flakes
- Meyer lemon
- Sea salt
Serve and enjoy!
Below are 5 benefits you can get from including bone broth into your regular diet.
Protects your joints: Bone broth has glucosamine that is excellent for your joints and found in many supplements. Additional benefits are the chondroitin sulfate in the bone broth that has been shown to help prevent osteoarthritis
A more youthful appearance: The collagen offers “plumping” benefits that are excellent for your skin, hair, and nails.
Supports the immune system: Considered a superfood because of the high concentration of minerals.
Sleep better at night: The glycine in the bone broth has been linked to better nights rest and improved memory.
Stronger bones: The phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium from the bones are infused into the broth leaving you all you need for the building blocks for healthy bones.