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The anti-aging broth that heals your gut

Drink yourself to a healthier, younger body by incorporating bone broth into your daily routine.


Bone broth is packs a punch on the nutrient-density scales!!

It is bursting with minerals, amino acids (the building blocks of protein) and anti-aging nutrients. Bone broth has healing benefits to the gastrointestinal tract as well as helping 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


Collagen is important for healthy skin, hair, bone, cartilage and nails. 90% of the protein in our body is collagen! Research suggests that supplementing collagen-rich foods enhances the body's own production of collagen-making cells, fibroblasts. This results in more youthful skin, stronger nails and thicker hair.


Minerals


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 minerals ensures a good night sleep and a well-rested mind. Low levels of calcium and magnesium are associated with anxiety, muscle tension 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 with arthritic pain, however, it’s an exciting area of science that is on-going.



Research conducted in 2017 suggested that collagen and gelatin-rich foods such as bone broth may also benefit joint health through increasing collagen-density in cartilage, therefore improving the structural integrity of the cartilage and joint.

5 ways to use Bone broth


In a hot drink


Blending 35-40ml of bone broth into a hot drink is a great way of incorporating bone broth into your daily diet.


Turmeric bone broth


  • 40ml of organic chicken bone broth1 tablespoon grass-fed ghee (optional)

  • 100ml boiling water100ml nut milk or coconut milk (I love the Plenish milks!)

  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, to taste.

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric powder.1/4 teaspoon ground ginger.

  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper.

Combine all of the ingredients in a pan and heat until warm.


Bone broth hot chocolate


  • 50ml of boiling water

  • 150ml hazelnut milk

  • 35g of dark chocolate

  • 40ml of chicken bone broth

  • 4g collagen (optional)


Combine all of the ingredients in a pan until heated, blend in a blender for extra froth, enjoy!


I love the 100% Montezuma chocolate or raw Ombar for this recipe!


In a smoothie


Add 40ml of bone broth to your favourite smoothie recipe.


Scrambled eggs


Enrich scrambled eggs by adding 40ml of bone broth into your scrambled eggs, this will increase the nutrient density of the eggs!


As a daily tonic


Add 40ml of bone broth with apple cider vinegar, sparkling water, lime juice and mint leaves….or any combination of gut-healing tonics you enjoy! Bone broth Kombutcha?!


As an accompaniment


Combine avocado-mayonnaise with bone broth for a powerhouse salad dressing….heavenly!!


The health journey continues!


References:


Heaton et al. Selected In-Season Nutritional Strategies to Enhance Recovery for Team Sport Athletes: A Practical Overview Sports Medicine 47 (11) 2017

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