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7 Miraculous Benefits Of Bone Broth You Didn’t Know

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Bone broth was once a staple in our ancestors’ diets, lauded for its healing and body rejuvenation properties. Made from the bones of chicken, fish or cattle, the broth is easy to prepare beverage that can be customized to include healthy vegetables, spices, additional meats and other ingredients of your choice. Modern eating patterns which include purchasing deboned chicken breasts, fish fillet or ground beef have edged out the ingredients needed to prepare bone broth but this healthy beverage is making a comeback as more and more people realize its myriad health benefits. Below are just a few of the miraculous health benefits you stand to gain by incorporating bone broth into your diet:

1. Gut Health

  • Bone broth is rich in gelatine, which has been shown to heal Leaky Gut Syndrome, a condition in which the intestines permeability is increased, allowing larger food particles to pass through. Gelatine seals off and heals these holes in the intestine, providing much-needed relief to people suffering from this painful condition.

2. Stronger Bones

  • Boiling bones, especially those from cattle and other large animals helps to extract minerals such as calcium, magnesium, silicon, phosphorous and others which are necessary for bone health. Bone broth is especially important for people who are lactose intolerant as it provides an alternative source of calcium.

3. Reduced inflammation

  • Inflammation is the body’s reaction to harmful stimuli such as pathogens and other irritants. Modern diets which contain foods that are high in preservatives, food color and other additives have to lead to a rise in inflammation which has been shown to cause and aggravate conditions such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis. Bone broth contains glucosamine, a compound which has been shown to promote the production of collagen and reduce joint pain and inflammation.
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