Bone broth is a nutrient-dense food that is rich in vitamins, minerals, and collagen.
The most notable nutrients in bone broth are calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium. It is also a good source of dietary protein, amino acids, and minerals, such as zinc and selenium.
Additionally, bone broth is rich in collagen, which is important for the health of skin, hair, and nails. 💅🏼
Other beneficial compounds in bone broth include glucosamine, chondroitin, and gelatin.
In this article, we will discuss the key benefits of consuming bone broth and how the amino acid glycine helps the body to detox.
Healthy detoxification is vital to wellbeing and prevention of disease.
Please be sure to read our blog about detox pathways as this is also important to understand if you're wanting to detoxify efficiently.
Making broth is simple but you can also buy it in dehydrated powder form (yay for the convenience)! If you'd like to grab some after you've read this blog, you can find it here. The one we stock (by Broth of Life) is Certified Organic and ticks all the boxes, such as:
✅ 100% pure
✅ No additives
✅ No colours
✅ No flavours
✅ Certified organic
What are the benefits of bone broth
1. Improves digestion & gut health: Bone broth contains collagen which helps seal and heal the lining of the digestive tract, improving the body’s ability to absorb nutrients from food.
Healing the lining of the digestive tract can help to heal a leaky gut.
What Illnesses does leaky gut cause?
Leaky gut syndrome is not a well-defined medical condition, and it is not recognized by conventional medicine. However, some research suggests that it may be linked to a variety of other conditions, such as:
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) - Food allergies
- Skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis
- Autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid dysfunction and multiple sclerosis
- Chronic fatigue syndrome - Mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety - Thyroid disorders
- Heartburn and acid reflux - Malabsorption Syndrome (the inability to absorb nutrients properly)
2. Fights inflammation: The amino acids in bone broth can help reduce inflammation.
3. Aids joint health: Bone broth is high in glucosamine and chondroitin, which can help reduce joint pain and stiffness.
4. Boosts immunity: Bone broth is filled with minerals and amino acids that can help boost the immune system.
5. Supports detox: The amino acids in bone broth (such as glycine) can help the body detoxify and remove toxins from the body.
Glycine is an amino acid and glutathione is an antioxidant made in the body. Both of these play key roles in a variety of metabolic processes in the human body.
Glycine is an inhibitory neurotransmitter and helps to regulate the nervous system. It is also involved in the synthesis of proteins, as well as in the formation of various hormones and enzymes.
It also helps to maintain healthy skin and muscle tissue.
Glutathione is an antioxidant and helps to protect the body from damage caused by free radicals.
It also helps to detoxify the body and to produce energy. Glutathione is also involved in the metabolism of drugs, toxins, and carcinogens.
Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the body from damage caused by toxins. It is important for liver detoxification because it binds to toxins, allowing them to be eliminated from the body.
It also helps to regenerate other antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, allowing them to continue to fight off free radicals. Increasing your intake of glutathione-rich foods, such as cruciferous vegetables and garlic, or taking a supplement may help to promote detoxification and protect your body from damage.
6. Improves bone health: The minerals in bone broth can help strengthen bones and prevent bone loss.
7. Promotes healthy skin: The collagen in bone broth can help improve skin health and reduce the signs of ageing.
Disclaimer: This article is strictly informational and not intended as health advice. Statements made have not been evaluated by the TGA and are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent. One should always consult with their trusted health professional before adding a new supplement to their diet.