Bone Broth, primal nutrition since the stone age.
If you think bone broth is just soup, you couldn’t be more wrong. Soup has never been so good for you since the rediscovery of this miracle broth! Bone broth is actually one of the oldest meals we have on record, dating back to the stone age. Yet somewhere along the way many cultures lost touch with the health benefits of simple bone soup. Not everyone is aware of what bone broth can really contribute to their diet. This amazing food is packed with valuable nutrients that the human body needs.
To make proper bone broth you simmer the bones of your animal of choice—beef or chicken are common—for an extended period of time. Simmer for at least six hours, but typically 24 to 48 hours to extract all of the valuable nutrients. As the bone broth simmers, collagen leaches out of the bones and into the broth, becoming readily absorbable. For those times when you don’t have time to make your own, LifeSource has a wide variety of well made and tasty bone broths in the cooler, the freezer or on the shelf.
Collagen is one of the many nutrients found in bone broth and is also the main structural protein found within the human body. Collagen helps to form connective tissue and “seal” the protective lining of the gastrointestinal tract. It is also the jelly like structure that covers and holds our bones together. Collagen forms elastic compounds within the skin as well.
The readily absorbable collagen in bone broth supports a healthy lining in your gut, returning your digestion to a state where it can absorb nutrients properly. Recent studies show that bone broth can help those that suffer from a leaky gut. Leaky gut is when you have permeability within your digestive tract that allows partially undigested food, yeast, viruses, bacteria, and other unwanted toxins to enter your bloodstream. This is one of the reasons why bone broth is a main component in the GAPS diet. The GAPS diet is often used to support children with autism and other disorders linked to gut dysfunction.
Another valuable component of bone broth is protein gelatin. This provides us with the necessary building blocks to form and maintain strong bones. With so many valuable nutritional components, bone broth helps to protect joints, support gut health, maintain healthy skin, support immune system function, boost detoxification, aid metabolism, promote anabolism, and much more.
As you can see, there are many reasons to consume bone broth every day as a very healthy and delicious superfood. The best part is that you can increase the nutrient punch of this already nutrient-rich food by adding in vegetables, spices, and roots. After hearing the science behind bone broth, it probably makes you wonder why anyone would not want to participate in making and drinking this magical, healing food.