6 Reasons You Need Bone Broth In Your Diet

1. It Heals the Gut

The gelatin in bone broth heals the lining of the digestive tract and the intestines. Picture this lining as if it were a mosquito net. Everyone knows that the main function of a mosquito net is to keep the mosquitos out, but to also let the air flow through. The lining in our digestive tract and intestines work in the exact same way. It is supposed to be permeable so that nutrients can pass through and the undigested food particles have no way of passing through into the blood stream. But what happens when the lining doesn’t have enough gelatin? The lining gets holes in it. This is known as a leaky gut.

2. Makes Hair, Skin, and Nails Healthy

The gelatin and collagen in bone broth keeps your nails strong, and also supports hair growth. As we get older, our body’s production of collagen decreases and that is when we start to see outward signs of aging.

3. Makes Joints Smooth and Decreases Inflammation

The glucosamine in bone broth stimulates the growth of collagen and it also repairs damaged joints. Bone broth also has a high amount of anti-inflammatory amino acids known as glycine and proline. This reduces pain and inflammation.

4. Helps the Liver Detoxify

In order for the liver to detox the body, it needs to have the amino acid glycine available.

5. Fights Cold and Flu Symptoms

Whenever we got the flu or cold as children, how often would we be encouraged to have some soup? Bone broth breaks down the number of white blood cells which causes cold and flu symptoms.

6. Calms the Mind and Helps Us to Sleep

The same amino acid glycine that detoxes the liver and reduces inflammation can also be very calming to the body.

Sources:
www.undergroundwellness.com Top 5 Reasons Why Bone Broth is the Bomb, by: Sean Croxton
www.amymyersmd.com 10 Benefits of Bone Broth + Gut Healing Recipe, by: Amy Myers