Bone broth is rich in non-essential amino acids to include proline, glycine, arginine, and glutamine. Proline repairs cartilage, connective tissue, wounds, joints, leaky gut and improves skin health. Glycine prevents the breakdown of lean muscle mass, improves memory and sleep. Arginine boosts the immune system. Research in the scientific literature suggests that 70% of our immune system is actually in our gut! Glutamine boosts energy and metabolism and supports bone health. Bone broth is also rich in glycine, glutathione, sulfur, and potassium all of which help with liver detoxification. Glutathione in particular assists the body in the removal of heavy metal toxins such as mercury and lead. Lastly (before this science class is over 😉 bone broth contains glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and hyaluronic acid. GAG’s play an important role in healthy aging and joint health while hyaluronic acid promotes cell rejuvenation (youthful looking skin) and has been recently employed heavily inside expensive skincare products. Convinced yet that this is indeed liquid gold for our health and our ancestors knew it?
Just how much collagen is in our human body? The short answer is a lot! Our skin, hair, bones, tissues, and our gut lining are all made from collagen. 1/3 of our body’s protein is collagen. Another fun fact is that there is more collagen in our bones than calcium! To make collagen more bioavailable we need vitamin C. I recommend drinking 1 Cup of bone broth per day, as a medicinal tonic. In 1 Cup add 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice (10g) to aid in the bioavailability of collagen (vitamin C is required for its uptake.) See my ‘notes’ below. I like to add a pinch of unrefined salt to my cup and chop up a tiny amount of fresh parsley to garnish the top. A cup of bone broth can give up to 10g of collagen-rich protein. Protein prevents elevated neuropeptide Y (NPY) which has us craving fast release sugary processed carbohydrates. A cup of bone broth is a great in-between meal snack that will curb cravings and keep your blood sugar balanced.
I have been making bone broth for my kiddos since they were toddlers and sneaking it into their foods such as pasta sauces, rice dishes, veggies and more! There is a reason why Dr. Kellyanne in her New York Time best Seller book ‘Bone broth Diet’ refers to bone broth as pure “liquid gold.” It is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. Being forty five and an avid researcher on all things longevity, the research shows that bone broth has all of the compounds to assist with anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, weight loss, joint-protection, hormone balancing, gut-healing and disease prevention.
My recent accident on the 30th of December 2019 saw me sustain 7-8 facial fractures that fractured my infra orbital floor, my orbital floor and my maxilla. I also presented with a deep blunt-force wound that missed my eye by less than 2mm that required 28 stitches. Despite some of the surgeon recommendations to ‘pull my face down,’ I opted out of surgery to put titanium plates and bolts in my face. After speaking with a surgeon who took a more conservative approach and discussing my lifestyle I decided to allow natural bone and connective tissue regeneration. My visits (continuing) have been met with such surprise from the surgeon and medical staff saying that they have never witnessed such an expedited healing process. I attribute much of my healing to THIS bone broth recipe along with my thrive smoothie, 5 to thrive meals, and my active lifestyle. Anecdotally, and in the scientific literature bone broths incredible healing powers have convinced me to drink a cup on most days.
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4 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories300
- % Daily Value *
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.