top of page

BONE BROTH, Is it healthy?

Bone broth is not only easy to make, but it’s one of the most healing foods in the world. Many people don’t realize the incredible benefits of bone broth and what it can do for our bodies.

Broth is a traditional food made by simply boiling bones (beef, chicken, fish, etc.) in water and adding vegetables, acid (such as vinegar) and optional spices and herbs. Then the broth is left to boil for hours (Up to 48 hours in traditional cultures!).

Now, that may not sound enticing to you, but there are a ton of reasons why you should definitely try it if you haven’t already:

  • Broth is a great source of amino acids, which are needed for collagen production, that keeps our skin healthy, smooth, firm and reduces wrinkles.

  • Gelatin in bone broth helps strengthen hair and nails, speed their growth, and also enhances nutrient absorption.

  • It also contains glucosamine, chondroitin sulphates and other compounds that support our joints.

  • Broth gives support to our immune system by keeping our gut healthy and its amino acids help reduce inflammation.

  • One of the amino acids, glycine, is important for DNA and RNA synthesis and digestive health.

  • Another one, arginine, helps promote healthy kidney function

Bone broth is traditionally used as a base for soup. However, there are a few other ways you can use it: as a base for gravy, sauce, stew, cooking vegetables in it for extra nutrients, or dehydrate it to make your own broth powder.

So this week’s challenge is to make ONE batch of bone broth and add it into your diet. If you don’t want to make broth, that’s fine too, because now there are places where you can buy it. Here are a couple of great recipes to get you started:

Have you tried bone broth before? Are you in for this challenge with me? If yes, let me know in the comment section below or share with us ways you’ve used broth!