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7 Reasons Why You Should Drink Bone Broth

Alexis Kristan
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Bone broth has been coined “the new green juice” and who doesn’t want to add another super food to their diet?

 
This particular use for bones has been around for hundreds of years. Think about it: our ancestors prided themselves on being able to use every part of an animal they hunted, from the hide to the bones. So, even if you don’t wear animal hides or sleep in a shelter made out of them, you can utilize the bones of animals and cook up some tasty bone broth and receive all of the benefits just as our ancestors have done for thousands of years.
 
Bone broth is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals (like calcium, phosphorus and sulfate), and essential amino acids (such as proline, glycine and glutamine), and the benefits of including bone broth as part of a healthy diet go on and on.
 
Here are 7 reasons why you should try bone broth today:
 

1. Prevent Infections

Since we all would like to avoid using sick days, bone broth is an easy infection-fighting super drink! This is from the calcium that naturally occurs in animal bones.
 

2. Fight Inflammation and Joint Pain

Bone broth uses amino acids to fight inflammation and joint pain. When we consume bones (or the minerals and nutrients found in bones), it tends to make our bones and joints stronger, healthier and more resistant to pain.
 

3. Natural Stress Reducer

Glycine, found in bone broth, also has calming properties, which may help you rest better! Who doesn’t like to make use of a calming agent that occurs naturally, rather than investing in something over-the-counter to curb your stress.
 

4. Promote Healthy Bones

Gone are the days when the “Got Milk” campaign featuring athletes with milk mustaches had the monopoly on calcium and healthy bones. Dairy has nothing on bone broth’s calcium levels!
 

 

5. Encourage Healthy Hair and Nails

For those of us concerned with how this healthy change will manifest in our appearance, we can rest assured that the collagen found in bone broth with help achieve luscious locks and beautiful nails.
 

6. Help Heal Intestines

When you add joints (knuckles, feet, etc.) to your broth, you create a gelatin that can actually seal small holes in your gut. This can help with everything from food intolerances to constipation.
 

7. Great Source of Energy

If you have been trying to give up caffeine but haven’t found anything that can compare to a good old cup of Joe, bone broth may be your answer. The vitamins and minerals in bone broth give you innumerable health benefits, and they also give you a nice boost of energy!
 
 
You can and should be a little suspicious of health fads. However, you can now rest assured that bone broth and it’s benefits have stood the test of time for hundreds of years. Know that when you consume bone broth, you are drinking to your health and wellbeing. Cheers to that!

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Alexis Kristan

Lexi is a college student currently studying Psychology at Colorado State University Pueblo. She is passionate about yoga as well as hunting and conservation. Her other interests include: cuddling the family pug, reading classic literature, collecting vinyl records, working cattle at the family ranch, and anything outdoors. You can find her on her blog: welldoneyoga.com

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