Bone Broth Benefits
I love doing Bone Broth Workshops. Pre-cooking a broth at home on the stove top so that I have a finished product. Then starting from scratch showing how easy it is to prepare the broth. Demonstrating from start to finish. Everyone gets to take some home. Love demonstrating how easy it is AND how to make it taste better and go further. The best bit is sharing the bone broth benefits and how it can help in their own healing journey!
Here are some basic facts I share with my class participants:
Why Bone Broth? & What is it?
-Helps to reduce joint pain & inflammation. ( I can personally account for this). The BB is already broken down from the cooking. It isn’t as hard to digest as other foods, it allows the gut/body to rest & heal.
-Bone Broth is loaded with glycoaminogylcans (GAGS). One being glucosamine a natural chemical found in the body but reduces with age. Glucosamine keeps cartilage joints healthy. Other GAGS include chondroitin, hyaluronic acid (currently used now in anti-aging creams).
-The bones hold a wealth of essential nutrients, anti-inflammatory & gut healing proteins, healthy fats and a range of minerals.
-Fights inflammation: amino acids such as glycine, praline & argine all have anti-inflammatory effects. Glycine also has calming effects that can help with sleep.
-Promotes strong & healthy bones, healthy hair & nail growth
-Helps to detox-the glycine in broth help the liver to remove toxins from the body
Adds flavour & has a high nutritional value of vitamins/minerals & essential fatty acids & lipids. (Animals around the world would know this as they as they go straight for bones after a kill). Humans cannot crack open bones with our bare teeth. We have to cook the bones to get the goodness and the broth.
-Inhibits infection caused by cold & flu viruses (there is a reason why chicken soup was always made when someone was sick!). The university of Nebraska Medical centre found that the amino acids produced from making broth reduced inflammation in the respiratory system & improved digestion.
-Helps with Leaky Gut. This is when your gut becomes permeable due to certain lifestyle factors: poor diet, stress, long-term contraceptive use, bacterial & fungal overgrowths etc. This creates leakage holes causing undigested food particles to slip through the gut lining & pass into the bloodstream. Over time this can be a contributor to health problems, including autoimmune problems.
-Helps to heal & seal your gut, promotes healthy digestion. The gelatin found in BB is a hydrophyllic colloid, it attracts & holds liquids/digestive juices, this supports proper digestion. The gelatin forms ‘spackles’, continuous consumption over time allows a build up of spackles which plug the holes. The richness of the gelatin enhances our skin, hair & nails.
Referencing & further reading material:
Deep Nutrition-Dr Cate Shanahan, Western A Price Foundation, undergroundwellness.com, paleoleap.com, nourishingtraditions.com, healthyliving.com