There seems to be a resurgence of grandmas home cooking and one of those old health tonics is a good old fashioned bone broth. I often say if your grandmother would not eat it then you shouldn’t either. It seems as though grandmother may have known best when it came to hearty nutritiously dense foods.
Bone broth is one of the most healing foods you can consume, including popular chicken bone broth. But many of us are missing out on this tonic rich in nutrients like gelatin and glycine. Gelatin is a type of protein derived from collagen, found in animal parts that provide us with important amino acids, the “building blocks” of proteins.
The stickiness or glue like gelatin is actually one of the things that makes it beneficial when we consume it, because this is what allows gelatin to help form strong cartilage or connective tissue that gives parts of our bodies elasticity. Bone broths are used to help clear food allergies or intolerances, digestive issues, leaky gut syndrome, autoimmune disorders, and more.
Gelatin also provides the amino acid glycine, that strengthen the gut lining and therefore lowers inflammation. Glycine is used by medical practitioners to help improve digestive, joint, cardiovascular, cognitive and skin health.
Recipe for bone broth
Caroline is a clinical Nutritionist practicing on a consultation basis. Caroline's experience encompasses research and writing on disease prevention with natural herbs, spices, foods and supplementation. Caroline practices holistic nutritional medicine that combines the three elements of being human. Those being, the physical , emotional and the mental components that make us who we are. All of these criterior is fueled by the fundamental of all health, food .