Bone broth is everywhere, the newest trend, everything from bone broth stocks to bone broth juices, supplemental bone broth powders and bone broth in capsules, but what is all the rage?
I sat pondering this clear broth and understood it was as old as time just repackaged and renamed for better marketing, so that all those who would could cash in on the new buzz word of our consumer culture.
Your mother's chicken soup is bone broth. It's that simple. Any soup made with the bones and connective tissue and fat simmered over two to three hours is bone broth.
What's the fuss all about? Here's a few concise facts about what bone broth does and why it is said to support digestion, boost the immune system, act as a probiotic restoring the gut and reverse signs of aging like collagen loss and inflammatory responses.
- It is rich in a protein called gelatin made from dissolved collagen. Collagen is found in connective tissue and digested in this way boosts collagen production in our bodies
- It is rich in amino acids called glycine and proline, neurotransmitters that have anti inflammatory properties and immune system support. Proline helps support joint health and collagen production.
- B vitamins: Niacin and riboflavin both of which play a role in metabolism, assisting in the breakdown of carbohydrates, proteins and fats and boosting the gut microbiome, it is a probiotic.
- rich in glucosamine and chonodrotin two nutrients that support joint elasticity and health.