Although there may not be enough studies obtained on Bone broth, it has some great scientifically valid nutritional qualities, which we have listed for you below.
What is Bone Broth?
Bone Broth is a protein-infused liquid made by simmering bones and connective joints of animals like chicken, pork, beef, turkey, lamb, or even fish. This nutritional stock can be used as a base of soups, sauce, or health drinks.
How to make Bone Broth?
There are many recipes for bone broth available online, but a basic bone broth recipe is simple.
1. 6 cups of filtered water
2. 1 Kg of bones (it can be of different animals)
3. 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice.
4. Salt (according to taste)
1. Place water and bones in a large pot.
2. Add vinegar or lemon juice to break down the collagen, protein, and bones’ nutrition.
3. Add salt according to your taste.
4. Cook the mixture in low heat for 10-12 hours until it becomes thicker.
5. Let the mixture cool down, then strain to a large pot.
You may also add spices like oregano, parsley, or thyme and veggies like carrot, onion, or garlic to improve the taste.
Why should you make Bone Broth?
Bone broth has ample amounts of different nutritional benefits to offer like;
- Helps in better digestion
One of the rich proteins present in bone broth is Gelatine, which helps to hold liquids and helps move food smoothly through the intestine. Hence, make your digestion smoother. And it helps to reduce internal inflammation, too, due to the presence of amino acids in bone broth.
- Improve joint flexibility
Bone Broth is enriched with a large amount of calcium, magnesium, glucosamine that helps with your joint pain. And it is packed with amino acids, too, which is scientifically proven to improve your joints’ flexibility.
- Beneficial to your skin
Bone broth is infused with collagen that has the ultimate anti-aging benefits. Collagen helps to improve your skin texture and also makes skin healthier. Collagen helps strengthen your hair. It also provides better blood circulation in the scalp and reduces the damage of hair follicles.
- Helps to lose weight
Bone broth is pretty much low in calories and easy to digest. And due to the presence of amino acid and Gelatine, it increases the feeling of fullness and helps control cravings and frequent eating.
- Improve your sleep routine
It is rich in glycine, which helps with any sleep-related problems and provides better sleep. Studies show that glycine can make you sleep faster, deeper and eliminate any insomniac signs.
Considering the nutritional benefits of bone broth, if you are a non-vegetarian, you may include bone broth in your regular diet.