Bone broths have been used for centuries to heal the unwell. Many cultures use this as a staple in cooking and have their own techniques for making this deeply nourishing concoction.
I have personally experienced some pretty profound benefits of bone broth. I found out I was pregnant while I was still nursing my 20 month old son. He was not nursing frequently, but at least 3 times a day. The first trimester is a energetic drag to begin with and to add the nutrient and energy demands of nursing just that much was a real drainer for me.. I basically slept for 3 months! But, when I started making soup with the beef bone broth I notice some pretty great benefits. My energy got better, my hair and skin and nails were more nourished, I felt less aches and pains, I had better sleep, and this may be TMI, but, I felt like I was digesting and eliminating like a champ! Overall, a great tonic for times of extreme exhaustion.
There are many major health benefits in bone broth. In Traditional Chinese Medicine terms, bone broth is beneficial for the following:
Now how does this all translate into terms you can really grasp? Well, here you go.. in Western/nutritional terms, bone broth is beneficial for the following:
Contains the amino acids Glycine and Proline. These are powerhouse components of building complete protiens that are helpful for:
Is rich in Minerals such as Calcium, Phosphorus and Magnesium. These minerals are not only essential to "run" your body in general, but they are known for their support of the musculo-skeletal system, digestive system and your nervous system specifically. Some benefits you may see if you drink mineral containing bone broth:
Clearly bone broth is a bit of a nourishing miracle food! It is easy to make, nourishing and tastes delicious. Why not give it a try!
To see where you can purchase already prepared broth.. check out the video of the season - Bone broth.. Buy it or make your own? You decide!
To learn how to make your own bone broth check out our recipe page.
To learn about a broth for athletic performance and injury recovery see our herb info page
Lara Dilkes L.Ac.
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