The Benefits of Bone / Collagen Broth
We regularly discuss topics related to collagen and skin health and one question we are regularly asked is how to make a bone broth and what are the benefits of consuming bone broth?
Nayelle probiotic skincare is designed as a topical application for your skin to get the rich fusion of nutrients it needs to stimulate collagen production. Bone broth helps your body gain these same kinds of nutrients from the inside.
What is bone / collagen broth?
Bone broth also referred to as collagen broth is essentially stock. Both stock and bone broth are created from boiling bones in water. What sets bone broth apart from stock is its long cooking time. The long cooking time is required to break down the bones to get the collagen rich gelatin. You can’t really over cook a bone broth. Bone broth is typically thicker and more rich in nutrients than stock.
What kinds of bones can be used to make bone broth?
Bone broth can be made from the bones of almost any animal. The most popular bone broths are made from the bones of chicken, beef, pork and fish. Have you ever wondered what you can use chicken feet for? Well they are incredibly rich in gelatin and can be added to any type of bone broth.
How to acquire bones for bone broth?
Out top suggestions for gathering your bones to make bone broth are to save bones from your leftovers when you roast a chicken, duck, turkey or goose. You can also find bones at your local butcher and at farmers markets who raise grass fed animals. Save the bones from wild caught fish to make fish based bone broth.
Try to seek the bones from organically raised, pastured or grass fed animals.
The top benefits of bone broth
The rich fusion of nutrients and amino acids makes bone broth one of the healthiest foods for your entire body. It helps with digestive health and provides the nutrients required for healthy bones, connective tissue, teeth, nails and skin.
- Collagen growth: Bone broth increases your body’s levels of glycine, proline and arginine. These amino acids are all required to fuel collagen growth and have their own anti-inflammatory properties.
- Healthy digestive system: The gelatin found in bone broth is a hydrophilic colloid that holds and attracts liquids, including digestive juices and therefore helps the digestive process.
- Healthy skin, teeth and bones: Bone broth contains high amounts of calcium, magnesium and other important nutrients that are critical for healthy teeth, hair and bones.
- Anti-inflammatory properties: Chondroitin sulfates, glucosamine and other compounds help battle joint pain and inflammation.
Bone broth for healthy skin
Bone broth is an excellent source of amino acids, collagen and other trace minerals that support the collagen cycle. This helps your skin remain healthy and gives it the ability to repair itself. As we age our collagen production declines. You can notice this in your skins’ physical appearance (looser, more wrinkles and less elasticity).
Bone broth for a healthy gut
One of the most important functions bone broth can have is to promote a healthy gut. Bone broth can prevent and treat leaky gut syndrome. Leaky gut syndrome is a condition where the gut is leaky or permeable. This allows undigested foods, toxins, yeast and viruses to pass through the intestine and directly access the blood stream.
When leaky gut syndrome is left unchecked it leads to the eventual damage of cells called microvilli. The damaged microvilli and can no longer perform their function of processing the nutrients and enzymes that your body and your gut require for good health.
Your body starts to attack the foreign toxins and this results in inflammation, allergic reactions and many other symptoms that we relate to a variety of diseases.
Leaky gut syndrome is the route of many allergies and autoimmune disorders. When combined with toxic overload you have the perfect storm that can lead to neurological disorders like autism, ADHD and other learning disabilities.
The bone broth contains so many rich nutrients that contain immune optimizing components, that it can help to heal leaky gut syndrome.