We weren’t all too sure how to feel when bone broth first started taking the place of lattes in everybody’s paper to-go cups a few years back, but the beverage – or soup? – has since earned our seal of approval. With a wealth of benefits in bone broth’s repertoire – it can actually make you look younger – there’s more than enough reasons to start sipping on the stuff, assuming you haven’t already.
It heals your gut.
Bone broth is packed with gelatin, which can help seal up any holes in the intestines that might be a root cause of leaky gut syndrome. Even if you don’t suffer from a leaky gut, though, bone broth is good for keeping your gut in tip-top shape and preventing you from experiencing any of the problems that generally come with gut issues, like diarrhea or constipation.
It helps you get a good night’s sleep.
Because it contains glycine, which is an inhibitory neurotransmitter, bone broth can be effective in helping you relax and get some shut eye. More importantly, though, the glycine improves the quality of your sleep, and not just how quickly you’re able to doze off. As a result, it also helps you feel less tired during the day.
It saves you a ton of money.
There isn’t a direct correlation between bone broth and your wallet, but because making bone broth involves simmering animal bones with ingredients like veggies, it allows you to make use of your leftovers and food scraps that would otherwise have gone to waste. So in the long run, bone broth is definitely pretty cost-effective.
It makes you look your best (and youngest).
We’ll never turn down a method of turning back the clock that doesn’t involve lathering ourselves with expensive, age-defying creams and serums. With its high collagen content, bone broth not only allows us to bypass topical remedies, but also makes it possible to actually drink up their key ingredient. Not only does this do the job of making you look younger, but it boosts the health of your hair and skin, too.
It can speed up recovery after an injury.
Chicken soup may help out with a case of the sniffles, but bone broth has got you covered with the bigger stuff, like a sports injury. This is because the proteins in bone broth have an anti-inflammatory effect, and a cup of broth can provide your body with the essential amino acids that it needs to speed up recovery when it’s suffering from increased physical demands.