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Is Bone Broth a Healthy Option?

Learning about different nutrition options to fit in a diet to give one options and health benefits to achieve goals.

Is Bone broth Making a Comeback?

For hundreds of years, bone broth has been used in cooking. It is created by boiling connective tissue and bones in water for an extended period of time. This might sound strange, but is it healthy for you.

The National Library of Medicine provides very detailed information on animal bone broths. You will find that protein, collagen, calcium and many other nutrients are left behind when the process is completed. The similar parts of a person's body receive benefits, such as bones, hair and skin, from the nutrients.

How is Bone Broth Used?

As mentioned before, bone broth has been around for centuries. Most know that it is used in soups, gravies, marinades and that famous pressure cooker, the Instapot. Also, if you are on the Paleo Diet or other protein based diets, bone broth is a very good addition to help with your goals.

One cup has 9 grams of protein. Some people may want to drink a couple cups along with some fruit to start of their morning. Before you get active during the day, a good protein source that is absorbed quickly into the body will fuel your engines.

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More Specific Nutrients of Bone Broth

More specific bone broth nutrients include trace minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, and many others. These help feed and support the body's bones.

Glucosamine and chondroitin are also found which lend support to the joints and other connective tissues. Marrow from the bones provide vitamin A and vitamin K2. Included with this, zinc, iron, selenium, manganese and boron as minerals. Omega-6 fatty and omega-3 fatty acids are found as well.

Bone broth from fish will provide iodine to give support to a person's metabolism and thyroid functions. All of the bone broths, including fish contain amino acids and protein for proper muscle growth, cartilage, skin, and blood development.

Sleep and Digestive Health and Benefits

Some amino acids in bone broth may support a better sleep pattern. The amino acid glycine can help with the rapid eye movement stage of sleep. This is also feeds the inhibitory neurotransmitter in a person's spinal cord and brainstem. This will provide better sleep quality.

The health of a person's gut is catching on and this food would be able to provide that support. With bone broth being easy to digest, it could aid in the digestion process, and is worth adding to one's diet.


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Is There Anything Bad About Bone Broth?

People with glutamic acid sensitivity should be aware that bone broth might cause some issues. Some of these problems, that does not have any scientific evidence, may include: lower energy, exhausted mentally, lack of concentration, not able to rest or possible anxiety. If one chooses to ingest bone broth, keep any eye on how it makes you feel.

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Also, some bone broths may contain small amounts of lead. Going with an organic version may be the answer to this particular concern. As the author, I try to consume a couple cups of bone broth for breakfast, along with an apple or banana for good carbs. It definitely helped in my weight lose through the 2022 year.

Also, for those working out or trying to build muscle, this is an easy way to add protein to meet your intake goals. You may also see a difference in your nails, hair and skin, but has not been scientifically proven. It is important to find out what works and how to fit it into a daily routine.


This article is for informational purposes only and is not meant to offer medical advice.


How to Make Your Own Bone Broth

The process of making your own bone broth is fairly simple:

1. Use a large pot, with about a gallon of water.

2. Place up to four pounds of animal connective tissue and bones.

3.Add celery. carrot juice, salt or pepper for taste.

4.Boil and bring to a simmer. This will take 12-24 hours to cook.

Other ingredients like onions, parsley, thyme, or garlic could also be added for flavor. Maybe try some red pepper or hot peppers, if you want to kick it up a notch. The longer you cook your concoction, the better the taste.

Some will use a pressure cooker to speed up the process.

Common types of bones used are from beef, pork, and chicken. Other more uncommon bones used may include turkey, fish, deer and bison, etc...

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2022 Steve Williams

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