The Big Deal About Bone Broth
If you haven't heard anything about the benefits of good old fashioned bone broth by now, you might be living under a rock. But seriously, this age-old tradition is ages old for good reason! Bone broths of all types have been used as staples from every culture around the world. Our ancestors would aim to use the whole of any animal and then reap all the benefits. Now we know that bone broths are the most easily absorbable source of proteins and minerals we can consume.
Plus it's DELICIOUS.
Boiling bones, ligaments, feet or any other part from an animal that we can't directly eat will release amino acids, fats, minerals, vitamins, gelatin, and collagen into the water which we can then take in. A study from the University of Nebraska medical center found that chicken bone broth in particular contains amino acids that reduce inflammation in the respiratory system and improve digestion, just as one example.
It is often touted for the ability to heal leaky gut, improve skin elasticity and firmness (ladies-read 'cellulite'), help grow nails and hair, reduce inflammation, boost the immune system, protect and heal joints, (elders-read 'arthritis'), improve metabolism and has even been seen to aid the body in expelling environmental toxins and heavy metals. All of these things will see to it that your hormones function as they should and improve your mood.
Dr Axe writes: "Bone broth benefits literally every part of your body, from your gut to your brain, from your muscles to your ligaments".
The first time I came by the Kirkwood SymBowl, I was immediately taken aback (in a super excited way!) by the people sipping BONE BROTH from a familiar to-go coffee cup.
It's definitely not so weird anymore!
Now I tell everyone I know that this option at SymBowl, as a sauce choice in your bowl, as a 'Hot Cup' to sip on, or in a pint or quart to take home to drink or cook with, is like Grandma's savory chicken noodle soup broth-not something you'd recognize when you're used to a condensed can, (but mind-blowingly better.)