Certainly, by now, you have heard of the keto diet, and the superpowers of kale, but have you heard of the popular bone broth craze? Drinking bone broth seems to be a hot topic among many, so what is it, and why the hype?
Well, bone broth is simply a broth made from simmering high quality, grass fed beef, lamb or chicken bones. Simmering for hours allows the minerals from the bone to fall off into the water, creating a tasty, healthy broth to sip on. Here are just a few of the benefits of bone broth you will receive from drinking it.
Benefits of Bone Broth on the Keto Diet
Drinking bone broth is an excellent way to add extra collagen into your diet. Collagen has numerous impacts on your body. It is perfect for improving your skin’s elasticity and reducing cellulite. It can help loosen your joints, freeing up your tendons and ligaments, allowing them to move more freely.
Collagen is even a great way to detox your liver from everyday toxins. Even your hair, nails, teeth, and other bones can be strengthened and benefit from the extra collagen in beef broth.
Improves Gut Health
Leaky gut syndrome is when bacteria and undigested food particles leak into your bloodstream, through your intestinal lining. This can lead to a variety of health issues from allergies to chronic and autoimmune diseases.
By indulging in a healthy bone broth, you can help repair your gut. Thanks to the abundance of amino acids, like glutamine, that can be found in bone broth. Glutamine is just what your body needs to help repair intestinal permeability.
Immune System Booster
As a child, when you were sick, what did you eat to make you feel better? Soup! Soup is basically a broth with added ingredients like pasta or chunks of chicks. The reason your parents fed you soup or broth when you were sick as a child (and why you still drink it when you are feeling ill) is because the amino acids in broth help improve your immune system!
Improved Sleep Quality
One thing that many people complain about is a lack of quality sleep. After a rough night’s sleep, it can be hard to get motivated and stay productive the following day.
Sipping bone broth, before bed, can both help improve your quality of sleep, which can help you feel energized the next day. This is because of the glycine found in bone broth. Glycine is an anti-inflammatory amino acid that has a calming effect on your central nervous system.
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What benefits of bone broth have you found to help you while on the keto diet?