Bone Broth – So Simple And Yet So Powerful

Do you remember how your grandma or great grandma cooked the most delicious soups and stews, simmering away for hours, filling the kitchen with a mouthwatering aroma? For me, this is certainly one of my favorite childhood memories. As a kid, I just thought my grandmas are great cooks, but now that I am a nutritionist, I also know that they were really smart. They didn’t just put a lot of love into their cooking, but also meat on the bone and even a few extra “soup bones” (that’s how we call them in Germany) into the cook pot. Not only did nothing ever get wasted this way, but the bones also turned these meals into a nutritious powerhouse. Bone broths are nutrient-dense, easy to digest, rich in flavor, and they boost healing.

The six main benefits of bone broth

  1. Supports digestive health
    • Restores health of the gut lining
    • Treats leaky gut syndrome*
    • Reduces and even eliminates food sensitivities
    • Helps the growth of probiotics (beneficial bacteria)
    • Is easily digested
    • Soothes the digestive system
  2. Protects joints
    • Helps to restore cartilage
    • Supports strong bones
    • Decreases inflammation
  3. Maintains healthy skin
    • Increases healthy collagen production
    • Helps form elastin
    • Supports maintenance of skin’s youthful tone, texture, and appearance
    • Reduces wrinkles, and cellulite
    • Decreases puffiness and other signs of aging
  4. Supports immune system function
    • Because of bone broth’s gut-supportive benefits (described above) it:
      • Supports healthy immune function
      • Decreases inflammation
      • Reduces/stops autoimmune response from overactive immune system
  5. Boosts detoxification
    • Helps the digestive system expel waste
    • Promotes the liver’s ability to remove toxins
    • Improves the body’s use of antioxidants
  6. Aids metabolism and promotes anabolism
    • Builds and repairs muscle tissue
    • Supports bone mineral density
    • Improves circulation
    • Promotes wound healing

Additional bonuses: Bone broth can even promote healthy sleep, boost energy, and support healthy mood.

If you too would like to benefit from the nutritional power of bone broth, then:

  1. Go to my website www.anjanutrition.com to print out my delicious bone broth recipe
  2. Shop for ingredients at your local health food store, farmer’s market, and/or butcher shop
  3. Cook your bone broth and enjoy the wonderful smell
  4. Drink away and enjoy! J
  5. Freeze bone broth that you won’t use within a few days in portions

Note: NEVER pour hot/warm broth in any plastic containers!

*Leaky gut occurs when undigested particles from food seep through tiny openings in the weakened intestinal lining and enter the bloodstream, where the immune system detects them and becomes hyperactive.