The first time I heard of Bone Broth I didn’t know what to expect. The thought of sipping on “Bone Juice” didn’t sound like something I would be interested in. I was also very skeptical about the health benefits of drinking bone broth, wondering how a pot full of bones could possibly benefit anyone. I asked a friend of mine if she had ever tried it and she had and told me how it actually tastes good. I really didn’t believe her about the taste but I was curious about the so-called nutritional and health benefits. Since I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and I’ve read that there were benefits associated with relieving inflammation, I felt like it was definitely worth a shot. Anyone who’s suffered from any form of arthritis or inflammation knows that any relief from this debilitating condition is worth a try.
Before actually purchasing, I decided to do a little more research online about the benefits. Thank you Google! What I found out is that, aside from all the protein benefits from simmering and breaking down the connective tissues of the bones, you are left with a good number of minerals that help ease joint pain and digestive issues. I don’t have digestive issues, but the easing of joint pain is definitely something I could use. Ok, bone broth, you have my attention now.
I also found out that the marrow from bones contain a high content of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and lipids. If you have a dog and you’ve ever given him or her a bone and wondered why they spend hours attempting to lick or bite the marrow out of it, now you know why. Animals instinctively know bone marrow is good for them; and they like the way it tastes.
Bone marrow also helps:
- Inflammation (I had to highlight this one again)
- The immune system (by carrying oxygen to cells in the body)
- Improve brain function
- Speed up the healing process of injuries or fractures
- Heal your gut lining
- Helps brain function (contains omega-3 fatty acid)
- Strengthen the immune system
- Improve the cardiovascular and renal system
- Stimulate hormonal secretion and sex drive (watch out now)
These are just some of the benefits of bone marrow. I also learned in my research that you have to be careful about where the bones come from in your bone broth. Toxins are easily stored in the marrow of bones therefore it is important that you only consume bone broth made from grass fed, healthy animals.
After thoroughly researching the health benefits of bone broth, I decided to try it out and ordered my bone broth from My Organic Juice. Guess what? It actually tastes pretty good. After three weeks of sipping on bone broth and organic juice from My Organic Juice, I can feel a major difference overall, including my joint pain. I am a believer and, if you haven’t tried this amazing soup, you need to!