We’ll be the first to admit it: Bone broth is all the rage right now. Do a quick google search and you’re sure to find a plethora of information on why bone broth should be a staple in your diet and long lists of the miraculous health claims bone broth can offer.
In reality, drinking bone broth really can improve your health and benefit your diet. That being said, bone broth offers specific benefits that may impact some people more than others.
If you’re looking for the reasons why bone broth could revolutionize your health, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to find out the positive change you can experience by integrating bone broth into your diet and learn what makes OWL Venice bone broth elixirs stand out among the crowd.
Let’s cut to the chase… Bone broth isn’t necessarily nature’s miracle medicine or the answer to all your medical woes. However, bone broth can aid in healing the body and promote good health.
6 Ways Bone Broth Improves Health
Bone broth is especially beneficial when consumed by those who struggle with the following issues:
1. Joint Pain
Bone broth contains high levels of gelatin, a substance that breaks down collagen and protects the joints. Because of this, drinking bone broth regularly may help fight osteoarthritis. More specifically, drinking bone broths that contain high amounts of Type 2 collagen (such as our Chicken Bone Broth Elixir) will have the greatest impact on the joints and combat stiffness, pain, and poor function.
Along with improving the joint health of those already showing symptoms of osteoarthritis, consuming bone broth may also protect the joints and prevent future issues from arising. Because cartilage wears down over time, more pressure is put on our joints as we age. By introducing gelatin-rich foods into our diet, we can increase the amount of collagen in our tissues and improve the health of our joints.
2. Digestive Issues
Drinking broth can have a notable positive impact for those who suffer from leaky gut, poor digestion, and other gastrointestinal issues because it is high in amino acids that aid in digestion and heal the gut. The most notable of these amino acids is glutamine.
Leaky Gut Syndrome is a condition in which a person’s gut lining is permeable. This is a fancy way of saying that the contents of the gut (such as undigested food particles, bacteria, and toxic waste products) leak into the bloodstream. As you can imagine, this can cause a wide range of issues including diarrhea, migraines, skin conditions, food allergies, memory loss, depression, and more
Glutamine provides the body with the fuel it requires to repair the gut wall and prevent leaky gut syndrome. By consuming products high in glutamine, your body will produce more intestinal mucus and regenerate cells in the gut more rapidly. In short, consuming foods that are high in glutamine will repair holes in your gut lining, reduce inflammation, and promote healthy digestion.
3. Frequent Illness
If it feels like you’re bouncing from one illness to the next, introducing bone broth into your diet is sure to award you better health. Why? For the same reasons bone broth is good for digestive health!
What you may not know is that our overall health is greatly impacted by the health of our gut. Because glutamine is known to reduce inflammation in the gut, it also has a direct impact on the immune system. So the next time you’re feeling under the weather, you may find that a bowl of hot chicken soup really is the best cure for the common cold.
When it comes to proper health, good sleep is non-negotiable. Allowing your body to recharge is a necessary component to physical, mental, and emotional health. But what do you do when you’re unable to get a good night’s rest? A mug of bone broth before bed may be just the ticket!
Along with its high levels of glutamine, bone broth is also high in glycine, an amino acid that creates proteins. Studies have shown that when glycine is consumed before bedtime it can improve the quality of sleep and lessen daytime sleepiness.
Want to ensure you sleep like a baby? Drink a big mug of our Turkey Bone Broth Elixir before bed for a healthy dose of tryptophan, an amino acid found in turkey that is known to improve sleep quality.
5. Insatiable Appetite
Are you struggling with constant cravings and never feeling satisfied after eating? Drinking bone broth every day could help!
While many choose to follow weight loss protocols like the bone broth diet, others simply drink bone broth in place of a meal. In doing so, they not only lower their daily calorie intake, they experience fewer cravings for sugar and carb-based junk food.
6. Premature Aging and/or Brittle Hair and Nails
Remember those beneficial amino acids we mentioned before? Well, glutamine and glycine are both known to detoxify, reenergize, and create a youthful glow. In addition, bone broth contains collagen, which is the secret to improving skin’s elasticity, reducing cellulite, and strengthening hair and nails.
What Kind of Bone Broth to Buy
If you’re struggling with any of the issues mentioned above and are ready to give bone broth a try, there’s something you should know...
Not all bone broths are the same!
Many bone broths won’t offer the benefits shared in this article because they contain inflammatory ingredients like garlic and onion. When OWL Venice founder, Lindsey Wilson, decided to integrate bone broth into her diet to help with food sensitivities, digestive issues, and inflammation, she struggled to find a bone broth free of ingredients that triggered her symptoms.
As a response, she started making her own bone broth elixirs that used medicinal herbs instead of inflammatory ingredients, resulting in a delicious broth that soothed the tummy and repaired the gut lining. It’s this recipe that became our flagship product.
At OWL Venice, we are proud to create a product that offers all the benefits of bone broth, not just some of them. You can learn more about our company values here on our blog and find additional information about the benefits of bone broth here on our website.
Thanks for reading and for making OWL Venice a part of your healing journey!
The OWL Family