| OWL Venice
While you might turn to store-bought chicken noodle soup or juice when you’re feeling sick, bone broth is a great alternative to consider with its immense healing benefits. Bone broth can be made in different ways using chicken bones, beef bones, to name a couple. Not only does bone broth soothe a sore throat, but also provides many healing benefits for colds, flu, and other illnesses.
Although it may seem like it, bone broth isn’t new. In fact, this type of broth has been around since prehistoric times. Making bone broth typically involves boiling and simmering bones from chicken, beef, turkey or bison, along with bone marrow and connective tissue. At OWL we use grass-fed bones, organic veggies, roots, and medicinal herbs, and simmer every batch for over 24 hours. The result is a nutritious, sippable broth that tastes more like tea than traditional stock and offers the benefits of gut repair and digestive aid, making it ideal for the GAPS and paleo diets. Our broths can be sipped on or also are great for making soups, sauces or even as the liquid for grains/quinoa.
Why You Should Drink Bone Broth When You’re Sick
What kinds of health benefits does bone broth offer?
- Nutrient dense
- Improves Gut health
- reduce Joint pain
- Improved sleep and cognitive function
Bone broth has anti-inflammatory properties that help ease pain, respiratory symptoms, and other symptoms caused by infections or chronic inflammation. Where do these properties come from? This type of broth has an amino acid called glycine, as well as other amino acids and nutrients that help fight inflammation. Arginine, another amino acid, might help ease chronic inflammation.
In addition to easing symptoms, you might be experiencing, fighting inflammation helps protect you from more serious health issues. Chronic inflammation can raise the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, and other diseases. Bone broth may offer a simple and tasty way to help your body fight inflammation and reduce your risk of these illnesses.
2. Nutrient Dense
Drinking chicken broth, beef broth, or other broth elixirs made from bones and connective tissue can give you a nutritional boost. This can help strengthen your immune system, making it easier for your immune system to protect you from colds and other illnesses. Bones from chicken or beef contain high amounts of calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and other minerals that promote healthy bones, while Bones from fish have iodine, which helps support your thyroid.
Connective tissue used for bone broth provides compounds, such as glucosamine, that keep your joints healthy. Bone marrow provides vitamins A and K12, as well as healthy fats, such as omega-3 fatty acids, which help ease inflammation and protect you from cell damage. Whether or not you’re ill, bone broth can help you get the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy.
3. Gut Health
Bone broth promotes digestive health. It contains gelatin, which helps food go through your digestive tract, making it easier to digest. Even if you don’t currently have digestive problems, keep in mind that gut health can impact other aspects of your health. Having bone broth might help keep your digestive system running smoothly, which benefits your overall wellness.
Since a healthy gut is important for your overall health, it’s essential to manage digestive problems. Our broth contains an amino acid called glutamine, which helps ease symptoms of leaky gut and prevents it from occurring. Leaky gut happens when you have problems with the barrier between your digestive system and your bloodstream. This can cause you to develop inflammation and other health issues.
4. Joint Health
Your joints need to be strong, flexible, and healthy in order for you to do everyday tasks. While your joints can experience wear and tear over time, bone broth might help ease damage. The connective tissue and bones in bone broth contain a protein known as collagen, which plays an important role in joint health. Bone broth also has glucosamine, chondroitin, and amino acids that help promote healthy cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and other connective tissue found in your joints. Drinking bone broth may help you maintain healthy joints.
5. Improved Sleep and Cognitive Function
Having bone broth when you’re not feeling well isn’t just soothing. It might actually help you get a good night’s sleep, which is important for a healthy immune system. This type of broth contains an amino acid called glycine that helps promote feelings of relaxation and improved sleep. Glycine has been associated with helping people fall asleep, stay in a deep sleep longer, and wake up less during the night. Sleeping better allows your immune system to work on healing you when you have an illness, such as a cold or flu. Bone broth may also improve your memory and cognitive function. Glycine in bone broth has been linked to these brain function benefits.
What About Colds and the Flu?
There’s a reason why so many people enjoy having some homemade chicken soup when they’re sick. Chicken soup may contain anti-inflammatory properties that help ease upper respiratory tract symptoms. Bone broth can be used as a base for chicken soup, making it a good way to find relief from cold symptoms, such as a runny nose and sore throat.
Bone broth offers a mild reduction in flu symptoms, such as sore muscles. The steam from warm broth might also help clear your nasal passages, so you can breathe better when you have sinus or nasal congestion. Consider having bone broth around during cold and flu season, so you can drink some when you’re feeling under the weather. If you end up with sick kids once school starts, you can also give this type of broth to them to help them feel better.
The OWL Venice Difference
What makes OWL Venice different from other companies? At OWL Venice, we use locally sourced bones, along with a variety of herbs, vegetables, and other ingredients to create bone broth elixirs that promote healing and improved health and well-being overall. We understand how important it is to offer broth elixirs that don’t contain common allergens or other ingredients that could trigger digestive issues and other allergy symptoms.
Our values also include a commitment to helping the environment. All of our broth elixirs are pressure canned, and we use glass and other non-toxic packaging materials.
OWL Broth Elixirs
At OWL Venice, we currently offer the following broth elixirs:
- Organic Chicken Bone Broth Elixir
- Organic Beef Bone Broth Elixir
- Organic Bison Bone Broth Elixir
- Organic Turkey Bone Broth Elixir
- Organic Vegan Mineral Broth Elixir
Our broth elixirs are packed with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients for improved health. Keep in mind that our beef and bison broths have a stronger taste compared to our chicken, turkey, and vegan broths. No matter which broth elixirs you have, you can count on consuming a wide range of nutrients. Some of the ingredients found in our broth elixirs include the following:
- Shiitake mushrooms for B vitamins, vitamin D, and other nutrients
- Leafy green vegetables for vitamin C, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin K, and other nutrients
- Apple cider vinegar for acetic acid that helps destroy bacteria
- Ginger for anti-inflammatory effects and digestive health
Our vegan broth elixir contains mushrooms, vegetables, spices, and other ingredients with no meat sources. Our chicken, turkey, beef, and bison broth elixirs are made from all organic and grass fed bones and contain a mix of functional herbs and vegetables.
If you’re interested in finding broth elixirs to help improve your health, check out our entire selection of products.