Some holistic health enthusiasts are replacing juice fasting with a bone broth cleanse.
The science coming out on the benefits of bone broth is fascinating.
The process of making bone broth draws out the calcium and magnesium from the bones this gives you the benefit of these important minerals. You also get the gelatin and collagen in the bones along with proteins and amino acids. Bone broth is great for calming inflammation.
Is Bone Broth the New Super Food?
When people do a bone broth cleanse or detox, they simply drink bone broth throughout the day. Important note: You want to check with your personal health professional before doing any type of cleanse, detox or fasting. What is incredibly healing for one person can be harmful to another.
The advantage of bone broth fasting is that it can starve off bad bacteria in the gut, because it contains no sugars or carbohydrates. The glycine in bone broth is very healing for the gut lining. Eating fermented vegetables, like raw sauerkraut afterwards is a great way to repopulate the intestines with healthy bacteria. Probiotcs can be used as well.
The Old School Remedy
Bone broth qualifies as a superfood. A cup of hot soup was always one of my grandma’s favorite home remedies for the common cold. Now this old school health food is making a big comeback. Holistic practitioners are using bone broth for things like leaky gut, osteoporosis, sore joints and even help your hair and nails.
It’s important to note that we’re not talking about just any old broth that you can buy from the store. Real bone broth takes 18 to 48 hours to cook in a slow cooker or on the stove top.
The Quality of Bones is Important
The quality of the process also depending on the quality of the bones to go into it. You definitely want bones from organically raised animals. Like grass fed cows and free range chickens. Lamb bones also make excellent bone broth . Remember toxins can be stored in the bones of living creatures. So if you use bones from a cow that ate a junk food diet, and was shot up with hormones and antibiotics, those things can be stored in the bones, and come out into the broth during cooking. Not good. So know where your bones come from and stick with quality sources.
Of course you don’t have to do a cleanse or detox to enjoy the benefits of bone broth. Cook up a pot of this amazing broth and have some each day with breakfast or anytime of day.[ad name=”teacup”]