Bone broth has been all the rage over the last five or six years, gaining popularity amongst the rich, the famous and the super-fit. But why all the hub-bub? There are many reasons to add bone broth to your sipping menu, but I'll be talking about just the top three in this article.
The number one reason to try bone broth is that it can help regulate your appetite, while reducing inflammation and healing your gut. Okay, you got me. That was all three reasons tied up with a pretty red bow! But, let me break it down for you.
As found on the Osso Good website (a delicious bone broth purveyor that I highly recommend), bone broth helps to regulate your appetite because protein balances the hormones leptin and grehlin, which are your satiety and hunger hormones. When you add bone broth to each meal, it helps increase your protein levels and keep those two bad boy hormones in check!
The second reason to add some bone broth to your diet is that it can help to reduce inflammation in the body. Constant inflammation can wreak havoc on your body by increasing pro-inflammatory hormones, which can cause your cortisol to spike. Bone broth is rich in glycine and arginine, two powerful amino acids with anti-inflammatory properties. Need I say more?
Finally, and this is a big one, bone broth can help to improve your gut health. Leaky gut, anyone? Inflammation damages the gut, period. And most of us are more inflamed than we know, due to stress, poor diet and environmental toxins. There's a reason they call the gut, your second brain. The gut and the brain are intricately connected and when one is out of balance, they both are. Gut bacteria produce important neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin, so it's crucial to keep your gut bacteria healthy. Eating anti-inflammatory foods, like bone broth, can help your good gut bacteria to thrive.
Everyone's heard of "happy wife, happy life", right? Well, in the same vein, you could easily say, "happy gut, happy nut". I think you get my gist. A happy, healthy gut can lead you right up the path to a happy and healthy body. So, get out your favorite mug and start sipping today!