Bone broth has many key health benefits. Studies have shown that it helps with:
- Skin health — thanks to high levels of collagen and glutamine.
- Gut health — thanks to glycine that helps heal and seal the lining of the gut.
- Joint health — thanks to amino acids like glucosamine.
- Reducing inflammation — thanks to its anti-inflammatory amino acids such as glycine.
These are the more well-known benefits of bone broth, however, bone broth is also a powerful tool for nutrient absorption, antioxidant protection, improving your sleep, and memory support.
Why is bone broth specifically good for gut health?
The answer lies in the amount of gelatin that it contains. The gelatin improves gut integrity and digestive strength. In addition to containing glutamine (an amino acid that works to repair any leaks in your intestinal tract), gelatin has a unique property of drawing stomach acid into the stomach due to its glycine content. (1) Stomach acid enables the breakdown and absorption of nutrients into the body. Even if your diet is healthy, you may not be assimilating all your food if your stomach acid is low. In addition, recent studies are also linking low stomach acid levels with bacteria overgrowth. (2)
If you are wanting to improve your gut health and your health in general, then bone broth is a must!
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