It’s said to release the collagen and nutrients from the bones, which in turn digest into amino acids.  Your body then cleverly chooses how it uses these amino acids. Because these amino acids are the building blocks for protein, your body may need these to be turned into enzymes, body tissue or something else your body and immune system may need.

It’s full of protein, which is vital for muscle and bone repair, mass, strength, and energy.

Protein keeps you feeling fuller for longer, so it stops you from reaching for the sugar and carbs, so it may possibly aid in weight loss.

It’s said to be enormously beneficial for gut health.  At least 70% of our immune system comes from our gut and our microbiome.  

Our microbiome is our ecosystem of billions of bacteria, fungi, and microflora.  This is mainly in our gut and can influence and impact the health of every system in our body.  We also have plenty of important microbes all over our bodies.

 

We have good and bad bacteria all over and inside our body, but we need to make sure we have lots of good bacteria to fight infection and inflammation, so now and again, give your body a rest from inflammatory foods and boost your immune system – especially in Winter and also at times like these, with a virus on the loose.

  • Limit Alcohol. …
  • Focus on Sleep. …
  • Drink More Water. …
  • Reduce Your Intake of Sugar and Processed Foods. …
  • Eat Antioxidant-Rich Foods. …
  • Eat Foods High in Prebiotics. …
  • Decrease Your Salt Intake. …
  • Get Active.

My bone broth is made up of Chicken bones, onions, garlic, carrots, celery, leeks, cider vinegar and fresh herbs of rosemary, basil and thyme.  All go towards respiratory and gut health.

I put it all in the slow cooker at about 9am and it will simmer slowly until bedtime tonight, breaking down all the bones so the collagen and nutrients release out Then I just drink a cup a day.