My current obsession — bone broth.
I know that at first blush, “bone broth” sounds kind of…strange? But trust me, it’s not only delicious but also, so good for you.
Bone broth is made from the simmering of bones in water over a period of HOURS — think 18-24!
Why is it good for you? Bone broth is rich in minerals and collagen which are excellent for the health of your gut, immune system, and reducing inflammation. It’s also great for the skin, hair, and nails. Some people claim it’s like “Mother Nature’s botox.”
1. It’s Good for Your Skin
A healthy gut lining leads to better digestion and helps your body absorb nutrients better. This can be very beneficial to the health and quality of your skin.
It’s NOT just a rich source of collagen but also ONE OF THE ONLY FOODS with any collagen at all. Collagen is the key to skin elasticity. As we age, as early as our mid-to-late 20s, the body stops producing collagen all together which means a decrease in skin elasticity which is why we get fine lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin.
Unlike anti-aging skincare products that contain collagen, the molecules are too large to penetrate the skin and be effective.
Drinking bone broth is an excellent way to absorb collagen, from the inside out, to promote skin elasticity & keep your skin looking younger for longer.