Bone broth is a nutrient bomb. It is made up of many things that our bodies need, but especially two of those things are proline and glycine. Glycine and proline are two main components of our connective tissue that holds our bodies together. Even though there are many types of connective tissue, these two amino acids are present in most of them. If we didn’t have these two amino acids holding us together, we would literally crumble! So you can imagine how critical these two power house are for our health! Glycine in particular helps our immune system tremendously and reduces active inflammation. From healing cuts and scrapes to healing our immune systems, getting this into our system is critical.
Glycine does many more things for us as well. It aids in digestion, helps with proper nervous system function, helps the detoxification process, regulates blood sugar and helps muscle growth and repair, among others. Crazy list right?? But don’t forget about proline! Proline helps reduce cholesterol in your blood and helps to break down proteins needed for muscle growth and repair.
Was that enough reason for you to be drinking bone broth daily? I hope so. Let’s get on to the broth, shall we?
First, some tips.
To make the broth:
WHAT YOU NEED:
That’s all! Pretty simple really, it just takes forever to cook. The longest I have cooked mine is about 14 hours. It came out wonderful. I’m sure if you cook it 48 hours, it will come out awesome as well.
TO MAKE MY MUG OF ANTI INFLAMMATORY GOODNESS:
To each mug of bone broth I make, I add herbs and sea salt. Sometimes the herbs are more on the tasty side, sometimes they are on the spicy side. Lately, I’ve been on a turmeric/ginger combo kick. The turmeric helps reduce my inflammation and the ginger helps calm my stomach. To create this wonderful concoction all you have to do is mix all these things together!