The 5 Health And Weight-Loss Benefits Of Bone Broth

Here's why you need to include it in your 2019 eating plan.


Amy Hopkins |

Bone broth has some major health benefits. And – drum roll – it’s great for weight loss too. So include it in your 2019 healthy eating plan. You won’t be sorry. Here’s why…

1. It’s got nutrients for days…

As the ingredients simmer, their nutrients are released into the water in a form your body can easily absorb. Animal bones are rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A and K, zinc, iron, selenium and omegas.

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2. It’s good for your gut

The gelatin found in bone broth naturally attracts and holds liquids. This is why properly prepared broth congeals in the fridge. Gelatin can also bind to water in your digestive tract, which helps foods move through your gut more easily – yay for improving your digestive system!

3. Helps fight inflammation

The amino acids found in bone broth, including glycine and arginine, have strong anti-inflammatory effects.

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4. Your joints will thank you

Collagen – which helps to repair cells – is the main protein found in bones, tendons and ligaments. During the cooking process, collagen from bones and connective tissue is broken down into another protein called gelatin. Gelatin contains important amino acids that support joint health.

5. It assists with weight loss

This gelatin also promotes feelings of fullness and helps reduce hunger pangs, making bone broth a satisfying and nutrient-rich but low-kilojoule dish, aiding in weight loss.

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