Bone Broth Is Real -- Not Magic!
Fad diets and magic bullets are great fodder for anyone who regularly writes about health and wellness. After all, there is a constant stream of magical ingredients being discussed online. Most recently is the inclusion of bone broth in your diet to help heal arthritic joints. Although the contents of bone stock vary by source, it is widely known that in addition to calcium a good stock contains important minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, silicon and sulfur as well as chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine. The last two are a result of cartilage and tendons being broken down during the cooking process. They also represent two of the more expensive over-the-counter supplements recommended for improved joint health.
Benefits of Bone Broth
It is a bit unfortunate that bone broth has joined the list of fad changes to the human diet. Truth is, it is good for you and always has been. In fact, bone broth likely has more beneficial ingredients for promoting health and wellness than glucosamine-chondroitin supplements alone. Amino acids such as glycine, proline and arginine have anti-inflammatory properties. When some individuals catch a bug, they immediately turn to the old reliable "homemade chicken soup" for relief, since bone broth can inhibit infections caused by viruses. Maybe most important is the role collagen plays in restoring and maintaining good gut health. So, to make bone broth a magical elixir for osteoarthritis may not do it justice.
Real Food for Real Results
If you think about, it is very unlikely anyone would be slow cooking a pot full of bones to make a decadent dessert. It makes more sense that the pot is about to be filled with fresh vegetables for a soup or stew. The end-result is real food that contains many healing properties, which is much better for you than any processed counterpart is. Bone broth has long been a staple in the kitchens for Michelin-star restaurants; and a diet filled with healing foods like bone broth is what the Metabolic Research Center is all about. We've been helping people restore their good health and lose weight for more than 25 years. To get started on a path to better health, contact MRC for a FREE consultation.
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