Bone broth is protein rich liquid made from animal bones and connective tissue. It is known for its lengthy cooking hours – we slow cook it for 40+ hours – and health benefits. Bone broth of animal origin is the main natural source of collagen, it contains a number of minerals, amino acids and trace elements and is rich in collagen.
Interesting fact: did you know that there is more collagen in your bones than calcium or other minerals? Collagen makes up about 30% of human body protein and even up to 90 percent. skin, nails, hair, teeth, bones, digestive system, vascular wall, connective tissue layer. Collagen synthesis in the body slows down with age. The study found that the skin of the study group (80+ years old) contained as much as 75% less collagen compared to the younger group (18-29 years old). This demonstrates the need for adult to include quality collagen rich foods in their diets. Collagen types I and III for hair, skin, nails and bones:
Collagen types I and III for hair, skin, nails and bones:
– minimise fine lines and wrinkles
– improve elasticity
– support bone matrix (36% of bone is made up of collagen Type I and III)
– correct weak or damaged nail beds
– thicken fine hair, slows hair loss
– improve circulation
– promote glycine production which builds leans muscle and helps burn fat during sleep
Our modern diets lack the collagen that was once abundant in foods. Without dietary collagen, our body can’t replenish what’s missing. This can have an effect on our hair, skin and nails, and joints, ligaments and tendons as we age. Collagen also contains amino acids glucosamine, proline, and glycine, which promote joint health, while maintaining lean muscle mass. If you’ve ever seen a gel form of bone broth, that’s the collagen that has been released from the bones – it’s also a sign of a high-quality broth!