In the last year, there’s been a renewed interest in bone broth (something I don’t eat as a Vegan but something many people swear by). And apparently, it’s not just good as a base for soup or pho, or for someone who has a cold. Turns out, “Good broth resurrects the dead.” 1

While that Latin-American saying might sound way over the top, celebrities like actress/ producer Salma Hayek swear by it to help keep them young! The 50-year-old creator of Nuance Skincare says, “It’s full of gelatin and fat and has bone marrow and I think it is very good to keep yourself young.”2 In fact, she swears it’s even helped her to avoid Botox.

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But she’s not alone:3

  • Former LA Laker Kobe Bryant has consumed bone broth for quite a while, “It’s great—good for energy and reducing inflammation.”
  • Shailene Woodley, Mindy Kaling, and Gwyneth Paltrow are also believers.
  • Kim and Khloe Kardashian’s nutritionist Dr. Philip Goglia says that bone broth is worth the hysteria because the collagen content encourages wrinkle-free skin since it “increases the production of elastin and other compounds that are responsible for the tone, texture, and appearance of skin.”

“Bone broth is made by simmering bones of beef, chicken, or fish for extended periods of time, often over 24 hours. This stewing process is thought to release compounds like collagen, the protein responsible for taut, uplifted skin. Nutrition researchers Sally Fallon and Kayla Daniel of the Weston A. Price Foundation explain that the soup also contain easily absorbable minerals, including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and sulphur.”4

It’s believed that drinking the broth on a regular basis can help promote a healthy gut while “reducing permeability and inflammation”5 and Dr. Mercola (my sweetie and better half) says that bone broth can help improve joint pain, alleviate allergies and food intolerances, boost the immune system, and reduce cellulite.

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There are those who don’t see its merits but it has been used as a medicinal food for thousands of years- just because something is old doesn’t mean it isn’t any good.

Are you a fan? What do you use it for?

Sources and References

  1. Organic Authority, March 21, 2017.
  2. Organic Authority, March 21, 2017.
  3. Organic Authority, March 21, 2017.
  4. Organic Authority, March 21, 2017.
  5. Organic Authority, March 21, 2017.