The winter can be a hard time for a lot of people: shorter daylight, rough weather, and the next cold or flu always seems to be on its way. If you find your energy waning and your mood less sprightly than normal, the solution could be as simple as maintaining healthy eating habits. One way to supplement your diet is to add bone broth to the mix. Bone broth has been used for thousands of years for its healthful benefits, and it’s definitely making a comeback.
Bone broths are well known for their nourishing qualities, and are not only rich in minerals but also high in the amino acids glycine, proline, and glutamine. These amino acids are important for immune function, gut health, muscle recovery, skin, hair, and joint health, as well as much more. Bone broth has a protein sparing effect, in that it supplies supplemental amino acids, reducing the amount of protein required from other food sources. Beyond the nourishing aspects of bone broth, it is also an important step in consuming the whole animal. From a sustainability perspective it creates less waste and maximizes the food provided by each animal.