9 Benefits of Using Bone Broth in Your Cooking

Some health fads come and go, but bone broth has been around for a while. 2,500 years ago, doctors of Ancient Chinese medicine were using bone broth as an elixir to promote better blood, kidneys, and digestion. These days, people consume bone broth for all sorts of reasons. From improving sleep to boosting immunity, this tasty liquid takes wellness to the next level.

Boosh Bone Broths are organic, planet-friendly, and good for you – inside and out! Our founder Fiona started Boosh because she wanted to help more and more people realise the nourishing effects of bone broth. Whatever your lifestyle, we make it easy to add bone broth into your diet, whether in your cooking or just as a comforting hot drink.

In this article, our bone broth buffs outline some of the incredible benefits you’ll see when you discover this new (ancient) trend.

Great Flavour

For all the cooks out there, taste is king. We know this, that’s why our bone broth is simmered low and slow to extract maximum flavour from the meat. Bone broth is a great addition to any budding chef’s store cupboard. Not only does it make a delicious drink in its own right, but it also adds a delicious, savoury, umami flavour to soups, stews, sauces – anything really! And, whereas stock cubes add a bit of flavour and little else, using bone broth in your cooking provides a host of health benefits too. Healthy eating just got a whole lot tastier!

At Boosh, our bone broths are highly versatile, with a range of flavours available to suit your mood. From chili and lemongrass to rosemary and thyme, our delicious, well-balanced flavour combinations tick all the boxes. Just look at our reviews!

  • 10 August 2021 by kresfun: Love it! Great flavour and a wonderful base for soups and sauces. I used a bit for stir fry which turned out great!
  • 09 September 2021 by moca: Intense flavours. This product is full of flavours and easy to use straight from the jar.
  • 14 July 2021 by Saralouise: Delicious flavour. We use this to make wonton soup, and it was absolutely delicious. The broth is clear and very flavoursome. Will definitely be buying again.

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Easy to Digest

The lengthy cooking time allows the nutrients found in the simmering bones, connective tissues, and vegetables to break down and seep into the liquid. This means the molecules are readily available and can be absorbed easily by the gut. It’s not just enough to consume something nutritious; your body has to be able to use what you put into it. Luckily, bone broth is easy to absorb and promotes better overall digestion too – more on that below!

Supports Gut Health

Thanks to the insights of doctors and scientists, we’re all becoming increasingly aware of the important role the gut plays in overall health. In fact, some researchers have called the gut ‘the second brain’. This is because there are two thin layers of 100 million nerve cells in the gastrointestinal tract called the enteric nervous system (ENS) which communicates back and forth with the brain. This controls the gut and can trigger dramatic emotional shifts if your digestion starts to suffer.

So, what can bone broth do to help keep the ENS happy? Bone broth is a good source of gelatine which attracts and binds to liquids. You’ll notice if you put your broth in the fridge that it will start to congeal – that’s the gelatine doing its thing! This handy molecule helps move food along the gut and aids smooth digestion, helping to balance your mood.

Boosts Immunity

As well as helping with your digestion, gelatine contains an amino acid called glutamine which can actively repair the mucus lining of the intestinal wall. This barrier needs to be able to absorb essential fluids and nutrients, while protecting us from invading microorganisms and toxins. Keeping this barrier in good condition is, therefore, key.

A ‘leaky gut’ is a major cause of inflammation and can disrupt the function of the immune system. Chronic inflammation has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, certain cancers, and Alzheimer’s. Clearly, a good source of glutamine should be an essential part of anyone’s diet!

Aids Weight Loss

Bone broth is low in calories but satisfies hunger and manages appetite. This leads to reduced snacking between meals and less risk of overeating. Plenty of athletes are reaping the benefits of bone broth to help them maintain lean muscle mass, but anyone can incorporate this high-protein drink into their lifestyles. Delicious, nutritious, and satisfying – that’s our kind of diet food!

Improves Sleep

While research into bone broth is still in its early days, there are signs that it might help alleviate anxiety and help you sleep better. This is because it prompts your body to release serotonin and contains glycine, an amino acid. Essentially, it helps you relax, fall asleep faster, maintain deep sleep, and wake up fewer times throughout the night. Ditch the camomile tea and the Ovaltine; bone broth makes a far superior bedtime drink!

Healthy Skin, Hair, and Nails

We’ve all heard about the importance of collagen. It’s one of the main structural proteins in the body; abundant in connective tissues, and – you guessed it – our skin, hair, and nails. The word collagen comes from the Greek kolla meaning glue. Collagen is literally the glue which holds every part of you together. Unfortunately, the body’s rate of production slows down dramatically as we age, reducing skin elasticity.

The good news is that bone broth can be a great source of skin-friendly collagen. Broken down during the simmering process into gelatine and other amino acids, it can be readily absorbed by the body to be used wherever it is most needed!

Protects Joints and Bones

Bone broth is slow simmered to release all the goodness from animal bones. Unsurprisingly, animal bones contain a lot of the nutrients we need to support our own bones. Bone broth is a great source of phosphorous, magnesium, and calcium which are all essential to good bone health and density. It also contains glucosamine, which many people take via tablets. Abundant and easier to absorb in a broth, glucosamine can help you say goodbye to those achy knees.

Reduces Food Waste

Did you know, UK households are wasting around 570,000 tonnes of fresh meat every year? Globally, this equates to around a fifth of all meat produced. That’s a staggering statistic, particularly when the parts we throw away can be used to create such a tasty, healthy broth!

Eating bone broth makes a wonderfully tasty, sustainable choice, because eating healthily doesn’t have to cost the earth. And, when you buy Boosh bone broths, you can rest easy in the knowledge that our bones are responsibly sourced, organic, grass fed, and free range. We’ve also ditched the plastic, because a sustainable broth shouldn’t come wrapped in unsustainable packaging.

Incorporating bone broth into your diet is great way to reduce your food waste. By using all parts of an animal, not just the choice cuts, you will be making the most of your food and reducing your impact on the environment.

Discover the Benefits of Bone Broth with Boosh

Though bone broth is great, it takes a long time to make. We slow simmer our bone broth for 16 hours to ensure an exceptional depth of flavour and superior nutrient profile. Unfortunately, not everyone has the time or the inclination to spend all day brewing the perfect broth. If you want an easy way to reap these benefits, don’t despair – the Boosh team have got you covered!

Try out one of our delicious flavours today, or subscribe to have nourishing jars of bone broth delivered straight to your door as often as you like.

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