The Benefits of Bone Broth
Lizzy Hawk is Bell & Evans Manager of Chronic Care and Health Outcomes. She is a Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Care and Education Specialist.
Dramatic breakthroughs in medicine have us living longer, and we have more access to information than ever before. It’s no surprise that our health considerations today go well beyond management and prevention of disease to ensuring better health and quality of life as we age.
Among other lifestyle choices, nutrition can improve our health’s longevity. Adding nutrient-dense foods that contain “collagen boosters” may nurture our body’s production of collagen. Collagen’s main role in our body is to provide structure, strength, and support, but as we age, our body naturally makes less of it. Not only does Bell & Evans Organic Chicken Bone Broth deliver 10 grams of collagen and 19 grams of protein per serving, but it provides our bodies with nutrients like the amino acid glycine that supports our own collagen production.
To get the most benefits out of our bone broth, pair it with foods that deliver high amounts of vitamin C, manganese, copper, and antioxidants to help your body make and use collagen. Get creative by adding in cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, turnip), leafy greens (spinach, kale, Swiss chard, Bok choy, collard greens), legumes (lentils, peas, beans, chickpeas, peanuts), and other nutritious vegetables (tomatoes, mushrooms, onion, carrots, asparagus).
For those more adventurous, try adding 4-5 cubes of frozen bone broth to your favorite smoothie or for a savory twist to your next mocktail. If you prefer sipping your bone broth, give it an antioxidant boost by mixing in some turmeric or cumin. One of the many beauties of Bell & Evans Organic Chicken Bone Broth is that it is pure and not pre-seasoned, so you can adapt it to any recipe or taste preference.
Along with a healthy and balanced diet, help protect your body’s natural collagen by wearing sunscreen, getting adequate sleep, avoiding smoking, and controlling stress.