Anti-ageing benefits of bone broth and gelatin- Oldest health tonic known to man.
Anti-ageing benefits of bone broth and gelatin-Have you heard of the anti-ageing benefits of gelatin or bone broth before? Have you heard about it in Paleo diets recently or did your mum or grandmother use it in chicken soup when you were sick? Maybe you’ve wondered what the secret ingredient in french sauces is?
If you haven’t heard of bone broth or gelatin it’s time you did. They are some of the oldest health tonics known to man and for good reason. As you probably know, it is much easier for the body to absorb vitamins and nutrients from live food rather than a supplement made in a lab. Bone broth and gelatin are dense in vitamins, minerals and protein to help the body heal first through the gut and then the joints, hair skin and nails. They are basically a super food.
The Kidneys role in Chinese medicine.
In traditional Chinese medicine the Kidneys govern the Head Hair, Ears, Hearing, Brain matter, Bones, Bone Marrow, Fertility, Sexual Function, Temperature regulation and probably more but let’s start with that.
The Kidney’s are also the root of all qi and they basically are the generator of the body in the sense that when any organ in the body shuts down or prolonged chronic illness sets in, the Kidneys are giving their qi away when nothing else is.
Supports fertility and good genes.
The Kidneys also store your DNA, your genetic inheritance. To have good Kidney qi is basically to have good genes or Great Jing (That’s Kidney essence).
Bone broth and gelatin support health joints and gut.
So, getting back to the point. I love Bone broth and Gelatin because it supports my Kidney Qi and essence which supports my whole body on a really deep nourishing level. On a nutrient level, the slow simmering causes the bones and ligaments to release healing compounds like collagen, proline, glycine and glutamine that are powerful health transformers. Nutrition researchers Sally Fallon and Kaayla Daniel of the Weston A. Price Foundation explain that bone broths contain minerals in forms that your body can easily absorb: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and others. They contain chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine, the compounds sold as pricey supplements to reduce inflammation, arthritis and joint pain. Bone broth has the ability to resolve leaky gut syndrome, desensitise food allergies and intolerances, improve joint health, boost immune system, reduce cellulite (Yay!!!) and strengthen skin, hair and nails.
Why is bone broth and gelatin Anti-ageing?
It supports the whole body on a really deep and nourishing level. Have you ever heard that saying “Bone Tired?”Well you never feel like that when you have good Bone broth in your life. It’s a tonic. When your body isn’t busy putting out fires everywhere because it’s so depleted and vulnerable to attack, it can give nourishment to other areas of our body like the joints, skin, hair and nails. The Gelatin is basically collagen. Collagen is what gives kid’s the juicy plumpness and withers away as we get older. If you take it dietarily you can get some of it back. Now this isn’t all about vanity. Our skins have to hold up for a long time. We are living longer and it’s the only protective barrier we have. It keeps our skin strong and supple.
How should I eat bone broth and gelatin?
Soups, stews, in your bolognaise ,as a clear broth with shallots and miso, in any sauce you make, cook your rice with it. Look anything you need water for in your cooking, replace it with bone broth.
For Gelatin, you can make these Jellies which are really yummy . I add a pro-biotic in there when it’s cooled as well as vitamin C and Zinc so it’s basically a home made multi-vitamin that kids will eat as well as adults. http://wellnessmama.com/6357/chewable-vitamins/
Here’s the link for a great bone broth : http://wellnessmama.com/5888/how-to-make-bone-broth/