Best foods for gut health – This journal entry was written by our good friends over at Ossa Organic – they make an amazing range of gut friendly products and they’ve taken the time to highlight just why bone broth is so beneficial for your gut and overall wellbeing!
Read on below to check out their top 5 reasons why you should be making bone broth part of your everyday diet. They’ve also included a delicious recipe that you can make at home!
1. Bone Broth can help with joint pain
Slow-cooked bones produce gelatine and collagen which are full of amino acids such as
proline and glycine. These naturally occurring compounds are used by our bodies to build
tissue and can help to help strengthen and support joint health.
According to research by the Department of Nutrition and Sports Nutrition for Athletics at
Penn State University, when athletes added collagen to their diets over the course of 6
months, the majority showed a significant improvement in joint comfort and a decrease in the
negative impacts of athletic performance such as muscle and joint pain.
2. Bone Broth can act as a sealant for a leaky gut
Studies have also shown that gelatine is beneficial for restoring the strength of the gut lining
and fighting food allergies, such as sensitivity to grain, wheat, and diary. It also helps
encourage the growth of good bacteria in the gut, which in turn helps to maintain healthy
inflammation levels in the digestive tract. Gelatine effectively supports intestinal health and
integrity according to a report published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology.
3. Bone Broth can promote healthy skin, hair and nails
The collagen, glycine and minerals like calcium and magnesium found in bone broth aren’t
only great for your gut health but can also help make skin more supple, and have even been
boasted to reverse signs of ageing like wrinkles. Collagen is one of the nutritional
powerhouses found in bone broth that is a structural protein and one of the reasons gut
health specialists like Dr Kelly Ann swear by the elixir. Dr Kelly Ann says that not only can it
help with elasticity of the skin but it also keeps you fuller for longer it also stops you from
snacking on junk and fast food that also contribute to ageing and poor skin.
4. Bone Broth can support a strong immune system
Filled with collagen/gelatine and the amino acids proline, glutamine and arginine, bone broth
can help seal the gut lining and support gut integrity. Rather than attacking healthy cells that
are compromised by a leaky gut, bone broth helps to maintain healthy inflammation levels and
normal immune system function.
5. Bone broth can be a great source of energy
The glycine and magnesium in bone broth can help promote well rested sleep which in turn
leaves you more rejuvenated and refreshed in the morning. Furthermore with a sealed and
healthy gut you absorb more nutrients from you food, helping to boost energy during the day
and support a healthy mood. The best bone broths come from the best ingredients, that is why it is important to make sure your bone broth is slow cooked for the longest time possible, with only premium ingredients, organic and locally sourced where possible.
Ossa’s range of bone broths are all slow cooked for up to 24 hours using premium organic
vegetables and grass fed and free range bones from British farms… it’s a #gutfeeling
Ossa Bone Broth Noodle soup in less than 10 minutes. The perfect nourishing bowl when
you’re short on time but want a boost of warming and gut healthy nutrients!
100g organic rice noodles
1 Tsp Ossa Organic Ghee
240ml Ossa Organic Bone Broth Boost (chicken/beef or vege)
Ginger, chilli flakes and pink salt
1/2 a cup of your choice of greens
1. On a medium heat add rice noodles to the bone broth and boil until translucent
2. Add pink salt, chilli flakes and grated ginger
3. Stir through 1tsp of ghee
4. Top with greens (cooked or fresh) and nori
Slurp away and enjoy…
It’s a #gutfeeling…