I’ll admit it. I am a pescatarian who drinks bone broth. While I haven’t touched meat or chicken in years, I did ever so slowly start incorporating bone broth into my weekly diet. I’d even call it a trend back in the US. In New York, it’s so easy to get. There are places like Brodo (they have cookbook too) that literally just sell high quality broth. You can even get it delivered right to your doorstep.
Here in Switzerland, bone broth isn’t a trend. It’s a tradition. We make it ourselves, literally from bone marrow that we buy from the butcher. Curious? Okay, don’t freak, but bone broth is made with animal bones that are simmered for hours and hours (overnight or all day) with only water and vegetables. I sometimes follow this easy recipe from the Clean Program when I make it at home. My secret is to freeze the broth in individual containers so that I can take from the freezer just one serving at a time.
Here’s why I am drinking it.
Bone broth is packed full of body rejuvenating nutrients, including a significant amount of collagen peptides. Collagen is found in grass-fed, pasture raised cows and when consumed can actually increase your own collagen. Collagen is actually the most abundant protein in the body, but often we are lacking this from our diet. Benefits to drinking bone broth include stronger hair, nails, cartilage, bones, joints and, my personal favorite, plumped up skin. Plus you are nourishing your body with super concentrated minerals. Bye bye signs of aging.
For those of you that have a bone aversion, don’t like to cook or simply don’t have the time, you could try taking a supplement like Vital Proteins. This is the best one and what all the beauty editors are talking about right now. I just started mixing the powder into my morning smoothie every day. I can feel my skin glowing already.
Image from Bon Appetite.