Bone Broth for Beauty: Sip or Stay Away?

Winter may be on its way out, but regardless of the temperature, the trend of sipping on some hot bone broth could not be more in at the moment. The soup is served hot like coffee and fans of it stand by the claims that it is one of the best beauty and wellness elixirs out there, offering some big-time benefits that hit both the internal and external departments. So, should you try it?

Back to Basics
Looking to kick your penchant for processed foods to the curb? Bone broth might help. “The idea of drinking bone broth is interesting because it goes back to traditional cooking methods,” says celebrity nutritionist Paula Simpson. “Bone stock is high in minerals and nutrients like glucosamine, magnesium, sulfur and phosphorous that are easily absorbed by the body to help it heal internally and reduce inflammation.”

The Big-Time Body Benefit
According to Jenny Schatzle, fitness and nutrition expert, bone broth can help “heal your gut” and get your digestive track on course. Plus, it’s packed with one very big benefit: the nutrient of gelatin. “This vital nutrient aids in healing digestion and also in hair and nail strength,” she says. “The nutrients found in bone broth also lead to preventing and healing cellulite and wrinkles.”

But You Should Consider…
While bone broths are a superior source of nutrients to help heal the body from the common cold, joint pain and even slow-to-grow hair and nails, Simpson does advise consuming it in moderation because bones themselves accumulate harmful metals that can interrupt normal cellular processes. “If you’re going to consume bone broth, make sure the bone comes from a clean animal source—free range, hormone-free or organic—to reduce the likelihood of unnecessary toxins.” 

Where to Get it:
Ready to try some for yourself? IndieFresh ships fresh chef-prepared, dietician-approved broths nationwide or you can order frozen soups from Bares Bones Broth.