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IS BONE BROTH THE MISS­ING LINK TO YOUR HEALTH?

For as long as hu­mans have been cook­ing food over fire, bone broth—the sim­mer­ing stock of bones oth­er­wise dis­carded—has been a daily part of life, cel­e­brated by cul­tures around the world. Not only does bone broth add depth of fla­vor to recipes and meals, it also im­parts sig­nif­i­cant and broad health ben­e­fits that are now cap­tur­ing the at­ten­tion of mil­lions. Bone broth may be the “hottest trend in health” to­day, even though it is cen­turies old. Could it be the miss­ing link that you’ve been search­ing for?

CELEBRITY TREND DU JOUR

One thing that ac­tors, pro­fes­sional ath­letes, ex­ec­u­tives and tele­vi­sion personalities all have in com­mon are high-per­for­mance lifestyles. So it is lit­tle won­der that the me­dia seems to be re­port­ing al­most daily on the celebri­ties that are mak­ing bone broth a cen­tral com­po­nent of their health and fit­ness pro­gram.

You will also see bone broth very well rep­re­sented if you take a stroll down the aisle of your lo­cal book­store and a sur­pris­ing num­ber of “broth cafes” have opened up in New York City as peo­ple are trad­ing in their morn­ing cup of cof­fee for the ben­e­fits that bone broth can de­liver!

PER­FECT FOR PA­LEO LIV­ING

An­other au­di­ence that is “fu­el­ing the fire” of the bone broth move­ment is the rapidly-grow­ing group of peo­ple fol­low­ing a Pa­le­olithic-in­spired eat­ing and life­style pro­gram. And its not just week­end war­riors and hard­core fit­ness ad­vo­cates that are con­tribut­ing to the growth. Re­cent sta­tis­tics in­di­cate a wider de­mo­graphic of peo­ple is ”go­ing Pa­leo” and es­ti­mate that 54% are women and 76% are col­lege ed­u­cated. The world of health and fit­ness is of­ten dom­i­nated by fads and trends; how­ever, all the data sug­gests that this is a mod­ern-day phe­nom­e­non, based on an­cient wis­dom, that is not go­ing away any time soon.

WHY ALL THE HYPE?

Bone broth is typ­i­cally rich in pro­tein, col­la­gen, gelatin, glu­cosamine, chon­droitin and key min­er­als of­ten miss­ing in diet. These vi­tal nu­tri­ents sup­port a wide range of health ben­e­fits and body sys­tems in­clud­ing:

Healthy detox­i­fi­ca­tion, gut and im­mune sys­tem†

Healthy joints and lean mus­cle mass†

Healthy and vi­brant skin, hair and nails†

Metabolism and a healthy weight†

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