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Collagen & Bone Broth Differences and Recipes

As the awareness of skincare among people continues to grow, Collagen and Bone Broth became the top researched topic for skincare. Nowadays, people are trying to understand the difference between them. There is a misconception that these two are the same, but in fact, they are quite different. 

What is Collagen?

Collagen is the crucial and most abundant protein in the body, which makes our skin, tissues, blood vessels, joints, bones and various other components. The source of the word Collagen is the Greek word “kola”, which means ‘glue’. Collagen is like a glue for our body which holds the body together and provides its basic structure.  Collagen types depend on the animal source, marine animals for example only contain Collagen Type 1, chicken mostly collagen Type 2 and Beef collagen Type 1, 2 and 3

Implementing Bone Broth into your diet can be great for not only your skin but also your own overall health with benefits ranging from improving joint health to improving sleep and brain function. Due to these many benefits there is no surprise at the traction it is gaining amongst many celebrities today. Kylie Jenner, Halle Berry and Alicia Keys are just a few A-List celebrities that swear by it!

Moreover, below are 3 quick, easy and delicious recipes that Bone Broth can be used in!

What is Bone Broth?

Bone broth is a type of stock made by simmering the animal bones, cartilage and connective tissues in water for several hours. This process extracts the nutrients from the bones, making it a broth. These essential nutrients are very beneficial for overall health.

Benefits of Collagen

There are multiple benefits of Collagen:

  • It improves skin health
  • It prevents bone loss by making bones strong
  • Boosts the muscle mass
  • Stimulates hair and nail growth
  • Helps relieve the joint pain by strengthening cartilage
  • Promotes heart health

Benefits of Bone broth

The benefits of bone broth include:

  • Highly rich in Vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients
  • Protects the joints by providing the body with gelatin
  • Helps the body in fighting against osteoarthritis
  • Good for gut health
  • Increases the Collagen in body
  • Strengthens our immune system
  • Improves the muscles quality
  • Fights inflammation

What is the difference between Collagen and Bone Broth?

There is increasing confusion about the difference between Bone Broth and Collagen. People keep asking if they should take one or the other. Collagen is a protein which makes one-third of our body and the body naturally produces it. Collagen contains the collagen peptides, which includes a comprehensive amino acid profile beneficial for our body. It benefits our skin, hair, joints, nails and gut health. On the other hand, bone broth is a whole food food which contains Collagen and other nutrients. 

Conclusion

Bone broth or Collagen both have great nutritional benefits, as each one is specified for individual needs. Collagen contains only collagen peptides which are helpful for bones, joints, hair, skin and nails. For getting 10 grams of Collagen, you need to drink an ample amount of bone broth. It solely depends on your requirement.

Meanwhile, Bone Broth contains a variety of nutrients in addition to Collagen, which makes it a perfect tonic for overall health and immune system. In addition to Collagen, Bone Broth includes chondroitin sulphate, glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and multiple vitamins. 

Asian Soup

This delicious soup will warm you up on a cold night with its hint of heat and its Asian flair. You can easily reap the benefits of bone broth with this quick and simple recipe.

Ingredients:

  • Beef Bone Broth
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 15g of grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp of Chili in oil
  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 1 tsp of sesame oil
  • Salt
  • Pho noodles
  • 10 shiitake mushrooms
  • 3 Carrots
  • Spinach

Steps

  1. Soften noodles in a bowl of cold water.
  2. Add soup ingredients (garlic, ginger, chili in oil, soy sauce, sesame oil and salt) to broth in pot.
  3. When your soup is ready then add them to a pot of boiling water for about 1 minute.
  4. Sauté carrots and mushrooms in a wok until desired softness.
  5. Drain the noodles and add to a preheated bowl.
  6. Cover with the hot soup and the toppings (shiitake mushrooms, carrots and spinach).
  7. Add extra chilli or soy sauce if desired.
  8. Enjoy!

2. Chicken Bone Broth Soup

Studies show that there is more to humble soup than just a delicious meal. Chicken soup has been reported to help clear nasal congestion, decrease upper respiratory congestion, improve hydration, and have a mild anti-inflammatory effect that can alleviate symptoms of cold and flu. Add in the benefits of bone broth and you have yourself a magic soup.

Ingredients:

  • 2-4 Litres Chicken Bone Broth
  • 1 Cup of Cooked Chicken 
  • 1 ½ cups carrots, diced
  • 1 ½ cups green beans, cut in bite-sized pieces
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 ½ cups celery, sliced
  • 2 t. ghee
  • 4 garlic cloves – grated into the soup
  • cilantro or parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper

Steps:

  1. Sauté vegetables separately in pan to desired softness.
  2. Heat up chicken bone broth in pot then add cooked chicken pieces, vegetables and garlic.
  3. Add salt and pepper then serve into bowls. Add chopped cilantro or parsley if desired.
  4. Enjoy!

3. Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps

These refreshing Asian beef lettuce wraps are perfect for a hot summers day.

Ingredients:

  • 500 grams ground beef
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup mushrooms chopped
  • 1 cup beef bone broth
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce16 green lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 cup sliced carrots

Steps:

  1. Brown ground beef in pan on medium heat and season with salt and pepper. Put beef aside
  2. Add onion, garlic and mushrooms to pan and cook for 4-5 minutes
  3. Add beef back to pan, add beef bone broth, hoisin sauce. Simmer on low heat and reduce until bone broth has started boiling.
  4. Remove from the pan, add to lettuce leaves and add chopped carrots
  5. Enjoy!

In conclusion, Bone Broth has been getting a lot of attention and for good reason. Due to its many health advantages, it is common in the keto, low carb, and paleo diets. It can be sipped from a mug or used in place of broth or stock in these recipes above.