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Wellbeing Magazine Talks About Broth & Co Australian Bone Broth

WellBeing is a magazine for natural living in Australia It connects to the desire to live well in the real world, in harmony with the body, mind and nature. It’s about community, relationships, health, travel, work and ultimately aims to inspire readers to live their best life. With it’s science-based health reportage gives readers a choice that is based on good information. 

One of Australasia’s most respected natural health and lifestyle magazines, for people who are passionate about natural health. It has practical information and inspiration for mind, body and soul.

The winter 2018 issue includes some information on Broth Based beauties -

 “ Bone broth is soothing for winter, high in nutrients and easy to make. Nourish your insides and tantalise our tastebuds with these broth recipes that care for your body from the inside out.

When the nights are long and the days are short, there’s nothing soothing the soul with a hearty bowl of bone broth. Bone broth is one of the world’s miracle foods and broth based dishes are the cornerstone of many traditional food cultures because of the remarkable health benefits bone broth contains.

When you simmer fish, beef, chicken, venison or lamb bones in filtered water, a dash of apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper and a few of your favourite in season vegetables in 12 or more hours, it creates a concoction that can assist in building your joints, improving digestion and even helping to keep inflammatory conditions, such as hay fever and asthma at bay.

Bone broth is best when it’s made from a combination of bone, marrow, skin, feet, tendons and ligaments. This is because when the bones, connective tissues and joints simmer for a long period of time the release lots of compounds such as collagen, proline, glycine and glutamine into the liquid. And because they are easily digested, these provide the body with tremendous benefits. 

I first learnt about the power of bone broth through the work of Weston A Price Foundation and I highly recommend that anyone who is interested in diving into this topic read Nourishing Broth by Sally Fallon . This book reveals why bone broth is so mineral rich. In fact, it contains everyone of the 16 essential minerals our bodies need to function at their optimal best. 

Bone Broth is rich calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, iron, zinc, copper, selenium and more - and most of these are lacking in our modern day diets. That’s why slurping bone broth every day is one of the primary things I do to support good health.

It’s an excellent way to pump the body full of natural collagen to protect joints and is also a great source of gelatine, which acts like a cushion between bones. Gelatinprovides us with the building blocks we need to maintain strong bones. Getting adequate collagen is also hugely important for skin health and elasticity. You read it here: having bone broth every day can and will make you look (and feel) younger!

However, the reason I really love bone broth-based dishes is because all those minerals that makes for a rich brew are also tremendous at helping to quell inflammation throughout the body, particularly in the gut. We all know gut health is hugely important to our overall wellbeing an that ensures we have lots of probiotics and modulates the inflammation levels inner gastro-intestinal tract.

Research has also shown that the gelatine in bone broth is particularly beneficial in restoring, healing and sealing the gut lining and in helping combat issues from food intolerances to the likes of gluten or dairy.

Meanwhile, the collagen in bone broth is important for people who have digestive issues because research has shown that often levels of collagen are decreased in these individuals, making it a good idea to supplement through the diet. it’s also an excellent way to support the health of the immune system, particularly during the cold and flu season. 

while you ay think it’s an old wives tale that chicken soup can help stop a cold in it’s tracts, research proves this. A study of chicken soup conducted by the University of Nebraska Medical Centre look at what it was that made warming soup so beneficial for getting rid of colds and flus. They discovered the amino acids that were produced when making chicken broth reduced inflammation in the respiratory system and improves digestion. it’s also for this reason that bone broth supercharges the immune system and assists in reducing symptoms of asthma, hay fever and arthritis.”

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