“Wherever I go, I’m asked, ‘How do you stay so healthy and young?’ Or I’m complimented on how beautiful my skin, hair, and nails look. I always say that the key is positive thoughts and healthy food. For many years, the staple of my diet has been bone broth.
— Louise Hay
You have probably heard of bone broth and are maybe wondering why you would want to drink it? The thought of it as well as the process of making it can be a bit daunting, but, the beauty benefits may make you reconsider giving it a try.
First of all, what is bone broth?
Bone broth is an ancient remedy of cooking bones traditionally used as a base for soups, flavoring and preservation. The traditional practice of making bone broth has decreased overtime and overtime digestive and skin issues have been on the rise.
The magic of bone broth is the tendons, joints and ligaments when cooked down, release the healing compounds: collagen, proline, glycine and gluatamine. These compounds are supplied in a bioavailable form that can easily be used by our system, making us beautiful from the inside out.
According to Louise Hay, Bone broth is one of her most powerful beauty and anti-aging secrets.
This is because it is super rich in collagen, which breaks down to form gelatin. Gelatin heals inflammatory aging, improves skin elasticity and keeps it wrinkle-free by preserving moisture in skin cells.
This is the beauty of bone broth. It also...
Reduces Cellulite. Cellulite is mainly caused by a build-up of toxins that essentially gets clogged in our lymphatic system. Bone broth not only increases the skin’s collagen production but also helps flush out toxins that get backed up in the lymphatic system, both, which help reduce cellulite.
Treats Acne. One major cause of acne is poor gut health and slow digestion. Gelatin and L-glutamine in bone broth supports the strength of our intestines and regulates bowel movements, flushing out toxins that usually surface as acne.
Heal Scars. Collagen is necessary for healing scars, blemishes and damaged skin cells. Bone broth contains glutamine, argine and collagen which is the perfect amino acid cocktail for healing blemishes and scars.
Remineralizes Teeth. Collagen is vital for bone density and healthy teeth and in the tooth, collagen aids mineralization. You can keep your teeth strong by consuming calcium, magnesium and phosphorus-rich bone broth.
Heals the Gut. Collagen, glutamine, glycine and proline in bone broth work powerfully to restore the lining of our intestinal walls and heal intestinal inflammation. Studies also show that gelatin in bone broth promotes the growth of good bacteria throughout digestive tract.
All of this goodness will help heal you from the inside out, leaving you with a beautiful bone broth glow. If you are looking for a great guide to get started, try one of Louise Hays favorite recipes here.
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