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We're talking Bone Broth!

August 4, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Bone broth. It’s crazy to see those two words together. What may be even more crazy to learn is that many people are beginning to drink bone broth, sometimes as often as every day or with every meal! That leaves a pertinent question…. WHY??

 

Bone broth has been around for ages…literally. Many cultures turn to bone broth for medicinal cures for illness. {Remember grandma’s delicious chicken soup when you were sick? You guessed it! Bone broth!} What you may not know is bone broth is very beneficial for your skin. That’s right! In addition to other benefits, bone broth is a nutritive superfood to the largest organ of our body! Bone broth is comprised of many nutrients that serve as “building blocks” our body needs to create cells. When focusing on our skin, bone broth has essential nutrients such as collagen, gelatin and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs for short) that treat our skin like royalty!

 

Skin is composed of two layers, the epidermis and the dermis. The dermis is literally made of collagen and some GAGs to “provide structural and nutritive support” (1). While collagen “makes up about 30 percent of the protein in your body” and is the main component of skin, it also “plays an important role in tissue development and regulation” (1). Dr. Kellyann Petrucci stated in her article, Bone Broth & Collagen- Your Best Defense Against Aging, that “from the age of 20 on, you lose about one percent of your collagen a year”. Low elasticity, the result of decreased collagen in the layers of your skin, leads to wrinkles, sagging and cellulite. Collagen can also help “prevent and fade away stretch marks” and is “necessary for healing scars and blemishes” (2). It is never too early to be proactive and nurture your skin, both inside and out!!

To tell you the truth, your skin needs more than nourishing oils and skincare products. We could use all of the fancy anti-aging creams available and they probably would not work. It also needs nourishment from the inside out! In an article published by Kettle & Fire, the author simply stated: “the health of your skin is a reflection of the essential nutrients you’re eating… and, more specifically, how well your body is digesting, absorbing and assimilating these nutrients”. Wow… YES!! What we put IN our bodies has an effect on our skin!

 

Oh, there is more…Would you have guessed bone broth helps decrease acne breakouts? It’s true! In addition to containing collagen, gelatin and GAGs to promote strong skin cell growth, bone broth has several essential vitamins and minerals. One of these key minerals, zinc, is “important in fighting acne and maintaining clear skin” (3). How amazing!! This crazy little drink contains so many important nutrients to benefit the body on multiple levels!

Consuming whole foods packed with what your body craves to heal and thrive creates an unbeatable, radiant beauty from the inside out. On top of that, when we are happy with our appearance and feel healthy, energetic and purely alive, our confidence level and happiness sky rocket! There is a “glow” about us that people notice and are drawn to. Nothing can compete with that.

 

Are you intrigued and want to give bone broth a try? Join us as we dive in to take a bone broth detox challenge!  Please see Masterpiece Beauty’s Facebook page for more details! I have also added links below to the articles mentioned in this blog for additional reading on bone broth’s benefits, as well as tutorials to make your own if you would like to! (Please ensure to get your bones from trusted organic, grass-fed sources!)

For those of you who can't even think to venture into making your own bone broth,  the BEST of the BEST bone broth to purchase would absolutely have to come from Kettle & Fire.  It honestly is one of the best tasting, organically sourced and is made to arrive right to your door with all the bursting nutrients all intact.  (Plus they use chicken feet to really up the collagen content!)  Highly recommended!

Good Luck and please stop back to let us know your story! We want to hear your experience! Did you like it? Did you see benefits from the bone broth intake? What is your favorite way to use or drink bone broth? (Straight bone broth? With veggies to make a soup? Using to cook with pasta instead of using water? So many possibilities!)

          

 

Articles mentioned in the blog:

1: Kresser, Chris. "The Bountiful Benefits of Bone Broth: a Comprehensive Guide." N.p., 21 Feb. 2017. Web. 18 July 2017. <https://chriskresser.com/the-bountiful-benefits-of-bone-broth-a-comprehensive-guide/>.

2: Aspen. "11 Beauty Benefits of Bone Broth for Skin, Hair, Anti-Aging & More." Beautymunsta. N.p., n.d. Web: http://beautymunsta.com/bone-broth-skin-benefits/>.

3: “What You Need to Know About Bone Broth Skin Benefits." Kettle & Fire. N.p., 5 July 2017. Web. 22 July 2017. <https://blog.kettleandfire.com/bone-broth-skin-benefits/>.

An interesting, additional read:

http://beautymunsta.com/3-reasons-stop-drinking-bone-broth-now/

Tutorials:

There are so many articles on making your own bone broth out there! Here are a few J

·         Weston A. Price Foundation: https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/food-features/broth-is-beautiful/

·         Dr.Mercola: http://recipes.mercola.com/bone-broth-recipe.aspx

·         Wellness Mama: https://wellnessmama.com/5888/bone-broth/

·         Chicken Stock from Mama Natural: https://www.mamanatural.com/how-to-make-chicken-stock-from-scratch/

·         Nourished Kitchen: http://nourishedkitchen.com/bone-broth/

·         Mommypotamus: https://www.mommypotamus.com/how-to-make-bone-broth/

 

 

 

 

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