Why bone broth is a thing

From health food blogs to trendy restaurants and popular foodies, everybody seems to be obsessed with one current food trend: Bone Broth. What exactly is it and why should you care?

What is bone broth?

Plainly put, bone broth is meaty water that’s super healthy for you. It’s made from animal bones and connective tissue boiled into a broth and slowly simmered for many, many hours with herbs, spices and vegetables. It doesn’t have to be flavourless and the benefits of a bone broth lunch or dinner in winter is more than worth it for the benefits you’ll reap.

What are the health benefits?

Bone broth is high in type II collagen, which does wonders for the skin and gut. It helps with skin elasticity and strengthens nails while also helping to prevent and treat heart disease and eases joint pain. Bones and connective tissues also contain minerals, anti-inflammatory amino acids and healing compounds to boost your health. Type II collagen is also a popular anti-aging supplement, and who doesn’t love that?

How can we work it into our diets?

You do not need to go on a ten-day bone broth cleanse to capitalise the benefits of bone broth. Once you’ve made bone broth, you can add it to soups, smoothies, and stews. It has a long simmering time, but as they say: “All good things come to those who wait.” A slow simmer time is crucial for all the minerals, beneficial proteins and compounds to be released from the bones. Luckily bone broth is versatile, so once you’ve made a batch you can repurpose it into multiple dishes.

Many popular restaurants and health food shops also serve bone broth, a possible shortcut for those who just can’t wait to have a bone broth glow.

Check out the Bone Broth products available at Wellness Warehouse and try our winning winter recipe of Slow Cooker Korean Beef with all the benefits of bone broth.