Does bone broth actually help our skin?

Bone broth is an amazing source of vitamins, minerals, and gelatin!

Gelatin is derived from collagen.

Collagen is responsible for our skins' young appearance.

At the age of 28 our collagen begins to break down and lose its woven structure of elasticity. 

Gelatin provides glycine and proline, the essential building blocks for collagen.

In addition to the amazing benefits to your skin gelatin can help with gut health. It is comprised mostly of protein and amino acids (proline, glutamine, glycine, and lysine.)

Thanks to these amino acids, gelatin has the ability to restore gut integrity and digestive strength. A win-win! 

If you have the gift of time, prepare this broth at home and let it simmer for 24-48 hours. If you don't have time to make your own I would suggest Great Lakescollagen powder.

If you are in search of a premade bone broth, look for Kettle and Fire. They always use organic, free-range chicken and grass-fed cattle.

Bone Broth Recipe By Dr. Tevor Crates

• 2 pounds grass-fed beef marrow bones  • 5 quarts filtered water  • 6 carrots, cut into large chunks • 5 ribs of celery cut into large chunks  • 1 medium yellow onion, quartered • 1 cup shitake mushrooms • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, skin on, halved • 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt or Celtic sea salt • 1/2 a bunch of Italian parsley chopped • 7 sprigs of fresh thyme  • 6 sprigs fresh rosemary  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed or diced

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large roasting pan, roast the bones for 30 minutes. Transfer to a large soup pot or slow cooker. Add the water, carrots, celery, onion, mushrooms, apple cider vinegar, ginger, and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a very slow simmer and cover. Cook for 24 to 48 hours. Skim off any foam that forms on the top during the first hour of cooking. The longer you simmer the broth, the more bone marrow nutrients will seep into it. During the last hour of cooking stir in the parsley, thyme, rosemary, and garlic. Strain and enjoy warm. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days or frozen in ice cubes to enjoy over time. 

I'm an esthetician and a holistic health coach. I am not a physician, homeopath or nutritionist. Everything I recommend is from my personal experience of using products, treating my own conditions and naturopathic doctors I've seen. If you're being treated by a doctor or have a medical condition, please talk to your doctor before choosing a new route. Never stop using medication without consulting your doctor first.


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