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The Nutritional Benefits of Bone Broth

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 23 February 2023
The Nutritional Benefits of Bone Broth

Cancer and its treatment takes a huge toll on the body, both physically and emotionally, and recovery can take quite some time. Supporting cancer recovery with bone broth is a simple, inexpensive option that has a very beneficial impact.

There are a lot of side effects of the treatments that can be very depleting and debilitating: anaemia, constipation, diarrhoea, dehydration, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, sore mouth and throat, lack of appetite and difficulty swallowing to name a few.

The body needs nourishment and repair at this time, and bone broth is one of the best foods that can assist. It is a health tonic in itself with an abundance of vitamins, minerals and nutrients that are all easily absorbed by the body.

Bone broth is high in anti-inflammatory amino acids, glycine and proline, which have been shown to help speed the recovery process and reduce inflammation, allowing the body to heal quicker.

People with cancer often need more protein after their treatment to heal tissues and help fight infection. Bone broth is an easily digestible form of protein. Bone broth also helps with gut healing and digestion.

A cup of bone broth is easy to drink and ingest, soothing on the palate and stomach, and perfect for when the appetite is suppressed. It can help hydrate the body and provide nourishment when food is hard to tolerate.

Of course you can make up your own healing bone broth at home but Bone Broth Powder is a really convenient option. It’s especially good for use during treatments and when in hospital or travelling. Its long shelf life makes it easy to store and use as needed.

You only need to add boiling water to use bone broth powder as a nourishing drink. At home, you can just sprinkle it in meals as needed or use it as the base for soups, stews and casseroles for extra nourishment. A bowl of bone broth with a couple of poached eggs is an easy and nourishing meal if fatigue makes it difficult to cook.

Just be sure that your bone broth is all natural and contains no msg or nasty additives! Look for completely natural ingredients, sourced ethically and without chemicals and sprays.

Bone broth has been used for centuries by many ancient cultures as a restorative tonic, and it remains a very beneficial supplement in aiding recovery from any illness.

Our grandmothers knew what they were talking about, seeing as how the bone broth industry has exploded. The benefits of drinking and cooking with organic bone broth have far-reaching effects on the immune system.

The natural gelatin, collagen, and amino acids tend to the gut and help support the health of individual immune cells such as lymphocytes.

So, there is definitely good reason to drink homemade chicken soup when dealing with a cold or the flu.



Author:Manuela Boyle
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  • The Institute for Functional Medicine
  • Society for Integrative Oncology
  • Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia
  • Australian Traditional-Medicine Society
  • British Naturopathic Association