The ancient power of bone broth can be felt upon first sip. We were pleasantly surprised to see this traditional food go mainstream a few years back (catch up on our obsession here, here and here) and it’s not going away any time soon.
With Pressed Juicery’s new green juice-loaded locations popping up across New York, and Springbone Kitchen opening in the city this week too, we expect to see more and more wellness warriors double-fisting their way to the subway – green juice in one hand, broth in the other. Springbone specializes in artisan, grass-fed bone broths made with ingredients sourced from upstate New York farms. They offer beef broth bloody marys and even zucchini pasta with grass-feed meatballs and a tomato broth sauce. Other must-tries on their drink menu? Reishi and wild mushroom tonics.
If you’re new to the bone broth phenomenon or just need fresh motivation, here’s a brief crash course on why you should be drinking this soothing, healing, invigorating stuff often…
7 Benefits of Bone Broth
Collagen + Gelatin
As the most abundant protein in mammals, collagen makes up all human connective tissue. Maximum collagen = glowing skin, hydrated joints, stronger nails & a happy gut.
Amino Acids Glycine + Proline
These anti-inflammatory amino acids are superstars of gut health and digestion, and are essential building blocks to a strong immune system and muscle repair. Oh, and glycine has been shown to significantly improve sleep and cognitive function… Google it.
This nonsulfated glycosaminoglycan is given as an injection to arthritis patients to lubricate their joints. Also an important component of skin, it naturally decreases as you age, eventually resulting in wrinkles.
Glucosamine + Chondroitin Sulfate
These brotherly compounds are typically sold as expensive joint supplements for athletes. We’ll take a bellyful of broth over a mouthful of pills any day.