Why is bone broth good for your gut?

The benefits of bone broth have been making headlines for over a year now. But what is it about this humble dish that makes people so excited?

Bone broth is an inexpensive, easy way to add more healthy fats and collagen to your diet.

It’s also a rich source of minerals like calcium, magnesium, and potassium—all important nutrients for gut health.

It’s important to note that bone broth isn’t a magic bullet for gut health. It takes more than just drinking it every day, but if you’re already doing the right things (eating fermented and cultured foods, taking your daily probiotics, etc.), then adding bone broth is an easy way to boost your results even further.


One of the biggest benefits of including bone broth in your diet comes from its high concentration of collagen. Collagen is basically like glue—it holds everything together inside our body: bones, muscles, joints and skin! 

That makes this nutrient super important for both beauty and wellness purposes.

Collagen helps keep our internal organs strong and healthy, which means we also feel stronger when we eat foods rich in collagen, such as bone broth.

So…how do I know if my gut needs more collagen?

Collagen supplements could help ease symptoms associated with digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease, and even potentially prevent certain cancers, according to research published in Advances in Nutrition journal. Studies have found that low levels of collagen in the gut are linked to obesity and diabetes.

If you’re looking for a natural way to boost your collagen intake through food, bone broth might be just what you need! 

We know new research shows many of us aren’t getting enough high-quality protein which is essential for both building muscle mass and repairing damaged tissues (including those in our digestive system). Bone broth has even been called “nature’s nearly perfect food”.

Bone broth was also considered so valuable that at times it was referred to as “white blood” because it offered immunity-boosting properties! 

What about the beef bones I buy from my local butcher or supermarket?


Unfortunately, you can’t just use any old cow’s foot or marrowbone to make up your bone stock (that would be gross). You need collagen-rich cuts like knuckles and backs which you’ll want to simmer with herbs and spices such as onion, bay leaves, whole peppercorns, garlic cloves etc., for an average of 24 hours.

The fact that it takes so long to make bone broth is one reason you won’t see many fast food chains offering a bone broth soup menu! But, if the thought of making your own at home seems daunting, there are plenty of online recipes for what can be made using bones from organic grass-fed cows or free-range chickens, which will also work perfectly well. 

What’s next? How can I make bone broth at home? What do people use it for most often?

And which bones should I avoid if my dog has eaten some before me?


Dr. Kellyann says: Bone broth is a wonderful powerfood that I began utilizing with my patients years ago and discovered that two cups per day, or 14 cups per week, did miracles.

Head over here where Dr. Kellyann answers all these questions plus more. She also shares her favorite recipe with us today called “Effortless Healing Bone Broth”.

As the bone broth simmers for hours on end, it becomes rich in collagen, which is great for promoting supple joints!

As we age, we produce less of this important protein, which results in poor joint function, such as creaky knees.

Consuming more collagen will help prevent these issues by providing you with a liquid source of amino acids like glycine-rich gelatin to keep your body healthy from within so you can live life fully without worry or discomfort.

It’s also a rich source of minerals like calcium, magnesium, and potassium—all important nutrients for gut health.


When you revitalize your cells, you can: Reverse signs of aging Lose weight Regain your energy Conquer the metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Get rid of headaches Overcome bloating, diarrhea, and constipation! Support for autoimmune conditions Reduce the chronic inflammation that’s linked to heart disease, cancer, and other “aging” diseases.

Hormone balance has improved. immunity Build muscles and lose fat. Improve digestion, skin health, sleep quality, mood, and energy levels (as well as mental clarity).Reduce inflammation (relief of arthritis pain)

Asthma and allergies can be avoided.