Is the homemade bone bouillon – from bones and root vegetables which have simmered for hours, the healthiest winter soup? Does it replace the meat soups in terms of healthy ingredients?
The healthy properties of bone bouillons are innumerable and their inclusion to the diet except for adding variety and flavor will be unexpectedly healthy. Moreover, bone bouillons are food reasonable for every pocket.
The bouillon, in fact, is an infusion rich in minerals made of well simmered bones of healthy animals with vegetables, herbs and spices. You’ll find it in the cuisine of almost every 5-star restaurant because of its great culinary benefits and incomparable taste. The bone bouillon is a strong healthy tonic that can be easily added to the nutrition of every household. The wholesome soup is a perfect source of minerals and stimulator of the immune system and the digestive processes. The high content of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus makes it essential for the health of teeth and bones.
This bouillon is also helpful for the joints, hair, skin and nails because of its richness in collagen.
Some studies point out its benefits also in terms of fighting cellulite because of the strengthening action on the soft connective tissue.
The bone bouillon contains high concentration of the amino acids proline and glycine, which are important components of the connective tissue (ligaments, joints, etc.). In addition, glycine is essential for the synthesis of DNA, RNA and many proteins in our bodies. It promotes digestion, regulates the synthesis of bile salts and the secretion of hydrochloric acid, and participates in body detoxification and in the production of glutathione – an important anti-oxidant. The amino acid takes place in maintaining normal blood glucose by controlling gluconeogenesis (the production of glucose from proteins in the liver). Furthermore, glycine enhances muscle growth and recovery as it increases creatine levels and regulates the secretion of human growth hormone from the pituitary. This miraculous amino acid is converted into the neurotransmitter serine in the brain, which is responsible for our alertness, improves the memory and the mood and reduces stress.
The other amino acid with high concentration in the bone bouillon – proline – has an important role in the fight against atherosclerosis, as it helps the blood vessels in their cleaning from cholesterol deposits.
The homemade bone bouillon also contains chondroitin sulphate and glucosamine – ingredients that are sold as dietary supplements to fight inflammation, arthritis and pains in the joints.
The recently widely discussed food allergies and/or intolerances are actually one or another form of the leaky gut syndrome which is due to chronic damage and inflammation of the gastrointestinal mucosa. Without going into details on the subject of leaking intestines, I just want to say that the bone bouillon, thanks to its content of collagen and the amino acids glycine and proline, may contribute to the healing of the epithelial cell junctions in the intestinal mucosa. In my practice, I have more and more patients who start quickly to feel significantly better when eating bone bouillon for three days.
Bone bouillons may be prepared from beef, veal, chicken or fish bones and vegetables. When choosing the bones for bouillon, look for high quality ones and they should be from healthy animals.
Everything listed here above makes the bone bouillon extremely healthy and not by chance already accepted as a trend in healthy nutrition in the western world. It is a healthy, affordable and delicious “superfood”.