My search led me to the world of Western A Price and all of his findings on "sacred foods." In essence, sacred foods are nutrient dense sources that were revered for centuries by various cultures. These are the foods that were given to pregnant women to nurture healthy babies. Sacred foods also protected them from degenerative diseases. Examples of sacred foods include beef liver, fermented cod liver oil, fish roe, coconut oil, and bone broth.
I'm a huge proponent of sourcing our nutrients from whole food sources. Even better yet, consuming your nutrition in liquid form for faster absorption. That's exactly what bone broth is. This wonderful broth is rich in collagen and gelatin. It's even been referred to as the"facelift soup." I just ran out of my bottle of NeoCell collagen tablets. Instead of ordering more, I've decided to source my collagen from the source!
When someone gets sick, they are encouraged to eat chicken soup. Why? Because traditional chicken soups were made from whole chickens stewed until the broth was filled with stomach healing goodness. For thousands of years, broth was a sacred food. But now, soup comes canned void of all the benefits of traditional slow cooked broth. Canned soup is full of sodium & msg. You can pretty much refer to it as flavored water.
Real bone broth, on the other hand, is rich in amino acids, calcium, magnesium, collagen and so forth.
Collagen is what keeps us looking young and gives us healthy hair. As a matter of fact, this blogger details how much impact drinking bone broth on a daily basis had on her hair. Here's an except from her sharing.
"I cut my hair short this summer and wanted to grow it out again this fall. But my hair growth just kind of whimpered to a halt, resisting to grow past my shoulders. I read somewhere that bone broth could boost hair growth and overall hair shine and strength. I decided to test the claim: I committed to a regimen of daily broth for two months starting December 1. Every Sunday I made a huge stockpot to last the week (sometimes I froze batches for later consumption) and every morning I enjoyed a warm mug of broth.
I didn’t change anything else in my diet so I feel confident attributing the outcome to the broth. My hair grew, and it grew with luster. In early February I stopped by to see a friend who I see quite regularly, about every two weeks. She asked if I had gotten extensions because my hair was long, so suddenly."
Elsewhere I read of people others boasting of no having no cellulite even though they are overweight. They attribute this to the regular consumption of bone broth. Why is this so? Because cellulite is supposedly caused by damage in the connective tissue. Apparently, the nutrients found in broth can help repair some of that damage.
Some say that replacing your morning coffee with bone broth can give you energy to last you throughout the day. I'm excited to incorporate this into my daily regimen. Bone broth will forever be a part of my beauty ritual.