Why everyone’s obsessing over bone broth

From avocado burger buns to beetroot infused lattes, 21st century superfoods have a way of capturing the most creative of culinary imaginations.

And with Pinterest naming bone broth as one of the rising stars of the 2018 food scene, many of us are wondering what powers this former kitchen staple is alleged to possess.

While traditionally associated with soups and sauces, the future of bone broth looks somewhat more exotic, with the wellness gurus at Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop.com suggesting bone broth lattes are the ‘perfect pick-me-up [for] any time of day!’

So, what’s all the hype about?

The nutritional benefits of bone broth

  • Skin: Collagen is found in our muscles, bones and skin, and is a common ingredient in anti-ageing skincare products. It is also found in bone broth, so, with regular consumption, bone broth advocates believe this drink can be used to enhance the elasticity of our complexions.
  • Hair and nails: Because bone broth contains collagen and gelatine, it is commonly used to promote hair growth and to strengthen brittle nails.
  • Digestion: The gelatine found in bone broth has potential gut healing properties. Broth is believed to line the gastrointestinal tract and thereby prevent nutrients from escaping. This trait is of particular benefit to those with leaky gut syndrome.
  • Immunity: Studies show that bone broth enhances the immune system and reduces inflammation. The amino acids arginine, glutamine and cysteine help prevent illness in humans and animals. So, next time you feel a cold (or a wrinkle) coming on, you know what to do!