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Bottlesoup aka Bone Broth

Bone broth and its benefits for digestive health, arthritis and cellulite. The

name bone broth may sound a bit strange and not very tasty.

It may be a bit strange, but it is definitely a delicious soup! We

have been advising bone soup in our practice for years.

because of its beneficial effect on the intestines, skin and joint complaints. It

is also known as bone soup or Bone Broth. Despite it being so

can work particularly well, it does not always have to work all at once. It is then from

broth it is important that dietary habits should also be considered

and any supplements to achieve a good and lasting result.

If you would like more information about this, please contact us.

Experience has shown that bone soup is the best product for the recovery of:

  • Leaky gut syndrome (Increased permeability of the intestinal wall)

  • Remedy food deliveries and allergies

  • Reducing cellulite

  • Boosting your immune system

Chicken soup

Your mother or grandmother must also make chicken soup when you were sick ..? She didn't do this just like that, because chicken soup really has a restorative effect on the flu. Sometimes the general practitioner prescribes Acetylcysteine, for example for respiratory diseases such as asthma, bronchitis (inflammation of the airways characterized by coughing and vomiting of mucus), emphysema (lung disease as a result of loss of elasticity of the lung tissue, with severe shortness of breath as a complaint ), cystic fibrosis (a congenital defect in which a lot of viscous mucus is formed) and bronchiectasis (long-term dilation of branches of the trachea).

Acetylcysteine ​​is not a medicine, but it can act as a medicine. It is an amino acid, so food. Bone soup is full of this amino acid Acetylcysteine ​​and in this way can contribute to a faster recovery in, for example, the conditions described above.

But there is much more to chicken broth than just Acetylcysteine.

Our ancestors never used to throw away any of the food they obtained through hunting. You would think we humans ate the meat because we do now. But the bones, marrow, skin, legs and joints and bands were also boiled.

The long simmer causes the bones and ligaments to release healing substances such as collagen, proline, glycine and glutamine. These substances have a huge impact on your health.

Scientists Sally Fallon and Kaayla Daniel of the Weston A. Price Foundation say that bone broth contains minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulfur and much more in a form that is super easy for the body to absorb. It contains chondroitin and glucosamine, substances that you should normally buy as a supplement to lower and reduce inflammation and joint problems. ( 1 )

When researching which substances in the chicken stock have a healing effect on flu and colds, the scientists discovered that certain amino acids are released during the preparation of the stock. These amino acids reduce inflammation in the respiratory system and stimulate digestion. Research also showed that it can boost the immune system and heal allergies, asthma and arthritis. ( 2 )

It is not the same as the stock cubes you find in the supermarket. If you want real bone soup, with all its health benefits, you make it yourself. The recipe can be found at the bottom of this article.

Bottlenose soup is great for getting valuable amino acids, collagen, gelatin, minerals and trace elements. In fact, there are countless different nutrients found in bone soup, many of which are difficult to consume through the most well-known foods. That's probably why there are so many incredible benefits to be found in bone soup.

By regularly eating bone soup (or incorporating it into recipes), you do your intestines a huge favor and lower your risk of leaky gut and inflammation.

A number of advantages:

1. It protects the joints
Bone Soup is one of the best sources of natural collagen, the protein found in vertebrates. In their bones, skin, cartilage, ligaments, tendons and marrow. As we get older, our joints wear out and become stiffer.
How come? In the process of aging, the cartilage decreases more and more and is attacked by antibodies. When bone soup is simmered, the collagen drips into the broth and becomes easily absorbed, allowing the cartilage to repair.

One of the most valuable substances in bone soup is gelatin, which has a protective effect on the joints. You can see it as a kind of cushion between 2 bones, which is in the joint capsule and ensures that the cartilage does not wear out when the joint moves. Gelatin is also a building material for developing and keeping bones healthy. This way you keep strong joints and good bone density.

In one study, athletes were given collagen for a period of 6 months, the majority experienced significant improvements in joint pain and a decrease in factors that negatively affected their athletic performance. ( 3 )

2. Good for the gut
Studies show that gelatin is essential for repairing the gut wall and fighting food intolerances (such as dairy and wheat), it aids in the growth of positive gut flora and aids in the reduction of inflammation in the digestive system. A report posted in The Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology found that gelatin effectively supports gut health and integrity. ( 4 )

Bottle soup has the advantage that it is absorbed by the body much more easily than other foods.

Studies show that individuals with digestive problems, the concentration of collagen is reduced. ( 5 ) Due to the fact that the amino acids in collagen strengthen the connective tissue of the entire gastrointestinal tract, supplementing collagen can contribute to a healthy gastrointestinal system.

3. Maintain healthy skin
Collagen helps make elastin and other compounds in the skin that are responsible for maintaining the skin's youthful tone, texture and appearance. Collagen is known to reduce the visible signs of wrinkles, maintain proper moisture balance, and fight several other signs of aging. Many people report a decrease in cellulite when consuming foods and supplements containing collagen, as cellulite is formed from a lack of healthy connective tissue that can cause skin to lose its firm tone.

A double-blind and placebo-controlled study of the anti-aging effect of collagen shows that the use of 2.5 to 5 grams of collagen hydrolyzate once a day for 8 weeks in women aged 35 to 55 results in better skin elasticity, skin moisture, and softness of the skin. and reduced accelerated skin aging. At the end of just 4 weeks, those taking collagen showed significant improvement over those taking the placebo without any side effects. ( 6 )

4. Supports resistance
One of the best results of Bone Broth is probably that of its supportive effect of the intestines and thus has a holistic effect on the recovery of the whole body and supporting the immune system.

Leaky gut occurs when undigested food scraps pass through the small openings (tight junctions) of a damaged intestinal wall and enter the bloodstream. The immune system is triggered by this and becomes overactive. This increases inflammation and leads to various disturbances throughout the body. The immune system activates antibodies that can trigger an autoimmune response and thereby attack healthy tissue.

Bone Soup is one of the best foods you can eat to help the body recover from leaky gut and therefore can support the immune system and reduce inflammation. Collagen and the amino acids proline, glutamine and arginine help to close the intestinal wall, so that the imbalance is restored.
The traditionally prepared bone soup is said to support inflammation and a normal immune system. ( 7 , 8 ) Bone Broth can even promote sleep, give you more energy during the day and promote a healthy mind.

5. Boost detoxification
Today we are exposed to a variety of toxins, pesticides, artificial substances and chemicals and all such toxic substances. Our body has its own detoxification system that can dispose of heavy metals and other toxic substances in a healthy way, but it is very hard because of the deluge of chemicals on offer today. Bone Soup is considered a powerful detoxification aid as the digestive system aids in the elimination of these substances and aids the liver in removing toxins, provides a strong connective tissue and improves the absorption of anti-oxidants.

Bone Broth contains potassium and glycine, which aids in both cellular and liver detoxification.

One of the ways in which bone broth stimulates detoxification is due to its high content of sulfur (especially when you add vegetables, garlic and herbs to the broth) and glutathione, which stimulates the phase II liver detox ring and thereby reduces oxidative stress.
Research shows that glutathione helps remove fat-soluble toxins, such as the heavy metals mercury and lead. It also aids in the absorption of various nutrients, antioxidants and supports the liver's cleansing function. ( 9 ) Bone broth also increases the intake of essential minerals, which bind with and remove toxins, preventing heavy metals from settling on the mineral receptors.

6. Helps with metabolism and promotes anabolism (build-up of substances)

Eating bone broth is a very good way to get more glutathione. Research shows that glutathione plays a major role in the anti-oxidant defense system in our body. A study done in 2004 and published in "The Journal of Nutrition" shows that glutathione plays a role in the expression of our genes, DNA and protein synthesis, cell development and cell breakdown and immune enhancement ( 10 ).

The amino acids in bone broth are involved in many metabolic processes, including the building and repair of muscle fibers and healthy connective tissues. Glycine from collagen aids muscle formation in converting glucose into usable energy, builds cartilage and prevents muscle breakdown due to aging through better absorption of antioxidants. Research shows that glycine prevents skeletal bone breakdown and halts gene expression associated with age-related muscle breakdown ( 11 ).

Glutamine is another amino acid important for a healthy metabolism as it helps maintain the sending of nutrients, including nitrogen, to our cells. Arginine also has an important role in breaking down nitric oxide, contributing to a positive circulation of blood and nutrients to the cells in the body, improving muscle mass and connective tissue and stimulating normal wound healing.

The nutrition of bone broth

You can safely call bone broth a multivitamin, because it is packed with:

  • more than 19 easily absorbable, essential and non-essential amino acids (the building blocks of the body)

  • collagen and gelatin, which are important for the building of connective tissue

  • nutrients that aid in digestion, immune system and brain health

This soup feeds the whole body, from your intestines to your brain, and from your muscles to your joints! It is relatively low in calories and high in minerals and other substances that many people lack. It is therefore without a doubt that bone broth is very suitable for everyday use.

The text was translated from Dr. Ax .

In Maastricht you can buy bone broth at the Broth Bar

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