Bone Broth

As winter is approaching, don’t forget about this stuff… its gold…

I get these little single serve containers that look like kids juiceboxes that are about 8oz and have 10g protein. 50 cal. The taste is a bit bland for me so I mix with a little stock.

  1. Bone Broth Boosts Immunity

Amino acids in bone broth, like arginine, glutamine, and cysteine, have been shown to boost immunity in humans and animals.

  1. Bone Broth Alleviates The Common Cold And Bronchitis

There’s a solid scientific reason that we reach for chicken soup during cold and flu season. In 2000, a study was published in Chest, the official journal of the American College of Chest Physicians, which studied chicken soup (bone broth) and found that it does indeed aid in alleviating symptoms of the common cold, by clearing mucus, opening respiratory pathways, and providing easily digested nutrition.

In addition, according to medical doctor and UCLA professor Irwin Ziment, chicken soup naturally contains the amino acid cysteine, which chemically resembles the bronchitis drug acetylcysteine.

  1. Bone Broth Fights Inflammation

Studies show that many of the amino acids in bone broth (such as cystine, histidine, and glycine) reduce inflammation, and L-glutamine specifically reduces gut inflammation. Additionally, the same Chest article from October 2000 mentioned above concluded that chicken soup’s anti-inflammatory benefits may be one reason it is so helpful with relieving symptoms of the common cold.

  1. Bone Broth Strengthens Bones And Teeth

A study on the necessary nutrients for bone health found that the process of bone-formation requires “an adequate and constant supply of nutrients” as follows: calcium, protein, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin D, potassium, zinc, manganese, copper, boron, iron, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, and the B vitamins.

Bone broth with vegetables and meat or fish provides a good source of all of these vitamins and minerals.

  1. Bone Broth Promotes Weight Loss

While more studies of gut bacteria and weight loss need to be conducted, research has shown that obese people have more of a certain type of bacteria called Firmicutes and less of another type called Bacteroidetes in their digestive tracts. The higher proportion of Firmicutes is believed to lead to a higher amount of calories extracted from food. Therefore, a higher ratio of Firmicutes to Bacteriodetes has become one of the markers of obesity. Bone broth is a good source of L-glutamine , an essential amino acid (building block of protein) necessary for the body and gut health. L-glutamine was found in studies to reduce the Firmicutes in the gut and, therefore, aid in weight loss.

Many studies have also looked at whether consuming soup before a meal promoted weight loss due to a lower amount of calories eaten during the meal itself. In a study published in the November 2007 issue of Appetite (an international research journal specializing in behavioral nutrition and the cultural, sensory, and physiological influences on choices and intakes of foods and drinks), researchers conducted the study again and went a step further to see if eating a meal with liquid would have the same effect as soup.

The finding was that ingesting soup did indeed reduce caloric intake at the next meal and that only soup—not food consumed with water—had this beneficial effect.

  1. Bone Broth Improves Hydration

Bone broth , especially when it’s made from vegetables, adds electrolytes (minerals) and carbohydrates (from vegetables) to the diet. Studies have shown that drinking broth can rehydrate better than water alone due to the electrolytes.

  1. Restore Exercise Capacity with Bone Broth

Additional studies have shown that liquids with carbohydrates and electrolytes, like a bone broth simmered with vegetables, outperform water alone when it comes to restoring exercise capacity that may be lost from dehydration and electrolyte depletion.

  1. Build Muscle with Bone Broth

The amino acids in bone broth can help stimulate muscle protein synthesis. Muscle protein synthesis is essential for the ongoing growth, repair, and maintenance of skeletal muscle groups. In a study looking at healthy patients and ovarian-cancer patients, researchers found that ingesting amino acids helped stimulate muscle protein synthesis and reduced inflammation, both in healthy participants and participants undergoing cancer therapy.

  1. Improve Mood with Bone Broth

Your diet influences your gut bacteria, and your gut bacteria influence your brain. According to neuroscientists, your gut bacteria are constantly speaking to your brain. The makeup of gut bacteria, called your microbiome, influences how the brain is wired from infancy to adulthood, along with moods, memory, the ability to learn, and how to deal with stress. When the gut microbiome is healthy, it sends happy signals to the brain; when it’s unhealthy, it can send signals of anxiety.

Because of this signaling, neuroscientists are starting to investigate how to manage gut bacteria to treat mood and stress-related disorders such as depression.

Biologists says that the degenerative and inflammatory diseases on the rise in industrialized societies could be corrected by the use of gelatin-rich foods due to the presence of restorative amino acids such as glycine, alanine, proline, and hydroxyproline.

In addition to these benefits of bone broth, the gelatin it contains has an additional 9 bonus side-effects.

  1. Stronger, healthier nails
  2. Anti-aging
  3. Anti-tumor
  4. Arthritis and joint-pain relief
  5. Cell-protecting
  6. Can alleviate diabetes and lower blood sugar; supports insulin regulation
  7. Can improve sleep
  8. Helps regulate bleeding from nosebleeds, heavy menstruation, ulcers, hemorrhoids, and bladder hemorrhage
  9. Helps normalize stomach acid, which is useful for colitis, celiac disease, ulcers, and other inflammatory gut conditions

For decades, food manufacturers have been trying to sell you on Gatorade, energy drinks, over-the-counter drugs, antibiotics, weight-loss potions, and energy pills. Well, there is something you can take for better health and better athletic performance, but it’s not one of these—it’s bone broth!

This seems really weird to me


I actually almost puked.

I use bone broth as the base for all my soups. :+1:

It’s the best, very popular in Asia, love sucking out the bone marrows!

Tiger penis soup or hacksaw.

bone broth is legit,

i make it in my instanpot.

2.5 lbs bons (marrow, neck, thight, etc - has to be organic)

half onion

2 garlic cloves


add everything to the pot add water to the max line, close and put on 90 minutes.

so freaking good

I made a big pot of chicken stock last night! Winter’s arriving reeeeal soon!

boning broth sounds like its too hot for me.


I’ve been on a strong health kick for the last few months and a friend mentioned he has been crushing bone broth. Is this a fad? Or does this stuff actually work?

Original post was exactly a year from today so curious to see how many people are still drinking this?

wait what? This is a new thing? I pretty much grew up on the stuff along with heart disease levels of red meat, potatoes and vegetables boiled until they no longer have any flavour or texture.

These were the days before you had all that fancy stuff like pasta.

Talking about food, what the fuck is the story with green bean casserole, pumpkin pie and those minging salads? Also, mac and cheese is not a side.

use that as a base for some sick borscht, amirite brah?

That’s totally not how borsch is made

yeah I know its been around forever… articles were written over the last few years calling it ‘liquid gold’ and stating some far fetched health benefits. I don’t know if these benefits were overstated or if anyone saw a tangible impact

One of the key aspects of bone broth for muscle bros is that it supplies a low calorie, high nutrient and protein rich broth to your body which is advantageous for going lean without losing muscle mass.

I don’t really like it alone and pour some chicken broth or beef broth or mushroom broth in for more fat/flavor.

Stock is indeed liquid gold. I use it for risotto, as a base for other soups/gravy, and just for sipping on a coooold winter night. Maybe some of the health benefits are overblown, but I’ll take any I can get!! :+1:

Thats not what wikipedia says, brah. Whats your grandma’s recipe?

Broth is around for a long time. We used to drink it when we went to Chunky Cheese to save money.