What Are The Health Benefits Of Chicken Broth?

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Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
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What are the health benefits of chicken broth? Chicken bone broth possesses a lot of tremendous health benefits. It supports the health of your bones and your digestive system. It is made from simmering the bones and connective tissue of animals. Bone broth is created by the bones of any animal such as chicken, pork, veal, turkey, lamb, fish, vison, buffalo, venison, etc.

Chicken bone broth contains magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, etc. And other vitamins and minerals such as zinc, iron, selenium, calcium which your body needs for your overall health. And to help build and strengthen your bones.

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Bone broth is easy to digest and can help prevent inflammation of the digestive tract. There is gelatin in bone broth, and this contains an amino acid called glutamic acid. This converts to glutamine which helps to maintain the function of the intestinal wall. It also can prevent and lower the risk of a leaky gut.

What is a leaky gut? A leaky gut is the damage that occurs between your gut and the bloodstream. And this can potentially lead to inflammation and a lot of other problems.

It is important to understand that the amino acids in chicken bone broth such as glycine and arginine have a lot of anti-inflammatory properties. If you have excessive inflammation it can lead to chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, etc.

Collagen is one of the main proteins found in bones and this protein and amino acids help to support joint health. One of the strengths of bone broth is that it is low in calories, and it is filling which can help suppress your appetite.

There are research studies that have shown that people who eat soup regularly have a lower risk of developing obesity. So, eating soups have a place in helping to manage your weight. Soup isn’t a bad thing to add while eating other solid whole foods throughout the day.

Research studies show that consuming glycine can help promote sleep and there is glycine in bone broth. A study showed that taking 3 grams of glycine before bed significantly improved the quality of sleep with people who had insomnia issues.

The Bottom Line is there are a lot of great health benefits to consuming chicken broth such as weight management, anti-inflammatory properties, improving joint health, etc.

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