A staple of the Paleo diet – an eating plan that mimics the diet of prehistoric hunter-gatherers – bone broth is made by simmering animal bones and connective tissues for 24 hours or longer. It is believed to confer a wide range of benefits, from healthy skin and nails to healthy workout recovery. Experts attribute most of these benefits to collagen, a protein released as animal bones and tissues are simmered.
Collagen makes up about 25 to 35 percent of the body’s total protein content. It’s a key component of your skin, bones, muscles and more. It’s essentially the glue that holds your body together.
Your body naturally produces collagen, but its ability to do so declines as you age. This is why older adults tend to have wrinkles, sagging skin and thinning hair. One of the ways you can boost your collagen levels is by adding bone broth to your diet.
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