If you’ve been reading any health or food magazines lately, chances are you’ve come across an advertisement or two (or twenty!) on new trends such as:
– Bone Broth
– Beet Root
We’ve even seen health food stores have tastings for these recently!
So what’s the hype all about with these new trends? We’re here to break down what each of these do for you to determine if one might be beneficial for your health. We even provide a few tips on how often to take some of them and a recipe on how to make it yourself!
Let’s start with…
This new powder and cooking liquid seem to be everywhere! But, what does it really do and is it helpful?
Bone broth is simply what it says – broth made from animal bones. Many of us may remember our grandparents and/or parents making homemade bone broth to use in soups, stews, and sauces. It’s the exact same thing as years ago!
This “old” made “new” again food product can be quite beneficial for our culture. Due to the food we eat and beverages we consume, not to mention the stress we endure, our gastro-intestinal tracks take a beating. We find lots of wear and tear on this part of our bodies.
However, bone broth can be soothing and healing to our GI track. It primarily provides easily absorbable nutrients for our guts for a well-needed rest from our daily ingestions.
So how can you use bone broth? There are a few options!
First, bone broth powder can be purchased at health food stores and can be easily added into smoothies. We like the brand Jarrow in particular!
Second, you can drink a cup a day! That’s right – straight out of the box, bone broth that is on the shelves at supermarkets and health food stores can be warmed and drank like a tea.
Want to make it even better? Make some homemade!
RECIPE ALERT! Our recipe includes simply simmering bones (such as cow and chicken) in water over hours to days (try a crockpot if you have one!). Adding in some tumeric, garlic, and onions throughout the process gives extra flavor and super nutrient value to the broth.
Again, this can be drank daily and can provide a comforting warmth – especially during a cool day or when you’re not feeling well.
We know what you may be thinking…is this really the new fountain of youth?
In some ways, it just could be!
We may immediately think preventing wrinkles when it comes to taking collagen, but it’s so much more than that!
Collagen is a general supplement that supports:
– supple skin
– strong and flexible joints
– a healthy gut
Ideally, collagen is taken to prevent or slow the loss of natural collagen that is in the body.
And, remember how we talked about how great bone broth can be for you? Well, give it an extra point because collagen is in bone broth too!
This is an interesting trend that is starting to take off. And if growing in healthy soil, there can be numerous health benefits from the dense mineral content it breeds.
Most well-known for detoxification, beets and beet root help the liver cleanse the system with bile secretion. (Take note for all of those extra sweets, drinks, and rich second helpings you may have indulged in!)
In addition (and less well-known), beet root can also provide assistance in exercise recovery.
It is high in antioxidants which fight inflammation of muscles and joints after exercise as well as leveling nitric oxide in the system after working out.
Balanced with magnesium, curcumin, and branch-chained amino acids (BCAAs), beet root can equal out this protocol for muscle recovery.
What does that mean?
It can help prevent “DOMS”! And what is “DOMS” you’re wondering? Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.
You know…that achy, sore, and tight feeling in your muscles hours to days after a tough workout. Ouch!
If you find yourself walking a little slower and having to be extra gentle getting up, try beet root!
So the next time you find yourself scanning an advertisement for one of these new trends, you may want to read a little further. Now that you have a general idea of what they do, it may be time to find the right one for you!
If you are wondering about these or other new trends and if they are worth the money, please don’t hesitate to call us and talk with Dr. Graves in a 15 minute free phone call to express your questions and how these supplements and our treatments may be able to support your way to great health!
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If you’re living outside of these areas and would like to speak with Dr. Graves, we welcome you to schedule your phone call here and let’s get started!
Trends don’t have to be “trends” that fade. These may just be the ones to help you forever!