Bone broth cocktails? Yes indeed, you heard that right. There are many an ingredient (be it some exotic) that we might add to a cocktail but would you ever think to add bone broth? Wellness experts want you to start. Here's why.
At first thought, adding bone broth to alcohol doesn't seem like the best combination. Also called "healing soup" many experts believe it fosters gut health and boost immunity. Most people concoct these recipes for the health benefits rather than the taste.
However, some cocktails are more savory in taste —think blood mary, which is exactly what author Ariane Resnick, of The Bone Broth Miracle believes. “Bone broth cocktails are a way to lighten it up but still have fun while being healthy," she had said in a recent interview.
Many people that add bone broth find that the alcohol is more drinkable giving the drink a mellow feel and food-like taste.
Bone broth is made by boiling animal bones, herbs, and vegetables into a flavorful, bone-marrow filled pot. Experts believe bone broth helps with digestion, joint pain, memory, and dull skin.
The 4 main reasons experts are loving bone broth are:
1. Bone broth increases your mineral intake. Homemade bone broth is full of nutrients often missing or under-represented in today's modern diet. This simple "healing soup" is a great source of calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and potassium in forms that the body can easily absorb.
2. Patients with Leaky Gut Syndrome will benefit from consuming bone broth because the gelatin helps protect and heal mucosal lining of the digestive tract and also aids with digestion of nutrients. The broth is rish in glycine and proline, amino acids that are not found in significant amounts of muscle meat (vast majority of the meat we eat).
3. Reduce inflammation: Autoimmune diseases and damaged joints are often a major cause of inflammation brought on by poor eating habits and stress. The broth contains chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine which are often sold as supplements to reduce inflammation, arthritis and joint pain.
4. Bone broth contains a lot of collagen which is the protein that breaks down during slow-cooking to form gelatin. This gelatin helps build healthy skin, hair and nails..