Friday 20 May 2016

Marla Ahlgrimm Reports on the Benefits of Bone Broth

Marla Ahlgrimm
Bone broth is, according to Marla Ahlgrimm, different from stock in that it is made by boiling bone-in meat with other ingredients like onions, tomatoes, or vinegar. It is a delicious and nutrient-rich way to add a side of flavor to most meals, with many added health benefits.

Q: In what ways is bone broth different from regular stock or soup?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Regular meat stock is made by boiling bones and possibly vegetables for long periods of time. The result is a rich liquid that serves as the base of many soups, casseroles, and other dishes. Bone broth is made in a similar manner but, contrary to its name, relies mostly on meat for its flavor and nutrition. Meat, usually chicken or beef, releases more protein than bones alone, meaning bone broth has a higher nutritional value than its protein-deficient counterpart.

Q: Is it true that bone broth cures the common cold?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Technically speaking, there isn’t a cure for the common cold. However, bone broth contains anti-inflammatory and other immune boosting ingredients that may help relieve some symptoms including a stuffy nose, sore throat, and chills.

Q: Does eating bone broth regularly have any effect on the skin?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Yes, because it’s very high in collagen, a protein that helps the body form connective tissue and repair injuries from the inside out. It’s one of the first proteins to diminish as we age. Bone broth doesn’t encourage new collagen production but it is certainly a less expensive – and more delicious – way to improve skin, nails, and hair.

Q: How can eating bone broth assist in weight loss?

Marla Ahlgrimm: While it’s not considered a diet food, per se, bone broth contains high levels of glutamic acid which boosts flavor sensitivity. This can help a person eat less by making them feel fuller and satisfied without consuming additional calories.


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