6 Things Bone Broth Can Do for Your Body

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From a healthy gut to radiant skin and a boosted immune system, learn which health benefits of bone broth are worth the buzz, and find ways to eat and cook with this new trendy food.

This fall, there’s a new trendy hot beverage filling mugs across America, and experts are already singing its health praises. So what is this magical elixir? Bone broth. There’s even an entire shop devoted to bone broth in New York City, called Brodo, where you can get to-go cups of broth when you’re on the go—think Starbucks, but savory.

Magic is what one nutritionist called bone broth when I first heard about the emerging food trend. We were discussing leaky gut syndrome, a condition that bone broth is said to help, and the food pro told me that her clients who drink bone broth have reported vast improvements with gut issues. Sounds pretty magical.

1Heal and seal your gut

A cup of bone broth a day works miracles for the leaky gut syndrome, but it’s also good for protecting non-leaky guts. The gelatin in the bones typically used for making broth (such as knuckles, feet, and other joints) is said to help seal up holes in intestines. (People who have leaky gut syndrome have a porous intestinal lining.) This “patching” can help ease chronic diarrhea, constipation, and even some food intolerances.

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