When Kobe Bryant sustained the "sprained ankle heard 'round the world" in March of 2013, many fans and analysts weren't sure what to expect next. Bryant came down hard on his left ankle which then swelled to the size of a tennis ball, causing the Laker's star to be out "indefinitely." According to reports by ESPN, Dr. Cate Shanahan, the director of the Lakers PRO Nutrition Program, knew exactly what to do. She had two bowls of chicken bone broth sent to his hotel room that night.
Bryant is among the many who have discovered the amazing benefits of chicken bone broth. Bone broth is a nourishing, nutrient-rich food that is high in collagen. Shanahan feels so strongly about bone broth's "magical" powers that it became a staple for the entire team. As the Washington Post reports:
Each day at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo, Sandra Padilla, the team’s longtime chef, makes enough soup to feed around 30 people, many of them hungry athletes with large appetites, according to Tim DiFrancesco, the team’s strength and conditioning coach.
In the Washington Post report, Kaayla T. Daniel, a certified clinical nutritionist and co-author of “Nourishing Broth, states that, "We have science that supports the use of cartilage, gelatin, and other components found in homemade bone broth to prevent and sometimes even reverse osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, digestive distress, autoimmune disorders, and even cancer." Kobe himself stated in the ESPN report that, "I've been doing the bone broth for a while now... It's great - energy, inflammation. It's great."
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See the injury that led Bryant to a healthier, bone broth diet.