It’s right about that time of the year when you’re staving off the remnants of flu/cold season or beginning to fight that springtime nemesis: allergies.
While your medicine cabinet may be fully stocked with items to combat both, trying to keep healthy with nutritious, immune system boosting foods can’t hurt. A good place to start? Bone broth.
Prevention Magazine ranks bone broth among their top recommended healing foods, along with big players like blueberries and wild salmon:
“Homemade bone broth. This delicious staple is an excellent source of minerals including calcium, magnesium and phosphorus and its high collagen content helps maintain healthy joints as well as strong hair, skin and nails. Broth is also very high in the amino acids proline and glycine, which are important for maintaining healthy connective tissue. It can easily be incorporated into soups, sauces, casseroles or even sipped on its own - especially when you’re sick, to give your immune system a boost.”
Broth-ing while sick can do wonders- helping to clear your sinuses/chest, fighting infection and soothing your aches and pains, but you don't only have to reach for the broth when you're not 100%. Thinking of broth as an integrated part of your food routine, just like those blueberries in your fridge or salmon in your freezer, will help you get that long list of crucial nutrients you need for a high-functioning immune system and digestive system, beautiful hair, skin and nails, strong bones and more.
To see Prevention Magazine
's full list, click here
, or check out our rundown of some of the prominent benefits of bone broth. Oh, and we happen to know of a premium sipping broth that’s better than homemade.