Trying to jumpstart your wellness journey but don’t know where to start? The answer is probably more simple than you think. Whether you’re wanting to see improvements on the inside or the outside, our solution remains the same: go with your gut. You are what you eat, after all!
Gut health can have a dramatic impact on all aspects of our health and wellbeing including:
- Energy levels
The root of taking care of your gut, of course, starts with food first. What you put into your body has a direct relationship with how you feel, in fact, 70% of our immune system is housed in our guts. So why wouldn't we be giving ourselves the best of the best?!
Trust us, we know that maintaining a balanced diet can be much easier said than done, especially when we live fast-paced lifestyles with jam-packed schedules. And even if we're good about getting our daily fruits and veggies, there's still a ton of essential nutrients your body could be missing out on.
That's why we're here to fill you in on the absolute best way to take care of your gut - the base of all wellness: Bone Broth.
What is Bone Broth?
Bone broth is nature’s original superfood made by boiling the bones from high-quality meats alongside various vegetables, herbs and spices. During the simmering process, the broth becomes infused with a variety of rich proteins, vitamins, and minerals that are excellent for our health. All in all its nutrient-dense, easy to digest, rich in flavour and boosts healing.
I know what you might be thinking, "well, I get my protein in other foods (rice, meat, milk, soy, hemp etc.)" and that’s great! But the thing is, your body has to work extra to absorb these forms of protein. But with the broth, these essential proteins, vitamins, and minerals introduced during the simmering process are soluble, meaning they easily dissolve in water and your body doesn’t have to work too hard to absorb the nutrients. That’s what makes bone broth great- It provides all the goodness while taking it easy on the system.
Is Bone Broth just another fad?
No! The proof is in our history. While many believe that bone broth is just another fad in the world of health and wellness, it’s actually nothing new at all. In fact, it’s been consumed by our ancestors for thousands of years.
Yup- First came man, then came fire, then along came bone broth.
Our hunter-gatherer ancestors recognized all parts of the animal as being absolutely essential, and found a purpose for all parts (even the parts they couldn’t eat). They discovered putting heat to the tough bones would extract all the nutrients, and from then on they never would have thought twice about consuming meat without the broth.
If it's been around for so long, why aren't we more familiar with it?
Well, things began to take a turn with the introduction of processed foods in the 1950s. During this time, everything began to be based around price and convenience, and we quickly lost sight of what our bodies needed. Foods were being made with less intention around providing nourishment, and more intention of saving and making as much money as possible.
Processed foods contain unhealthy levels of added sugar, sodium, and fat, and are typically made in factories where they’re pumped with preservatives and additives to keep them edible for as long as possible. These additives affect our gut health by interfering with your gut bacteria, causing inflammation and leaving you more prone to disease.
Over time, these factors and changes in the food industry have taken a collective toll on our health. Now, we see a number of common health issues that have developed over time as a result of a poor diet such as obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes (That’s right, these all-too-common health problems haven’t always been around). In fact, a global disease study shows that one in 5 deaths are a result of poor diet.
In an effort to combat these issues, we're seeing more and more people turning to unhealthy fad diets, when instead the priority needs to be returned to basic gut health.
And the best way to assure a healthy gut? You guessed it, Bone Broth.
Bone Broth and Gut Health
When you have a healthy gut, you're laying the base for overall wellness. And if your gut is unhealthy, then you can assure the rest will follow. And you can't talk about gut health without talking about bone broth.
One of the reasons bone broth is so highly recommended for the gut is that it's extremely rich in collagen and gelatin. These essential nutrients are introduced in the broth during the simmering process and contain various amino acids that do wonders for the intestinal tract and digestive system.
Collagen is the main structural protein of the body that keeps everything strong and held together. It contains essential amino acids such as glycine, glutamine and proline which builds and reinforces a healthy stomach lining and gastrointestinal tract.
Gelatin is derived from collagen and contains glutamic acid that fosters tissue building and healing. It keeps the mucosal lining of the stomach healthy and strong and binds to water to help move food through your system.
Collagen and Gelatin work together to regulate the secretion of gastric juices in the stomach. This assures that enough is created to properly absorb the food you eat, and also prevents excess amounts which can cause heartburn, stomach ulcers, and other painful digestive problems. By helping your body aid healthy digestion, you're also reducing inflammation in the gut. This is a huge deal, as many diseases originate from an inflamed or irritated.
Most people don't realize the importance of maintaining healthy collagen levels. About 70% of you gut lining made up of collagen, and 30% of all proteins in the body are from collagen. Yes, we do produce it naturally, but production starts to diminish around our mid-twenties, which is why we start to show signs of ageing. Bone Broth is the most natural and bioavailable source of collagen, and the absolute best way to boost your body's natural collagen production.
Adding bone broth to you and your family's regular diets can improve cases or repair damage from...
- Leaky gut syndrome
- Acid reflux
- Chrons disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Dietary conditions such as food allergies (celiac, lactose, etc.)
Where to get Bone Broth
Sure, it's definitely possible to make your own broth at home, but it's quite the process. Though wonderful for your health, homemade bone broth is very difficult and time-consuming to make.
In order to reap the full benefits from bone broth, there are many things to consider. You have to be sure that it's not only cooked for the proper amount of time (minimum 24 hours), and that you're using top-notch ingredients. Otherwise, you can miss out of key nutrients, and even risk consuming hormones, heavy metals and other toxins.
We know what's it's like to be so busy you can hardly remember what you ate for lunch, let alone think about what's for dinner. That's why The Clean Living Company has got you covered with the highest quality Organic Bone Broth in the UAE. Available in Beef or Chicken flavour, our broth is ready to drink or and be easily added to a number of different recipes your kids will love!
All of our ingredients are fresh and natural. Our Organic Bone Broth starts with 100% organic AND grass-fed cows and free-range chickens to assure you're not getting any unnecessary hormones, heavy metals or other dangerous toxins. Next, we take the time to mix in organic vegetables and spices like turmeric and ginger (which are also great for the digestive system). Last, we give it a whole lot of love and let it all simmer for over 24 hours to obtain the highest level of nutrients available.
At the Clean Living Company, your health and wellness is our top priority. We take pride in providing top-notch products with honest ingredients and information. You'll never see us putting out anything that we don't take in ourselves. Learn more about what you can do to jumpstart your wellness journey the Clean Living way!