Just about everyone wants to have gorgeous, hydrated skin. Less fine lines and wrinkles and a natural glow that exudes health. What we put on our skin will help some yes, but truly healthy skin starts from the inside, and nothing is as beneficial for your skin as drinking bone broth.
There are so many health benefits to including bone broth into our diets, but I am going to talk specifically about how bone broth helps our skin (which is the biggest organ we have).
🔹 Bone Broth Helps Lighten Scars and Stretch Marks
We all have some type of scarring on our skin. If you have a scar, old wound or stretch marks, you may feel self-conscious and be wondering how you can improve the appearance of these scars.
I will also mention that castor oil topically also helps minimize these scars, so drinking bone broth and putting castor oil on the scars is a double whammy!
🔹 Bone Broth Improves Skin Elasticity
Skin elasticity refers to the way that skin goes back into place after it has been stretched. As we age, our skin becomes less elastic and starts to sag. You can test the elasticity of your skin by pinching a section of it and seeing how fast it bounces back into form.
Taute skin appears more youthful.
So how exactly does bone broth benefit skin elasticity?
Bone broth is one of the few foods that naturally contains collagen, a structural protein that gives our skin elasticity (among doing many other things for our skin, hair, nails and more).
Bone broth is also rich in four types of amino acids:
These amino acids are amazing for gorgeous skin and improves skin elasticity.
🔹 Bone Broth Improves Fine Lines and Wrinkles
When collagen begins to break down at around the age of 25, our skin begins to lose elasticity and as a result, will have more lines and wrinkles.
Bone broth also contains anti-aging minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and magnesium to help your skin stay youthful.
🔹 Bone Broth Keeps Your Skin Clear and Glowing
Acne, rashes, hives and other skin conditions can be triggered by leaky gut. Leaky gut essentially means that bacteria and other toxins leak through your intestinal wall.
Those toxins can then trigger the skin conditions listed above.
Bone broth is rich in collagen and gelatin which can help repair your gut lining and reduce inflammation in your intestines.
🔹 How to Enjoy Bone Broth
If you want to see the benefits of bone broth for your skin, you have a couple different options!
Broth: This is a hot drink that you can make from scratch or you can buy ready made. You are looking for ‘bone broth’ not ‘broth’ (ie: beef bone broth not beef broth). ‘Broth’ is just boiling the meat, not the bones. The bones are where we will get the amazing nutrients. You can add bone broth to soups or drink it on its own. Bone broth can be made at home if you have leftover bones, but a more convenient way to make sure you are getting enough collagen from your bone broth is through bone broth protein powder.
Intentionally Bare Bone Broth Protein Powder: Not only contains all the amazing nutrients that benefit your skin, it also has 25 grams of protein per serving. It’s a convenient way get in bone broth into your day, and easily fits into a keto, paleo, gluten-free or low-carb diet. Some other benefits of our bone broth protein powder include:
- Improved digestion
- Healthy skin, nails and joints
- Reduced gut inflammation
- Strengthened immune system
- Weight loss
Bone broth protein powder is an easy way to add collagen and nutrients to your diet. Plus, it’s delicious! I have one bone broth protein drink per day and my skin, hair, nails and gut have never been better!
You got this!
~ Intentionally Bare
❗️ DISCLAIMER: Health information given here is based on public research and is not meant to take the place of your doctor's advice. Always do your own research and discuss it with your health practitioner before trying a new diet, supplement, or exercise plan.