Is Broth the New Black?

What’s all the buzz? – A functional food with value and whose time has come.

This hot, clear satisfying liquid provides 20 gms. of protein in just 16 ozs. The broth comes in a powder or liquid form and is often combined with sage, ginger, curry and other herbs in these prepared products. It’s available on most grocery store shelves and at most all health food stores. There is also a lot of instruction online how to make your own too.

Clinically important is the hydrolyzed collagen content which is 50% of the total amino acid profile from the prominent amino acids; glycine, lysine and proline.

As we know, collagen is beneficial in replacing the synovial fluids between the joints and secondly, to repair and build cartilage weakened by overuse through impact and stress. Our bodies are made up of 30% collagen of which 70% is connective tissue. Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate is part of what the melted down bones, the broth, yield providing a joint healing effect.

There is a considerable amount of calcium and magnesium and trace amounts of other bone building minerals in a serving. And there is a gut healing effect and an overall anti-inflammatory quality.

This collagen is more easily digested and thus absorbed because of its low molecular weight and the delivery format as a liquid creating a quicker absorption rate, within 30 minutes. All of the amino acids collectively are beneficial to cell reproduction, but it is the distinctive amino acid spectrum of this product that impacts the metabolic pathways to healthy tissues.

This is a full serving of protein we can drink without the negative things we face with some prepared foods we often reach for on the run. It’s not fried, there is almost no saturated fats and there’s absolutely no gluten or dairy. It is low in carbohydrates, for 16 ounces, approximately 6 gms.

Perhaps one of the best features is it is quick and easy. Just mix and/or just heat up and sip! As you can see, this is a low calorie, clean choice for many patients for dietary protein.