Okay guys and gals, it's myth-busting time. You probably know by now that broth is seriously good for you and may already know the brilliant benefits of bone broth. We're here to dissect the bone broth health benefits, but more specifically the benefits of drinking bone broth in the morning. This bone broth in the morning craze has seen celebrities like Goop queen Gwyneth Paltrow, Kourtney Kardashian and Kylie Jenner all jump on board. But why bone broth in the morning and is there any real science behind the trend? Let’s find out.
Although celebs are known for finding some bizarre trends, like slugs for skin care (don’t try that one at home), it turns out they are onto something pretty great with the whole bone broth in the morning ritual. Before you cringe and shudder at the thought of broth in the morning instead of your coffee, just remember coffee may give you a quick boost, but often it means an afternoon crash. While coffee certainly has its benefits, the benefits of bone broth first thing in the morning and bone broth health benefits far outweigh the benefits of coffee.
What are the Benefits of Drinking Bone Broth in the Morning?
1. Stabilise Your Mood
The first benefit of bone broth in the morning will undoubtedly put a smile on your face, literally. Broth contains an amazing amino acid called glycine. Glycine has been shown to naturally increase our bodies’ serotonin, which stabilises mood, wellbeing and all those general feelings of happiness. Glycine enables nervous system cells to communicate and do their absolute best job, hello better moods and the ability to wind down. When it comes to choosing a flavour fit for a morning cuppa’ we can’t go past our Beef Bone Broth Hearty Original and Chicken Bone Broth Homestyle Original - subtle and soft and perfect for your morning palette.
2. Gut Wellbeing
The naturally occurring glutamine, proline and glycine have been shown to maintain gut wellbeing by protecting the lining of the digestive tract. This means the first thing to enter your digestive system is a nourishing and soothing broth to set you and your digestion up for the day ahead. Feeding your gut with bone broth first thing in the morning will have a soothing effect, so if you struggle with digestive discomfort, the benefits of bone broth in the morning can be a great add-on to support your digestive system. The highest amount of collagen protein can be found in our Beef Bone Broth Concentrates, with over 40% collagen protein; meaning a higher amount of amino acids to soothe and support the gut.
3. Recover After Exercise
Some studies have even shown the benefits of bone broth extend to exercise performance and recovery. Ingesting a good quality bone broth before and after exercise can not only enhance performance, but also speed up the recovery process. Taking bone broth at least one hour before exercise (which most of us do first thing in the morning) is optimal for bodily digestion and energy. The late great NBA star Kobe Bryant swore by bone broth for recovery of bones, muscles and enhanced performance, that’s a slam dunk for bone broth right there. Chicken or Beef Bone Broth Turmeric are our favourite choices for pre and post exercise. Turmeric has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine as a powerful anti-inflammatory.
4. Stay Fuller for Longer
The protein in broth also allows our bodies to be fuller for longer, studies have shown when we eat enough protein, our chances of having cravings are much lower, 10.30 am sweet tooth cravings we’re looking at you. The Chicken and Beef Bone Broth Garden Herb flavours are a delicious and savoury way to start your day with some filling collagen protein.
5. Morning Beauty Boost
The benefits of drinking bone broth also means nourishing your beauty from within. Bone broth is great for your skin, hair and nails, it’s the gut health flow that brings that outer glow. Hot tip, add your daily collagen dose (unflavoured of course) in with your bone broth of choice for your daily glow dose. Feeling beautiful, energetic and healthy with multiple benefits - need any more reasons to start drinking your broth first thing in the morning?
How to Use Bone Broth in the Morning
Drinking bone broth in the morning is the easiest and most convenient way to get your bone broth benefits in. Simply boil a jug of water, choose your desired flavour, (we recommend anything a little more subtle and soft in the morning) and pour the hot water on top of the broth concentrate or powder to help it dissolve. Stir and enjoy!
Alternatively you can get your bone broth in the morning by adding it to a savoury eggs on toast meal like Miso Scrambled Eggs featuring Chicken Bone Broth Miso Ramen or Avocado Toast with Peas & Mint featuring Vegetable Broth. While these options are a little easier, remember the full benefits of bone broth in the morning will work better when ingested with hot water first thing, whereas ingested with food there are still lots of great benefits, however it won’t be quite as effective for your digestive system.
Can I take Bone Broth anytime in the day?
Although there are many benefits of bone broth in the morning, bone broth is great for you any time of the day too. Our broth range contains wholefood zinc and B vitamins to support immunity, energy and gut wellbeing. Ready in seconds, as tasty and nutritious as homemade and easy to take on the go, sneak into foods and easy peasy to mix into a steaming hot cup in the morning. Pro tip, sip and dip with some sourdough bread, it’s the perfect winter warmer snack. We also have a handy blog with clever ways you can take your bone broth so you never have to miss out on the bone broth benefits.
Best Nutra Organics Broths To Use in the Morning
Our Bone Broths come in multiple flavours of chicken, beef and vegetable broth in the powders and three delicious flavours in the Beef Bone Broth Concentrates. So no matter your flavour and dietary preference, there’s a broth just for you. If you prefer a delicate flavour, we recommend the vegetable and bone broth powders, and if you prefer a richer flavour profile, the Beef Bone Broth Concentrates are for you.
You can also see our enormous recipe bank online, which contains a range of affordable, quick, easy (and some requiring a little more effort), delicious and nutritious recipes featuring bone broth.