I am really fascinated by the contents of this weeks challenge. I was inspired to do this particular challenge this week by what I have been learning in one of my classes.
Humans have been consuming collagen & mineral rich bone broth since the stone age. But more recently, thanks to the industrialization of our food, we have moved away from it and stocks have been replaced with artificial ingredients, MSG & a bunch of cheap fillers.
Experts believe that as a result of missing out on these nutrient rich broths, we are seeing a rise in digestive disorders and inflammation of the gut. This could be in part due to the inflammation reducing healing sugars in collagen called proteoglycans. There was also a study that came out recently discovering that acid reflux may not be due to acid, but actually inflammation of the gut.
Mineral rich bone broth is brimming with nutrients and minerals that leach out of the bone & into the broth. It also contains collagen, which not only contains the healing sugars I mentioned above, but it helps to repair and restore our very own collagen in our body. Collagen is what keeps our skin firm and supple. It also helps keep our joints and ligaments lubricated.
This weeks RealFoodChallenge is to start incorporating bone broth and/or collagen in your diet.
I need your help. Will you post about your participation on social media? Tag me (@realfoodology) and use the hashtag #RealFoodC
For more information I made a short, funny video just for you that gives you all the information you need about collagen and bone broth! I hope you will watch and participate along this week.