You may be hearing a lot of buzz around bone broth lately. It’s definitely a trending food right now, but actually, bone broth or stock has been used for centuries to help heal illnesses and treat stomach ailments. While there may not be solid scientific evidence supporting its health benefits, I personally have found it helps my IBS symptoms. And I’m not alone. I’ve heard from many people with IBS and other digestive disorders that drinking bone broth makes them feel better.
What’s all the fuss? Bone broth contains collagen, amino acids, and minerals, which have been said to play a role in soothing an angry gut, alleviating joint pain, boosting immunity, even brightening your complexion. This magical broth is made with natural and real ingredients, which is important when you have IBS. And it’s very possible that the gelatin from the cartilage of different animals can help with leaky gut, gut flora imbalances (dysbiosis), chronic diarrhea, constipation, and some food intolerances.
But even apart from science, we have to consider our own personal experiences, as well as those of others. If so many people believe in the healing benefits of bone broth, then why not give it a try?
Needless to say, it won’t be just a fad in my house. In fact, I’ve created a recipe for a low-FODMAP version that calmed my gut during a recent bout with IBS. After drinking the broth in the morning, I felt less bloating and pain in my abdomen, and by evening my stomach felt soothed and back to its normal size. Yes, it’s possible something else could have tamed my insides, or maybe it was just the fact that I took a moment out of my busy day to calmly sip the warm stock. Either way, I plan to keep drinking bone broth when my IBS acts up.
Try it for yourself and see if it improves any digestive or pain symptoms you may be experiencing. Maybe it will become a regular staple for you too — if only to enhance the look of your skin!
Discover the amazing health benefits of bone broth by reading Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Diet.
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