Improve Your Overall Health – with One Drink!

For centuries, our ancestors, in countless cultures, have created a base liquid that contains over 19 amino acids, collagen, gelatin, and a variety of other nutrients. This delectable liquid is bone broth. Bone broth is easy to digest, and because of its wealth in nutrients, has shown to deliver numerous physical health benefits.

Drinking bone broth can help boost immunity, gut health, skin appearance, along with improving many other bodily systems.

What is Bone Broth?

 

Real bone broth is made from boiling and then simmering chicken, beef, fish and other “animal” bones in water for hours and/or days. Modern day chefs use it as a base to prepare many delicious dishes. Throughout history man has created bone broth mainly because every part of the animal can be used.

Because of the nature of how the bones are cooked, the nutrients are released into the water, creating a healing and immune-boosting stock. You can make it at home by purchasing grass-fed bones from a certified online source, or perhaps a local farmer’s market. (There are many recipes that add spices and vegetables to create awesome flavors and add to its healthy richness.)

Beware of many store-bought broths and stocks. Often they are made with “meat flavor” or added salt, sugar, or worse, MSG. Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is actually a neurotoxin and can cause awful health side effects. A true bone broth will contain elements such as collagen, gelatin, glutamine, glucosamine, and glycine, among others.

Booming Bone Broth Benefits

 

Collagen – Skin and Gut Rescuer

According to MedicalNewsToday.com, collagen “is the most abundant protein in the human body, found in the bones, muscles, skin, and tendons. It is (basically) the substance that holds the body together.”

Collagen is abundant in bone broth. That means that the broth may reduce the appearance of wrinkles and cellulite. Another bonus is that collagen protects joints as well as the lining of the digestive tract. Bone broth has been shown to help relieve symptoms of arthritis as well as aid in the healing of acid reflux, IBS, and even ulcerative colitis. (The amino acids help build the tissue that line the colon.)

Gelatin – Bones, Joints, and Gut Hero

Another compound found in bone broth is gelatin. In ancient China, gelatin was a primary food source used in medical treatment. Bone broth is rich in gelatin, which can aid in bone density and strengthening. Gelatin is easily absorbed, and can help reduce pain in joints, along with preventing premature bone loss.

As for the gut, gelatin can help restore damaged stomach lining and assist with producing good bacteria (Probiotics!). Additionally, some health experts believe gelatin intake can help fight allergies and food sensitivities. (That means helping to tolerate dairy and/or gluten.)

Glycine

Glycine is found in bone broth and acts as an anti-inflammatory. It also improves sleep quality and REM sleep. It has also proven to aid with gut-related issues by inhibiting stomach-acid secretion.

Glycine has also shown to decrease swelling in the brain from cholesterol, fatty acids, alcohol, and other toxins. Detoxification of cells can indeed improve brain function—another bonus. Glycine, along with potassium (both existent in bone broth), support cellular detoxification in the liver and other organs as well.

Glucosamine and Amino Acids

Glucosamine is often paired with chondriontin, which serendipitously, are both beneficial elements found in bone broth. Together, they reduce arthritis and joint pain through inflammation reduction. Furthermore, the amino acids in the broth have shown to reduce inflammation in the respiratory system, improving health challenges such as asthma and seasonal allergies.

Glutathione

Glutathione is an amazing detoxifier. It helps eliminate toxins such as metals like lead and mercury from the bloodstream. It also helps with absorption of antioxidants. Glutathione is an ingredient in bone broth.

 

Aside from the above promising examples, bone broth has even more health benefits—too many to list in this short article. Any delicious warm drink that provides as many healing advantages shouldn’t be discarded. Try a bone-broth drink first thing in the morning and the last thing before bedtime. The advantages may be weight-loss, increased metabolism, less muscular and joint pain, reduced brain fog, and younger looking skin. Why not give it a chance?

 

Additionally, give GetThrive a chance when it comes to learning more about best health alternatives. You have absolutely nothing to lose, yet so much to gain from checking out the latest in health-boostering info.

 

Sources:

https://draxe.com/the-healing-power-of-bone-broth-for-digestion-arthritis-and-cellulite

https://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/cooking-ideas/8-reasons-try-bone-broth

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/262881.php

https://selfhacked.com/blog/glycine-little-protein/

https://www.livestrong.com/article/287131-glutamine-vs-glucosamine/

 

 

 

Look Younger Longer—Exercise Your Face!

Want to look younger for as long as possible? Exercising your face may be a good alternative to plastic surgery and injections.

The Fountain of Truth

The truth is that we all grow old—some with more grace than others. We live in a society where image and youthful physical attributes are held in the highest regard. It’s a shame we’re made to feel inferior (and ashamed) if we age naturally the way nature intended. The battle is then fought with weapons such as scalpels, lasers, and needles. Returning, however, is a more peaceful trend. It’s the penchant of exercising facial muscles (along with creams, etc.) to maintain a semblance of a younger appearance.

Days of Yore

Before the introduction of plastic surgery to “lift” skin, women implemented other rituals to keep their faces intact. As we age, our skin’s elasticity declines. Collagen production starts to decrease after the age of 25. The late fitness guru, Jack LaLanne, introduced a facial “workout” on his TV show in the 1950’s.

LaLanne claimed that because muscles were out of shape, your skin became wrinkly and loose. He compared it to any other muscles in the body. Hence, he introduced his version of facial exercises. There were many starlets and other public figures in the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s who subscribed to funny-face-making to engage “unused” muscles. That was before surgery became commonplace.

The 21st Century

Nowadays, those who choose not to (or can’t afford to) go under the knife or laser, practice facial contortions. Some beauty experts have coined the movements as face yoga or face Pilates. It’s old hat with a new brim.

Here are a few samples of how the exercises work:

Remove laugh lines. Toning cheek muscles are the focus. Inhale and fill your mouth and cheeks with as much air possible. Look like a sax player. Hold it… then release. Repeat six times.

Tighten jawline and neck. Sit upright and tilt your head back. Look straight up. Now press your tongue, hard, into the roof of your mouth. Weird, huh? The muscles in your neck should contract like a lizard. Bring your chin down. Repeat process six times.

Reduce lip lines. The theory is that if you tighten those muscles, they’ll be less inclined to shrivel. Blow air kisses ten times. Then place your finger on your lips and kiss six times again, keeping the rest of the face relaxed.

Reduce crow’s feet. As LaLanne suggested in his video, so do beauty gurus of today. If you want to reduce lines around the eyes, practice this: open your eyes wide as if you’ve just been surprised. Hold that pose for 10 seconds. Relax.  Repeat a couple of times and feel free to do it anytime during the day (as long as no one’s watching.)

There are other benign exercises for cheeks, jowls, and even hanging earlobes—all available on the Internet. The success of  “face exercising” has not been proven—nor has it been discounted. The only thing we can satisfactorily say is that it’s a device striving to maintain a youthful appearance without being invasive. A Happy face to you!

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