BONE BROTH CHALLENGE
30 DAY BONE BROTH CHALLENGE
Strawman Farm is excited to welcome you to this exclusive group of people
who are interested in improving their well-being with high quality bone broth!
WHY A 30 DAY BONE BROTH CHALLENGE
For generations "challenges together as a team" create fertile ground for planting new habits
and reversing old ones that are limiting us.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a list of things I want to do to improve my health.
This is an important time to pull together to change our eating habits and improve our quality of life. .
After years of naughty eating and other festivities, the focus for many (including myself)
is getting back into good shape and giving our mind a little refresh.
If you feel like you could use a turbo-boost to help you make your quality of life better yet,
I’ve got something special to share with you today.
What Is the 30-Day Bone Broth Challenge?
30 Day Challenge consists on taking at least
8 ounces of bone broth everyday for 30 days
and see how you feel at the end of the 30 Day Broth Challenge!
Bone Broth is considered to be both a food and a medicine!
It's known to help heal the skin, gut, GI tract, aid in digestion,
and to help you beat the cold and flu.
Because broth is an extract of connective tissue it is great for ailments
affecting joints, bones, muscles, and blood.
Incorporating bone broth into your daily eating habits
can yield tremendous medicinal effects.
introduction to gelatin and Collagen
If you spend much time talking to people who are eating a healthier diet,
you’ll probably hear about gelatin. Gelatin checks all the boxes for
an important food to be part of any healthy diet.
Relatively abundant in our ancestral diet,
but relatively scarce in the modern diet.
Significant health benefits that make that scarcity a serious problem.
Here’s an explanation of what gelatin and collagen are, the difference between them, and why they’re important, plus simple ways to get more of them in your own diet.
Gelatin and Collagen: Missing Pieces in the Modern Diet
The story of gelatin actually starts with a protein called collagen.
Collagen is the most important protein in connective tissue, skin, and bones; you actually have more collagen in your body than any other type of protein.
Lack of collagen can cause problems from skin wrinkles to osteoporosis.
In food, collagen is found mostly in the “odd bits” and tougher cuts of beef that contain a lot of connective tissue. You might recognize these as the parts of the animals that our ancestors ate, but we typically throw away today.
The benefits of collagen are mostly from the amino acids, and you break down both gelatin and collagen into the same amino acids in your digestive system anyway, so in terms of health benefits, collagen and gelatin should be roughly equivalent.
Health Benefits of Collagen and Gelatin
Collagen is important for skin and bone health – for everything from wrinkles to osteoporosis. As well as supplying the important amino acids for collagen stores in your body, gelatin and collagen also have gut-healing benefits that might be even more important from a health perspective. Because most of the health benefits of collagen/gelatin come from the amino acids, it’s likely that for most people, the benefits will be the same whether you’re getting hydrolyzed collagen or gelatin.
This review goes over some of the evidence that supplemental collagen may help improve skin elasticity and reduce roughness and skin aging.
There’s evidence that collagen improve arthritis pain
and generally benefit bone and joint health.
Gelatin can normalize gut hormones in people with obesity.
Gelatin and collagen are both also great for your gut – they help heal intestinal permeability (“leaky gut”) and restore the normal mucosal layer in the gut.
Gelatin specifically also has some great culinary uses – don’t discount the benefits of making healthy food tastier. For one thing, gelatin makes your pan sauces awesome. The reason traditional stock makes a better pan sauce is that the traditional version has more gelatin.
How to Get More Gelatin and Collagen in Your Life
Nobody eats raw collagen – theoretically you could, but you’d have to sit around gnawing on raw animal tendons and bones.
But you can add more gelatin and collagen to your diet quite easily.
For the Traditionalists: Gelatin from Animal bones
Strawman Farm bone broth is an affordable and delicious source of gelatin.
Bone broth is the original gelatin source. Drink it plain or use it in soups.
If you’re insistent about getting your gelatin directly from the source, collagen/gelatin is available at Strawman Farm
Summing it Up
There’s an old piece of advice to “eat what ails you” –It doesn’t work in every case, and it’s not a terribly sound scientific principle, but in the case of gelatin and collagen, it pretty much holds true: eating gelatin derived from the skin and bones of animals can help your own skin and bone health.
Gelatin and collagen also have impressive gut-healing benefits, and they’re very easy to get into your diet. Get more gelatin from bone broth.