These days, “souping" has become a hot term in the wellness world. Many health and fitness fanatics are substituting certain meals for easy-to-digest liquid-based options. Bone broth soups are one of the best choices you can make in this realm. Not only are they filling, but bone broth is also packed with vitamins and minerals (vitamin C, vitamin A, B vitamins, calcium, magnesium, potassium, collagen, glutamine) to help your muscles recover after tough workouts and to leave your body feeling satisfied and restored.
There are more than 19 easy-to-absorb essential and nonessential amino acids in bone broth: the building blocks of proteins. Amino acids have numerous metabolic roles, including building and repairing muscle tissue, supporting bone mineral density, boosting nutrient absorption and synthesis, and maintaining muscle and connective tissue health.
A 2011 study published in the International Journal of Rheumatology found that a combination of chondroitin sulfate, omega-3 fatty acids and glucosamine — all found in bone broth — were highly effective at reducing inflammation. With naturally occurring minerals like potassium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus to restore electrolytes, as well as the addition of sodium, bone broth makes a killer post-run recovery drink.
Here are six ways bone broth–based soups can help you nourish your body, recover from workouts and burn fat at the same time.
Looking to shift from juice to broth? Soo-Ah Landa, founder of BRU Broth, has merged the best of bone broth and fresh-pressed juice to create six flavors of the world's first heat-and-sip, organic, cold-pressed bone broth beverage. Combine the protein of bone broth with the vitamins of fresh-pressed vegetable and root juices for a total nutrient boost.