Your daily ritual for gut health starts with bone broth. Now broth typically paints the picture of cold winter nights, warmed by soups and fires, but did you know that it’s also the perfect morning drink all year round for experiencing bone broth benefits? Drinking bone broth first up in the morning eases your digestive system into action, providing bioavailable, easily digested essential nutrients, making it the ideal choice for your daily ritual for gut health. But what exactly are the benefits of drinking bone broth for breakfast? And why is it the best time to drink bone broth? Let's get into bone broth benefits!
A Breakdown of Bone Broth Nutrients
Bone Broths are a nutritional powerhouse, as bones act as a stockpile for essential minerals and contain proteins with high levels of essential amino acids and zinc. In their natural whole form, we are unable to access this dense nutrition stockpile, but the lengthy slow cooking process of making bone broth releases all these wonderful nutrients, making it easy to digest and highly bioavailable.
Amino Acids - the building blocks of all protein, so when it comes to tissue building and repair, protein (amino acids) are essential! Glutamine, in particular, is a great one for the gut, as it promotes the growth of enterocytes which line the gut wall.
Zinc - an incredible mineral, is essential for many different functions in the body, such as supporting the immune system, tissue building, healing, growth, maintaining the body's pH balance, fertility, and metabolism (just to name a few).
Benefits of Drinking Bone Broth Before Breakfast & Coffee
Morning routines are important both physically and mentally. It’s great to provide your digestive system with easy to digest, nutritious foods in the morning, but also set yourself up with good intentions and actions. Bone broth is the ideal way to break your overnight fast and start your daily gut health ritual as it eases your digestive system back into action and provides essential nutrients that will help you to feel soothed, satisfied, and incredibly righteous.
As we sleep, digestive activity slows and the production of stomach acid and enzymes reduces. So if the first thing we put into our stomach is difficult to digest (too high in fibre or acidity, large protein molecules or contains complex sugars that require lots of enzymes to break down properly) we can set ourselves up for gastrointestinal discomfort for the rest of the day. Cue bone broth. The long, slow cooking process of bone broth means that most of the digestion is done for us. The nutrients are highly bioavailable and can stimulate the digestive tract into action in the gentlest way possible. Drinking bone broth warm, on an empty stomach, can help to improve blood flow to the gut, lower blood pressure, and set your intestines up for better nutrient absorption. Meaning the bone broth benefits will be felt throughout the day. Although it’s tempting to go straight for a cold, refreshing drink first thing in the morning in summer, cold drinks can cause vasodilation, which reduces blood flow, and can actually interrupt efficient digestion. So to get that digestive system set up for the day the best time to drink bone broth is first up in the morning.
Your New Daily Gut Health Ritual
Now that you know all about the benefits of bone broth, let's find the perfect way to create your daily ritual gut health routine.
Our Bone Broth powders are ideal for busy bodies who roll straight out of bed and out of the house in pursuit of bone broth benefits. They are easy to transport or keep at your desk at work as part of your daily ritual for gut health. All you need is access to a mug, a spoon, and some hot water. The best time to drink bone broth is in the morning, however bone broth nutrients can help settle, soothe and ease digestion all throughout the day. Our broth powders come in a variety of flavours, so just browse through and choose something based on your taste preferences. We even have Chicken Bone Broths and Vegetable Broth options if Beef Bone Broth isn’t your thing.
If you’re someone who prefers to have a mindful morning at home before heading out the door you may prefer our Bone Broth Concentrates. Our Lemon Ginger ACV Bone Broth Concentrate was specifically designed for your morning ritual as it combines the benefits of bone broth with the digestive soothing and prepping properties of ginger, lemon, and apple cider vinegar.
After drinking your bone broth, give your stomach 20 minutes before reaching for your usual coffee or breakfast. This will ease your digestion into action and you will start your day feeling balanced and satisfied, experiencing the full spectrum of bone broth benefits. Make bone broth a part of your daily ritual for gut health, and you'll be amazed at the positive changes it brings to your well-being.