We all remember our mother’s and grandmother’s feeding us chicken soup when we were sick and it turns out (like always) our mum’s were right!

Bone Broth isn’t a new trend, people have been making bone broth across different cultures and millennia. From Korean cow hoof soup to 12th century Eastern European philosopher and physician, Maimonides, who recommended Chicken Soup to his patients as it ‘neutralised body constitution’ and ‘an excellent food as well as medication’.

Centuries later and studies continue to show the curative effects of this age-old remedy.

Here’s why you should be incorporating this ancient elixir into your diet this winter:

  1. 70% of our immune system is found in the gut. Bone broth is packed with proteins (glycine and proline) that are well-known for nourishing the lining of your gut. strengthen the health of your gut, which in turn can help to further boost your immune system (British Society For Immunology).
  2. Food is fuel and gives you the energy you need when your body is fighting off infection, high in protein and containing all five of the major electrolytes: calcium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorous, and potassium. The Bone Broth can give you essential nutrition in times of low appetite.
  3. A study published in the American Journal of Therapeuticssuggested that a compound called carnosine, which is found in sources like chicken bone broth can help to inhibit inflammatory conditions that are typically associated with the initial stages of viral infections and prevent the development of the common cold.
  4. Bone broth also contains glucosamine, proline, glycine, arginine, in addition to easily digestible gelatin and collagen, all of which according to nutritionists can help your body fight off an infection when you’re feeling under the weather.