5 Top Skin and Body Benefits of Bone Broth: 'Divergent' and 'Insurgent' Star Shailene Woodley Loves Bone Broth [VIDEO]

Nov 19, 2015 01:11 PM EST | By A. M.

Bone broth is among the healthiest food choices that give wondrous benefits to the overall health of the body. Interestingly, it is also one of the leading food sources for improving hair, skin and muscles.  Bone broth may be made using bones from poultry, cow, lamb, goat and fish. The strength of bone broth is in its collagen and gelatin content, which offer both weight loss and body maintenance benefits.

Collagen, which is found in the bones and is naturally rich in amino acids, produces gelatin when cooked for a long period of time. Besides the boost that collagen and gelatin give to weight loss efforts, here are some skin and body benefits derived from intake of bone broth-produced collagen and gelatin.

#1.  The ability of gelatin from bone broth to strengthen the skin, to erase wrinkles and stretch marks and to restore elasticity comes from its nutrients that are the building blocks of nature's Botox: collagen.  

#2.  The glycine content of gelatin from bone broth serves as a local and systemic anti-inflammation agent. This amino acid helps in liver detoxification and in the increase of sensitivity to insulin. It also assists in the prevention of oxidative damages because glycine enables boosted production of endogenous antioxidants through the synthesis of glutathione and uric acid. This characteristic of gelatin from bone broth helps in addressing skin problems and skin disorders.

#3.  Glycine from bone broth gelatin also assists in regulating the release of the human growth hormone (HGH) from the pituitary gland. The human growth hormone (HGH) assists in repairing and sculpting muscle and in burning fat.

#4.  Bone broth produced gelatin also contributes to improved hair texture as well as to 'brightening' the skin. 

#5.  Bone broth collagen, over time, treats the wrinkling of skin by replenishing the collagen content in the human body. This restores the skin's smoothness and its youthful elasticity.  Unlike artificial and synthetic treatments, collagen from bone broth dives straight into the root by replenishing the collagen content in the human body.

Among the most vocal proponents of bone broth is 'Divergent' and 'Divergent Series: Insurgent' star Shailene Woodley, who believes that everyone should have bone broth.

"Bone broth. I am telling you, it is the s-t. It is everything," says the effusive Woodley.

According to Jai Courtney, who co-stars with Woodley: "She's been on the bone broth for a while, baby."

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