For women 40 and over, FIBER IS MAGIC. I repeat, fiber is magic! And many people are missing the mark here. First, fiber is great for slowing down the rate at which insulin attacks things in your body — with fiber, it’s a slow release, not a hard and heavy insulin hit. Second, is that when we eat fiber, we release hormones very differently. When we age, it’s known that we can have “estrogen dominance” that naturally occurs as progesterone starts to dip. One of the natural ways you can STABILIZE your hormones during this time is to eat fiber. The fiber works with your microbiome to release the estrogen! This is one reason it’s so important to not leave these out of your diet
Diets should do just three things:
- Get the inflammation down in your body
- Regulate your blood sugar
- Heal the gut
With that trifecta, you will have freedom and transform — and spoiler alert, bone broth is the superstar when it comes to this. Your gut wall and intestines have a VERY thin layer of protection, and it’s very very easy to puncture. This is why it’s important to have something to HEAL it (or as Dr. Kellyann says “spackle” it!) Bone broth does this thanks to both Glycine and gelatin! Glycine (an amino acid), which is found in bone broth, has actually been found in studies to heal and seal the gut wall. So bone broth is your one, two, punch to healing your gut and increasing your anti-aging effects.
Are you a vegetarian? You can look up “potassium broth”. It’s not quite as great as bone broth, but it definitely checks off some of the boxes.
Benefits of Bone Broth:
- Great form of protein per serving
- Amino acids
- Healing and sealing of your gut
- Strengthens bones, muscles, tendons
- Boosts immunity
- Fortifies hair & nails
- Improves elasticity in skin and can result in reduced appearance of wrinkles
- Reduces internal inflammation which can be the catalyst for many diseases, ailments, and common health problems
- Improves joint function and reduces joint pain
- Releases toxins
- Curbs appetite
You can see more on bone broth (and find a recipe) in this previous Benefits of Bone Broth blog.
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Kellyann Petrucci, M.S., N.D., is the author of the New York Times bestselling book Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Diet, Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Cookbook, and The 10-Day Belly Slimdown. She also is the host of the PBS specials, 21 Days to a Slimmer, Younger You and The 10-Day Belly Slimdown. Dr. Kellyann makes regular appearances on the Dr. Oz show.
Dr. Kellyann came to realize the ancient power of collagen and bone broth to heal the gut and slow aging while studying biological medicine at the Marion Foundation and Paracelsus Clinic, Switzerland. By focusing her practice on a lifestyle that stops and reverses inflammation, Dr. Kellyann is able to help patients and readers reduce dangerous belly fat to become slimmer, younger, and healthier.
In this episode, you will learn:
- Why bone broth helps with inflammation
- Best practices when utilizing bone broth
- How to reduce belly fat and become younger & healthier