Bone broth is one of the most nutrient dense, nourishing foods you can feed your body. If you are feeling under the weather or a little run down, boiling a big batch of bones from grass-fed, free range animals is a fantastic way to help support the body in times of need. The magical healing properties of a good quality bone broth (also known as stock) are endless. The anti-inflammatory properties and high potency of minerals obtained include calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and glucosamine which all assist in healing the body from the inside out, giving you a beautiful, glowing complexion and strong immune system. Skin conditions such as acne, eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis can all be alleviated by healing the gut and improving digestion through the goodness of bone broth.
Full Fat Yoghurt
Whether it be full fat Greek or dairy free coconut, yoghurt is full of the friendly bacteria that live in our stomachs and improve the balance of flora in our digestive systems. In order for us to digest our food properly and absorb all of the nutrients, we need to ensure we have adequate amounts of ‘good’ bacteria. Antibiotics, alcohol, processed foods, stress and poor diet all contribute to imbalances of bacteria in our gut. There is also a strong correlation between gut heath and the skin conditions. If you suffer from acne, psoriasis or other skin disorders, try including fermented foods such as sauerkraut, full-fat plain Greek yoghurt and pickles in your diet which will boost the good bacteria in the digestive tract and help heal your skin from the inside out.
Sauerkraut is basically just shredded cabbage and salt that has been fermented. Cabbage alone provides a host of nutritional benefits such as vitamin A and C, along with cancer fighting properties, but after fermentation, the health benefits take to a whole new level. During fermentation, enzymes and bacteria break down the carbohydrates and proteins of the cabbage, making it easier for the body to digest and absorb the nutrients. The probiotics in sauerkraut help replenish the good bacteria in the gut and prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. This not only improves the skin and the immune system, but also provides fiber, iron and vitamin K.