Oh when will winter be over? (Well, technically on March 20th, but it doesn’t always feel like that!) In fact, this winter seems to be taking its toll on all of us, no matter where we live. Even with our sunny skies and mild temperatures, the dreaded flu virus has been virulent in San Diego this winter (and we’re not even going to mention the other one on everyone’s minds.)
As people stock up on supplies, consider isolating themselves from humanity, and keep the news on in the background 24/7, we are doing our best to keep our immune systems boosted by eating healthily, getting as much sleep as possible, and making sure we are getting our fill of vitamins and minerals. Our hope is, that if we can’t avoid the germs entirely, at least our bodies should be better prepared to deal with them. As you can imagine, bone broth plays a role in our efforts to keep ourselves healthy. But if the dreaded cold or flu viruses hit… we’re all over it!
IT CAN REDUCE INFLAMMATION — AND THEREFORE THE SYMPTOMS OF UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS
This is one of the main reasons chicken soup has been touted as a remedy for colds and flu for so many years. By inhibiting the activity of neutrophils — the white blood cells responsible for cold and flu symptoms — it can reduce the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections.
IT CONTAINS CYSTEINE — WHICH CAN HELP BREAK DOWN MUCUS
Cysteine is an amino acid that helps thin out mucus in the lungs — a big bonus for anyone suffering from the all-too-familiar chesty cough that accompanies a virus.
IT’S EASY ON THE DIGESTION
Bone broth is easily digested (in fact it even helps digestion by supporting the mucosal lining of the digestive tract) which means your body won’t have to use precious energy digesting your soothing drink instead of healing itself.
IT’S A GREAT SOURCE OF PROTEIN
One cup of LonoLife Chicken Bone Broth contains a whopping 10grams of protein. It’s important to keep some protein in your diet to help your tired and achy muscles when you’re sick, but it’s tough to consume and digest when you don’t feel like eating at all.
There are so many benefits to consuming bone broth, but these ones stand out when it comes to calming the effects of cold and flu viruses. So go ahead — heat some water and make yourself a steaming cup of bone broth… Your body will thank you!