Last week we were both lucky enough to be one of the first to try Karmic Cold Pressed's Skin and Immunity Cleanse which is a new type of cleanse which incorporates both cold pressed juice and bone broths. We love Karmic's cleanses because they are low fructose, very low in sugar and the soup/broths makes it so much easier to cleanse in the cooler months. Karmic's Bone Broth is cooked for 24-48 hours, depending on the bones used which enables larger, more mineral dense, ingredients; such as marrowbones, to almost completely dissolve, resulting in significantly higher nutrient density than other stocks or broths.
We both did a 2 day cleanse which includes:
After the cleanse we both felt full of energy and rejuvenated. Bone Broth has some incredible health benefits and we loved the cleanse so much we wanted to share some information from the boys at Karmic with you guys.
Health Benefits of Bone Broth :
SKIN & HAIR:
The amino acids in Gelatine, improve the appearance and health of your skin and hair. Skin, just like Gelatine, is made of Collagen. Gelatin-rich broths help build connective tissue, which makes skin smoother (less cellulite, fewer wrinkles) and healthier. There is also some evidence that it helps reduce the signs of ageing and reduces inflammatory markers.
DETOXIFY THE BODY:
Glycine found in Bone Broth helps the liver to remove toxins from the body. Further to this, Glycine is necessary for the creation of Glutathione and Uric Acid, the body's most important internally made anti-oxidant – this helps to reduce oxidative stress and to mop up free radicals.
BOOST IMMNUE SYSTEM:
Bone Broth has a high concentration of minerals, which can help strengthen your immune system (remember the chicken soup when you got sick!)
A Harvard study even showed that some people with autoimmune disorders experienced a relief of symptoms when drinking Bone Broth.
HEAL AND SEAL YOUR GUT:
Glutamine and Gelatine, amino acids in Bone Broth in abundance, are a natural remedy to “Leaky Gut" – this is a condition where the lining of the gut walls have been compromised, allowing molecules that should stay in the digestive system to permeate into the bloodstream, potentially causing a host of autoimmune reactions. Glutamine and Gelatine help to seal up gut permeability over time, with consistent consumption of Bone Broths.
Glycine helps stimulate stomach acid, which is required for efficient and effective digestions of foods. Contrary to popular belief, not enough stomach acid may cause reflux, as the undigested food tries to find a way out.
Further to this, Glycine is a component of bile acid and is necessary for fat digestion in the small intestine.
JOINT HEALTH (Arthritis Care) & STRONGER BONES:
Joint Health benefits of Bone Broth come from the Glucosamine, Chondroitin and Collagen. These elements have been shown in several studies to reduce joint pain and arthritic damage (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis).
Additionally, Bone Broth contains some very important 'non-essential' proteins in Proline and Glycine – these proteins give your body the raw materials to rebuild your own connective tissue. Perfect for healing ligaments and tendonitis.
When Bone Broth is cooked over a long period, the minerals in the bones, which includes phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium, seeps out into the broth leaving you with the essential building blocks for healthy bones.
For more information on Karmic Cold Pressed cleanses click here