Nutrient-dense bone broths are rich in flavor and boost healing, and new research suggests they are good for the heart, too.
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Drinking bone broth has been shown to improve a host of bodily functions, from gut health to joint inflammation, and now protecting the heart can be added to that list according to a new study from the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. It works like this: Bones contain proteins, which after a long and slow cook time, release smaller pieces, or peptides. Researchers found that these peptides inhibit enzymes responsible for cardiovascular disease.
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TRY IT OUT: Swap out your daily cup of joe for a mug of broth or start your meals with a glass to curb cravings and gain the benefits.
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