How Bone Broth Promotes a Healthy Pregnancy
When we think about how long bone broth has been around, it’s not hard to imagine many groups of women standing around big simmering pots full of broth to feed their growing families, passing down their recipes from generation to generation. Our grandmothers (and their grandmothers, too!) knew that whole, nutrient-rich food is the best way to nourish ourselves, and it’s never more important to consider what you’re putting into your body than when you’re growing another one. Learn how bone broth promotes a healthy pregnancy and why every mom-to-be should add it into her routine.
It’s Easy to Digest
In those first days (or weeks, or months — we feel you!) of pregnancy, it can be hard to stomach more than water and crackers. But in the early stages of your baby’s growth and development, getting proper nutrition is so important. Rather than filling your cup with sugary beverages like ginger ale or sports drinks to rehydrate and settle your stomach, heat up a soothing cup of Osso Good Bone Broth instead. If you’re struggling with morning sickness, it can help to have smaller meals and snacks throughout the day, even when you don’t feel like eating much at all. Our smooth, creamy formula is flavorful without being overpowering, paleo and Whole30-friendly, and free of potentially irritating ingredients, like gluten and dairy, making it easy to sip throughout the day to keep your stomach from running on empty. All that sipping is actually good for your gut, where bone broth helps the beneficial bacteria and flora to flourish and aids in nutrient absorption. That’s also good news if you’re feeling ravenous — you don’t have to feel guilty for drinking mug after mug!
It’s Full of Essential Nutrients
Pregnancy nutrition is tricky. Our bodies are changing at an alarming rate and sending all of our available nutrients down to the baby, leaving little left for mom’s energy. Whether you’re barely able to keep toast down or find yourself binging on ice cream and pickles, there’s likely room for more vitamins and minerals in your diet. Osso Good Bone Broth is an all-in-one superfood powerhouse. Due to slowly simmering the, uh, more interesting bits of humanely raised animals, Osso Good’s broth contains bone marrow, supporting vital stem cell creation and turnover. It’s also rich in amino acids, which aid in nearly every metabolic process within the body. These acids, such as proline, glycine, and glutamine, work to boost immune function, improve digestion, and balance the nervous system. They’re also known to reduce inflammation, which is important during pregnancy when you’re holding on to water weight. And all of those nutrients keep your entire body fueled in a healthy, natural way, giving you more energy to combat the pregnancy fatigue.
It’s a Great Source of Collagen
Collagen is responsible for much of our body’s elasticity, both inside and out. It’s the glue that holds our bodies together and provides strength to our skin, muscles, and bones. By the time most women reach child-birthing age, our collagen production has started to slow, leading to a very visible side-effect: an increase in the appearance of wrinkles and, in the case of pregnancy, stretch marks.
The good news is that we can add collagen back through our diet, and Osso Good Bone Broth is bursting with it. Adding in a cup every morning will help boost your skin’s ability to bounce back after the baby is born, and studies have shown that it can also repair brittle nails and potentially reverse hair loss. But it’s not all about vanity — that collagen you’re ingesting is going straight into your baby’s food supply, too, building healthy and strong connective tissue from the very beginning.
Just as you benefit from the highly bioavailable amino acids, collagen, and essential nutrients in Osso Good Bone Broth, you’re also passing those right on to your baby in a safe and natural way — through food. Once the baby is born, you can keep on fueling with bone broth, knowing that you’re helping to nourish yourself and your family with organic ingredients you can feel good about.
Getting proper nutrition when pregnant can be really tricky — you may feel like eating nothing at all or everything in sight. Osso Good Bone Broth is nutrient-rich and collagen-dense, providing essential amino acids, proteins, and other superfood ingredients that your pregnancy diet may be lacking. Learn how bone broth promotes a healthy pregnancy, and feel good about nourishing your body as it builds a new life.