Life Hack: Replace Your Morning Cup of Coffee with Bone Broth for Essential Nutrients and Sustained Energy
For many of us, there is a lot of truth in the old advertising jingle: the best part of waking up is that steaming mug of coffee ready and waiting to jolt us into our day. Caffeine can be a helpful tool in boosting memory and possibly lowering the risks of some diseases, but its detrimental effects are many — and serious. If you’re looking for a way to pump up your morning without the 2 p.m. slump, try this life hack: replace your morning cup of coffee with bone broth for essential nutrients and sustained energy.
How Caffeine Keeps You Awake — But at a Cost
In general, caffeine works as a stimulant to your nervous system, and once it reaches your brain, it gives you that feeling of alertness. On a cellular level, one of the substances responsible for tiredness is adenosine. Receptors throughout the body monitor the level of adenosine coursing through your system — the more adenosine passes through, the more tired you get. Caffeine works as an adenosine blocker: It attaches to the receptors, keeping adenosine from passing through, and thus tricking your nervous system into thinking you’re not tired. But at some point, usually right around that 3 p.m. staff meeting, the caffeine begins to wear off and that flood of adenosine it was holding back rushes through and you crash — hard. And to make it worse, the added sugar in energy drinks and fancy coffee shop beverages only adds to the letdown.
How Bone Broth Does It Better
Unlike the artificial boost of a cup of coffee, nutrient-dense, easily-digestible Osso Good Bone Broth provides sustained energy in the form of amino acids, minerals, and other superfood ingredients, plus an energy-boosting mix of high protein and low carbohydrates — and never any added or refined sugar. Bone broth is rich in glycine, an amino acid that isn’t readily available from other lean protein sources. Glycine is essential to the nervous system: It helps us maintain our energy and focus, reduces inflammation, repairs muscles, and prevents cartilage loss. Minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, help replenish what’s lost through sweat (yes, even during sleep!) and give your cells the energy to regenerate and function properly. Osso Good Bone Broth also provides collagen and gelatin which help to repair your digestive system, and your gut is a major player in regulating your serotonin and other sleep-controlling hormones — when you sleep better, you have more energy!
So tomorrow, when you’re craving a hot cup of coffee, reach for a steamy mug of bone broth instead. The natural wake-you-up ingredients will provide all the fuel you need for a productive, energized day without any need for an afternoon nap, espresso, or candy bar. Sip Osso Good Bone Broth instead — your body and brain will thank you!