Pregnancy is a time when the demand for collagen increases in your body. A well made bowl of bone broth gives you what you need to sustain these requirements as it is a rich and easily digestible source of collagen. The cartilage, bone and marrow in broth is slowly simmered until the collagen breaks down into gelatin, which is easier for the body to digest.
Found almost everywhere in your body, collagen weaves it’s magic by acting as glue, holding your body together. It is a crucial protein that gives skin and connective tissue their strength, elasticity, and resiliency.
With the growth and stretching that happens with pregnancy it’s an important time to invest in collagen rich foods like bone broth. What's more collagen production in the body slows with age, so dietary collagen, like the gelatin found in our bone broths, is a great way to get collagen-building tools directly to your cells.
For pregnant women, the daily habit of sipping gelatin-rich bone broth can boost the elasticity of the ever-stretching belly and expanding uterus, strengthen the pelvic floor and maintain good joint support. For babies, collagen contributes to the formation of healthy, strong connective tissue and the development of the skeleton and internal organs.
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