Bone Broth… What’s All the Hype?

Imagine if I told you that we sell a “miracle drink” that is capable of helping people:

  • Overcome food intolerances and allergies
  • Treat leaky gut syndrome
  • Boost immune system
  • Promotes weight loss
  • Help balance hormones
  • Improve sleep
  • Stabilize a healthy mood
  • Increase energy
  • Improve joint health
  • Reduce wrinkles       
  • Reduce cellulite
  • Faster recoveryWell we do, and it’s called bone broth. When bones are simmered over the course of several days, they release easily digestible minerals that support your body’s immune system. Why else would every doctor and mom recommend broth when you’re not feeling well? Because they know it works. And so do we.  
  • Research has found that broth helps restore and strengthen the lining of the gut and helps to fight food intolerances and allergies by restoring healthy gut bacteria. Amino acids found in the collagen, reduce colon inflammation and build the tissue that lines the colon and entire GI tract. (1) The amino acid profile also helps seal weakened lining and supports the integrity of the gut, which helps improve leaky gut and related diseases. (2) Many people see decreased inflammation in the colon and improved digestion when bone broth is added to their diet.

Weight loss is a hot topic these days. Bone broth is considered a powerful detoxification agent since it helps promote the liver’s ability to remove toxins, aids the digestive system to expel waste, maintains tissue integrity, and improves antioxidant use throughout the body. Eliminating built up waste from the system helps promote a healthy hormone balance as well as a fired up metabolism. Who doesn't want that? The amino profile in bone broth also plays a big part in the body’s metabolic functions, including building and repairing muscle tissue, supporting bone mineral density, boosting nutrient absorption and synthesis and maintaining muscle and connective tissue health. (3) This is where many see the benefits in their skin health as well. Collagen is amazing at reducing fine lines and the appearance of wrinkles, decreasing puffiness in the skin and decreasing cellulite (which is just a lack of collagen). Yes I will say it again, cellulite that plagues more than 80% of women, can be significantly improved with something as simple as broth.

A mug a day is suggested for prevention of wrinkles, illness and other disease. For weight loss, many people fast one day per week and just drink bone broth that day, all day. It also provides nourishment for those who are ill and don’t feel like eating. However often you consume it, we suggest you warm it over the stove to a gentle simmer. You may drink it as is. If you like it spicy it’s great with a touch of cayenne pepper. My favorite is turning it into a soup. Check out our chicken zoodle soup, available in the café as a seasonal special right now!

Our bone broth at BFF Cafe is made from an organic chicken carcass (never treated with antibiotics or hormones), filtered water, just a touch of apple cider vinegar to pull out all of the nutrients from the bones and a few veggies for added flavor. Our broth is simmered for over 48 hours to get the most nutrients and flavor possible. We hold the sodium, our bone broth is not only organic but we do not add additional sodium or preservatives. No MSG found in this broth.

Obviously I am a believer in the tremendous health benefits that bone broth has to offer. I have just scratched the surface of how much our bodies truly need it. The biggest downfall of bone broth is the time it takes to make. In true BFF fashion, we are here to make living a healthy lifestyle easy. Let us save you tons of time by doing the work for you. Stop in today and take home a quart, or two!

(1) Frasca G, Cardile V, Puglia C, Bonina C, Bonina F. Gelatin tannate reduces the proinflammatory effects of lipopolysaccharide in human intestinal epithelial cells. Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology. 2012;5:61-67. doi:10.2147/CEG.S28792.


Frasca, Giuseppina et al. “Gelatin Tannate Reduces the Proinflammatory Effects of Lipopolysaccharide in Human Intestinal Epithelial Cells.” Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology 5 (2012): 61–67. PMC. Web. 23 Nov. 2016.


Frasca, G., Cardile, V., Puglia, C., Bonina, C., & Bonina, F. (2012). Gelatin tannate reduces the proinflammatory effects of lipopolysaccharide in human intestinal epithelial cells. Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology, 5, 61–67.

(2) Chicken soup inhibits neutrophil chemotaxis in vitro.

Rennard BO, et al. Chest. 2000.


Rennard BO1, Ertl RF, Gossman GL, Robbins RA, Rennard SI.

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1Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Section, Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA.


Chest. 2000 Oct;118(4):1150-7.

(3) J Nutr. 2004 Mar;134(3):489-92.

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Wu G1, Fang YZ, Yang S, Lupton JR, Turner ND.

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1Faculty of Nutrition, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 77843, USA.

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