Celebrities are guzzling it. Nutritionists are recommending it. And its list of potential benefits is long and getting longer.
But is bone broth a cellulite treatment too?
Before we go any further, we want to make it clear that there is no evidence that bone broth gets rid of cellulite. But many advocates have reported that it can reduce the appearance of cellulite.
What is Bone Broth & What Are Its Benefits?
Bone broth is made by boiling the roasted bones and connective tissue of animals. Chicken bones and beef bones are most popular. The lengthy boiling process draws out gelatin and minerals from the bones and bone marrow into the broth. You can add bone broth to your diet by adding it to beverages or in cooking recipes.
The following are among the health benefits of bone broth that proponents claim you can enjoy.
High in Nutrition - Including vitamins, minerals and fatty acids.
Protects Joints - The gelatin in bone broth has been linked to increased collagen production, which helps protect your joints. The broth itself may also contain collagen from the bones.
Improves the Appearance of Skin - This is where the benefits for cellulite reduction come in. It's thought that collagen-rich bone broth strengthens the connective tissue under your skin. It’s a lack of connective tissue, or weak connective tissues, which is often blamed for the orange-peel appearance of cellulite.
- Helps Digestion - Bone broth may help reduce inflammation and promote a healthy gut, which ultimately helps you digest your food better.
But is it a Cellulite Buster?
The idea that drinking bone broth reduces the appearance of cellulite is based on unscientific evidence from two areas. First, many bone broth users have reported that they’ve seen a visible reduction in their cellulite.
Second, the collagen in the bone broth may trigger the production of elastin, which helps improve the strength and appearance of the skin.
To date, unlike for Mass & Slim’s anti-cellulite shapewear, there are no independent clinical studies that show bone broth reduces the appearance of cellulite.If you enjoyed this post, check out our recent article about celebrities with cellulite and stretch marks who embrace their bodies.