It is incredibly encouraging when we start to see healthy foods and herbs, and natural lifestyle ideas, take off in the mainstream. The latest of these trends? Bone broth.
According to coaches, nutritionists, and media, the nutrient-packed broth has become an important dietary staple for Kobe Bryant, the 36-year-old star of the Los Angeles Lakers. As Bryant is getting older, especially by professional sports standards, his nutritionist is keeping his meals saturated with the stuff.
Bryant stated, “I’ve been doing the bone broth for a while now. It’s great – energy, inflammation. It’s great.”
Head strength and conditioning coach for the Lakers, Tim DiFrancesco, reports positive results from bone broth. He said, “everybody is looking for a magical elixir or some cure-all, but bone broth is where it’s at.”
As to reasons why, DiFrancesco explained:
“When you make it the right way, you get the minerals and the exact building blocks of what makes up our joint surfaces…He’s [Bryant] recognized in the last few years, since sort of pointing him in the direction, of how important that will be…It’s ultra, ultra important for him, maybe more so than the other guys, than a 22-year old who has really pristine joint surfaces and can get away with it and maybe doesn’t need it right now.”
Of course, we knew long before Bryant embraced the stuff (reportedly during the 2012-2013 season) that bone broth is amazingly healthy. We’ve written a significant amount on how broth made from high-quality, organic bones can help improve kidney health, make you look and feel younger, and aid your body in fighting off nasty seasonal bugs… to name only a few of its benefits.
Bone broth is not just for professional athletes, either. All of the benefits listed above are important for anyone looking to amplify, or maintain, optimal health. If you are an athlete training for intense competition, many experts agree it is not to be missed.
Also on Kobe’s plate? According to ESPN, he often eats salads topped with proteins including grass-fed beef. A health win-win, if you ask us.
-The Alternative Daily