The million-dollar question with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): “What should I eat?”
While there’s not a singular list of foods that everyone with IBD should toss in their grocery carts (food tolerances vary across the board), there are a handful of foods that stand out as my personal favorites for great gut health.
Bone broth is a food with ancient origins.
It’s made by slowly simmering animal bones with herbs, spices, and vegetables, as desired, for added flavor and nutrients.
Bone broth is rich in collagen, the most abundant protein in the human body, as well as other amino acids and minerals. The practice of slowly simmering bones extracts these nutrients and ends up as an easily digestible broth.
In a 2015 study in Nutrition Journal, collagen supplementation showed to significantly reduce pain, stiffness, and physical function in people with osteoarthritis. This suggests that collagen-rich bone broth may be