Bones in meat dishes are usually tossed away or serve as a delicacy for dogs, after eating up all the flesh around them. Within the hard shell of the bones, lies soft, juicy bone marrow that tastes as delicious as the flesh outside, maybe better. Bone marrow not just boasts of a heavenly taste but also offers various health benefits.
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According to WebMD, this article reviews the benefits of bone marrow.
Lower Risk of Weight-related Diseases
One study showed that the fat tissue in bone marrow contains a hormone called adiponectin. This hormone helps break down fats. It can maintain insulin sensitivity, and it has been linked to lower risk of diabetes, cardiovascular (heart) disease, and other obesity-associated cancers.
Maintains Bone and Joint Health
Bone marrow is rich in glucosamine, a compound that helps against osteoarthritis, relieves joint pain, and reduces inflammation in the joints.
Although short-term inflammation is a crucial part of your body’s defense system, chronic inflammation is thought to contribute to conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Glycine, a type of protein found in bone marrow, has shown powerful anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce inflammation in your body. Bone marrow also contains adiponectin, a type of protein hormone that has been shown to play a central role in regulating inflammation and immune function.
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Improves Brain Health
Bone marrow is good for brain health because it contains high levels of the fat soluble vitamins A and K. These components help to protect our brain cells from being damaged by toxins and free radicals that cause degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
Promotes Skin Health
Collagen present in bone marrow releases antioxidants inside the body, which help boost skin health and prevent early ageing of skin and skin damage.
Next time you chew all the flesh off the bones of your meat, don't just discard them. Bite into the bones and unveil a delightful chunk of meat that'll round up your meal perfectly.
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