What is a Bone Broth Cleanse?

If you’re invested in your health enough to be reading this blog, chances are you’ve participated in a cleanse at some point in your life, or at least strongly considered one. You may associate a cleanse with mountains of vegetable juice, lemon water, and supplements – and sure, that’s one way to do it. If you’ve never considered a bone broth cleanse, let us be the first to introduce you to this gut-healing and nutrient-rich reset for your body.

How is a Bone Broth Cleanse Different from a Regular Cleanse

Many people associate cleanses with “fasts” or fad diets, and the term has become synonymous with deprivation. A bone broth cleanse, on the other hand, focuses on healing and wellness, rather than weight loss or purging. It’s meant to offer your body a reset by removing only those foods that cause inflammation (dairy, grains, refined sugars) and replacing them with nutrient-rich, gut-healing, collagen-building broth several times per day, along with whole foods that nourish and heal, such as: 

  • Vegetables (preferably organic)
  • Grass-fed and pasture-raised meats and proteins
  • Healthy fats – think avocados, coconut oil, etc. 

The reason it’s so important to choose organic and wholesome foods is because a cleanse of any kind is a chance for your body to reset – a clean slate of sorts – and you definitely don’t want to reset your body only to fill it with the exact substances you’re trying to rid it of in the first place. 

What Can You Expect from a Bone Broth Cleanse?

While a bone broth cleanse is different from many cleanses in that you’re not seeking to eliminate most nutrients from your diet, all cleanses share this in common: they are an opportunity for your body to rejuvenate, reset, and rest. And we do mean that literally. Don’t plan a cleanse during a week that you know will be busy or stressful. Use this time to reset your mind and body by focusing on self-care and renewal. 

It helps to prepare yourself both mentally and physically before beginning a cleanse. While a bone broth cleanse is different than a regular “fast” in that you are still able to eat certain foods like the ones mentioned above, you may still find yourself dealing with cravings, irritability, and caffeine withdrawal, if you don’t already eat a relatively clean diet. Give yourself grace and carve out time to practice self-care during your cleanse – the more you treat this time as a reset for your body, mind, and spirit, the more tools you’ll give yourself to combat some of the normal issues you may deal with during a cleanse.

Unlike a Conventional Cleanse, a Bone Broth Cleanse May Give You MORE Energy

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With most cleanses, you’ll likely notice a decrease in your energy levels, since you’re eating fewer calories. A bone broth cleanse is different – you’re constantly nourishing your body on a bone broth cleanse, and it is specifically designed to fill you up so that you’re eating as much as you like of nutrient dense foods like vegetables, fruits, pastured meats, healthy fats, and of course, bone broth! While the detoxification you experience on a traditional cleanse can sometimes have a tendency to take a toll on your energy levels, you’re more likely to feel increased energy on a bone broth cleanse. Bone broth is loaded with healing amino acids, minerals, collagen, and protein. By flooding your system with nutrient dense foods, you’re supporting the body’s detoxification process in addition to nourishing your body. You’re likely to find that you won’t need to eat as much volume, because what you’re eating will satisfy your body with less, but a bone broth cleanse is not about calorie restriction – just a re-focus on where those calories are coming from. Give yourself permission to relax, nourish your body, and allow your body to focus on the important task of healing.

It Helps to Listen to Your Body

A bone broth cleanse is an amazing reset for your body, especially your gut health. It’s an awesome recharge for your system, and can help get your body on the right track to follow a healthier and cleaner diet. Remember that unlike a traditional cleanse, a bone broth cleanse isn’t about deprivation. If your body feels hungry, nourish it! Allow yourself to consume healthful foods, and remember to rest. 

It’s important to remember that there is a difference between fighting cravings for unhealthy foods, and giving your body sustenance when it needs to be fed. A bone broth cleanse is not about deprivation, but rather about nourishment. As long as you listen to your body, and eat clean during your cleanse by following the guidelines above, and consume at least 32 ounces of gone broth per day, you will continue to reap the benefits of your cleanse.

Benefits of a Bone Broth Cleanse

Now that you’ve educated yourself about what you can expect during a bone broth cleanse, you may be wondering why it’s so beneficial to try one. We’ve discussed how a cleanse can be a much-needed reset for the body, but there are other benefits, especially when it comes to a bone broth cleanse in particular:

  • Gentle detoxification for the digestive system and liver – bone broth is rich in the amino acid glycine, a crucial player in the body’s production of glutathione, an antioxidant that aids in the body’s detoxification process.
  • Increase of immunity-boosting beneficial bacteria in your gut.
  • Improved digestion due to bone broth supplying collagen, a vital protein that forms the lining of our digestive tract (collagen is also responsible for glowing skin and healthier hair – an added bonus!)
  • Crucial vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes in a liquid form that’s easily digestible by the body.

A bone broth cleanse can be extremely healing for anyone who suffers from food sensitivities, allergies, digestive disorders or discomfort, auto-immune issues. It helps to eliminate inflammatory substances from the body, heal and seal the gut and improve digestion, and improve energy and mental clarity, and can be a fantastic precursor to an elimination diet to help uncover the source of food sensitivities or other health issues.