You might remember the good, ol' days when your mom would make a warm, chicken soup if you were feeling sick. Well, we're now learning that moms are always right - and bone broth is beneficial for our long-term health in many ways.
On the surface, bone broth might seem simple and timeless, far away from today's wellness trends. And it is - which is why it's becoming a favorite healing mechanisms in today's world. You know that at Kosterina we're obsessed with using simple, superfoods to help us live longer, healthier lives. And, bone broth (right up there with EVOO!) might be one of the easiest ways we can do that.
Sipping on a cup of bone broth each morning apparently has a myriad of benefits: it's proven to be a cold-buster, immunity strengthener, mood-booster, and even promoter of weight loss (thanks L-glutamine!). But, my favorite benefit is that it's a natural source of collagen - so it strengthens bones, hair, and nails - all aspects of our bodies that worsen with age. Bone broth is super simple to make - even if you're a vegetarian. There are also a few good, clean, supermarket brands for a low-effort solution.
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Olive Oil Sommelier Katerina Mountanos, is the Founder & CEO of Kosterina Olive Oil, which produces 100% organic, extra virgin olive oil from Greece sold directly to consumers online. Katerina is an ecommerce expert and has built beauty, home and wellness businesses for Amazon, Jet, and Walmart. She founded beauty services company, Manicube, which was sold to The Red Door by Elizabeth Arden in 2015. Katerina is very passionate about olive oil, the Mediterranean diet and eating for health and longevity.
How are you doing? I've cut myself off from watching CNN because my cortisol levels go through the roof. In the name of mental well-being and stress-reduction, I'd like to share some goodnews about the Coronavirus that you may not be hearing about if you're watching the news. I recently tuned in to The James Altucher Show, featuring Futurist (and fellow Greek) Peter Diamandis, who gave me some new perspective on the chaos that's shaping our world.
I hope that you're staying safe and calm during this unprecedented, scary time. I am praying for the health of our communities here in New York, throughout the US, in Greece, and around the entire world.