He said some people consider bone broth a magic elixir, crediting it with improving joint function and gut health.
But, as perhaps with anything advertised as a brand-new fix, he said you can’t simply add bone broth and expect good health.
“We see something, and right away, we’re looking for that silver bullet,” he said.
Now, that doesn’t mean something like bone broth has no place in a healthy diet. But instead of pouring it into your thermos, dig into why it might be good.
Bone broth, he said, boasts an array of vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
But we can get the same from other foods too.
You can get vitamins and minerals, Ewoldt pointed out, from leafy grains, and amino acids from eating poultry.
“When you’re actually looking at something like that, it comes back down to earth,” he said. “It’s nothing spectacular. It can be a nice addition.”
And as nutritionists would be quick to note, instead of pointing to a quick fix, these conversations always steer back to the real solution — a balanced diet.