Why Thanh Dat Pho?
Besides from the amazing balance of full wholesome flavors. You could say that our broth is a medicinal broth. Thanh Dat Pho broth is basically a bone broth combined with ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, coriander & star anise.
What is bone broth?
Bone broth is made by simmering the bones and connective tissue of animals.
This highly nutritious stock is commonly used in soups, sauces, and gravies. It has also recently gained popularity as a health drink.
Bone broth dates back to prehistoric times, when hunter-gatherers turned otherwise inedible animal parts like bones, hooves, and knuckles into a broth they could drink.
You can make bone broth using bones from just about any animal — pork, beef, veal, turkey, lamb, bison, buffalo, venison, chicken, or fish.
Marrow and connective tissues like feet, hooves, beaks, gizzards, or fins can also be used.
1. It contains many important vitamins and minerals
In general, bone broth is very nutritious.
However, the nutrient content does depend on the ingredients you use, as each brings something different to the table.
Animal bones are rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and other trace minerals — the same minerals needed to build and strengthen your own bones.
Connective tissue gives you glucosamine and chondroitin, natural compounds found in cartilage that are known to support joint health.
Marrow provides vitamin A, vitamin K2, minerals like zinc, iron, boron, manganese, and selenium, as well as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
All of these animal parts also contain the protein collagen, which turns into gelatin when cooked and yields several important amino acids.
As the ingredients simmer, their nutrients are released into the water in a form your body can easily absorb.
Many people don’t get enough of these nutrients in their diet, so drinking bone broth is a good way to get more.
2. It may benefit the digestive system
Not only is bone broth easy to digest, but it may also aid in the digestion of other foods.
The gelatin found in bone broth naturally attracts and holds liquids. This is why properly prepared broth congeals in the fridge.
Gelatin can also bind to water in your digestive tract, which helps foods move through your gut more easily.
It’s also been shown to protect and heal the mucosal lining of the digestive tract in rats. It’s thought to have the same effect in humans, but more research needs to be done to show its effectiveness.
An amino acid in gelatin called glutamine helps maintain the function of the intestinal wall and has been known to prevent and heal a condition known as “leaky gut”.
Leaky gut, which is associated with several chronic diseases, is when the barrier between your gut and the bloodstream is impaired.
Substances that your body doesn’t normally allow through leak into your bloodstream, which leads to inflammation and other problems.
For all of these reasons, drinking bone broth may be beneficial for individuals with leaky gut, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.
3. It may help fight inflammation
The amino acids found in bone broth, including glycine and arginine, have strong anti-inflammatory effects.
Arginine, in particular, may be especially beneficial for fighting chronic inflammation.
One animal study shows that administering oral arginine to mice with asthma reduced airway inflammation and improved symptoms of asthma.
Another study in rats suggests that supplementing with arginine could help fight inflammation in individuals with obesity, but more research needs to be done in humans to support these results.
While some inflammation is necessary, chronic inflammation may lead to a number of serious diseases.
These include heart disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, and many types of cancer.
Because of this, it’s important to eat plenty of anti-inflammatory foods.
4. Its nutrients have been shown to improve joint health
Collagen is the main protein found in bones, tendons, and ligaments.
During the cooking process, collagen from bones and connective tissue is broken down into another protein called gelatin.
Gelatin contains important amino acids that support joint health.
It contains proline and glycine, which your body uses to build its own connective tissue. This includes tendons, which connect muscles to bones, and ligaments, which connect bones to each other.
Bone broth also contains glucosamine and chondroitin, which are natural compounds found in cartilage.
Multiple studies have found that glucosamine and chondroitin can help decrease joint pain and lessen the symptoms of osteoarthritis.
5. It is weight-loss friendly
Bone broth is typically very low in calories, but it can still satisfy hunger.
Studies have found that eating soup on a regular basis can increase feelings of fullness and may be associated with decreased body weight and belly fat.
What’s more, bone broth is high in protein, which may help improve appetite control, increase weight loss, and maintain lean muscle mass.
6. It may improve sleep and brain function
The amino acid glycine, found in bone broth, may help you relax. Multiple studies have found that glycine helps promote sleep.
One study found that taking 3 grams of glycine before bed significantly improved the quality of sleep in individuals who have difficulty sleeping.
Taking glycine before bed helped participants:
fall asleep faster
maintain a deeper sleep
wake up fewer times throughout the night
This study also found that glycine helped reduce daytime sleepiness and improve mental function and memory.
Therefore, drinking bone broth could have similar benefits.