This is not a food/diet blog. But some of the latest health trends are so weird and so kooky that I wanted to get the facts on them and share them with you. This is by no means encouragement to try them. (Though if you do, please report back!)
Here are two out there ways people are reforming their eating:
1. People are putting butter in their coffee. WHY? (Editor’s note: these people totally all live in LA).
The Short Answer: The theory is butter’s high-fat content will slow the time it takes for your body to metabolize the coffee’s caffeine and give you more energy. This is dubbed “bulletproof coffee” and you’re meant to use organic, grass-fed, free-range happy butter or ghee. More information here.
2. Bone broth is the new juice cleanse. (Editor’s note: Isn’t all broth that’s not veggie broth made from bones? What are we even talking about here?)
The Short Answer: As per HuffPo: It’s exactly what it sounds like: “broth made by boiling poultry, beef or fish bones until they break down. They can be boiled for as little as four hours or as long as 48.” The bones have collagen and other elements that are meant to make your hair shiny and your skin glow.
The gelatin in the bones is meant to soothe digestive issues. The Washington Post digs in here on all of the benefits of a bone soup diet. A writer at Jezebel did a soup cleanse and documented it here.
Has anyone tried any of these? Or anything like this? I did a one-day juice cleanse, once.
PS I am heading to the Berkshires this weekend for a yoga retreat! See ya Monday!