Turkey Broth Health Benefits

 
16-Aug-2011 by

With flu season and holidays fast approaching, it’s high time to think about preparing a broth at home. A turkey carcass can serve as a healthy base for an invigorating broth. In fact many people are ignorant about the turkey broth health benefits. Turkey broth can serve as a stock for various soups like the turkey barley soup, etc.  A bowl of turkey broth can enrich you with proteins, niacin, selenium, amino acids, tryptophan and vitamin B6. A turkey broth is also good source of vitamin B12 and zinc and many more.

 

Filled with delicious goodies, the turkey broth offers enormous health benefits especially if you have problem with moods, sleep, flu, etc.

 

Read through this blog to know how a bowl of turkey broth can help you to overcome different health issues.

  • Insomnia: Turkey broth can save you from insomnia – a sleep disorder. The turkey is loaded with an enzyme tryptophan, which calms the brain and induces sleep. This means you can enjoy a golden sleeping pattern by slurping a bowl of turkey broth or adding it to the dishes. Doesn’t it sound interesting?

 

  • Testosterone Booster: Turkey broth and testosterone booster?! Yea, you have heard it right. Turkey broth serves as a good testosterone booster because it is loaded with proteins which are known to improve testosterone levels in the body.  The diet which is low in proteins increases sex –hormone binding globulin (SHBG) levels in the body. The increased levels of SHBG hamper bioactivity of testosterone. The decreased levels of testosterone are known to diminish the sexual function and mass of red blood cells. Lowered testosterone levels also affect the bone health.

 

  • Cancer Promotion: As said before the turkey broth is loaded with tryptophan which is known to boost the immune system and attack cancerous cells. During the absence of tryptophan, body produces T cells, which have comparatively short life span than tryptophan and they perish during apoptosis, thereby making body vulnerable to severe ailments.

 

  • Mood Enhancer: Turkey is enriched with tryptophan, which is a constituent of serotonin. Serotonin is a well-known mood enhancer.

 

  • Lowers Cholesterol: The turkey meat is low in saturated fats and cholesterol. This makes turkey broth a better option than beef broth.

 

  • Boosts Immune System: As said before turkey broth is enriched with tryptophan which is an amazing immune system booster. During a clinical study conducted on mice it was concluded that tryptophan alleviated the symptoms of autoimmune disease.

 

You can experience the health benefits of turkey broth by including it in as many soups and stews as you can. While a bowl of turkey broth can never be a substitute for medicine or doctor, but it does offers a warmth and comfort, which no other medicine can deliver. So, if you are feeling low due to weather, then go for a bowl of turkey broth , relax and enjoy to maximum.

 

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