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Swap Your Other Beverages for Brodo

Even if you’re sold on the flavor and benefits of bone broth, sometimes you need to figure out how to fit it into your day. An easy way to turn bone broth into a daily habit is to swap your other beverages for a mug of Brodo!

In our hustle culture, we often “reward” ourselves with calorie-laden foods and beverages. That vanilla latte, glass of wine, or diet cola may taste good in the moment, but they often leave you feeling bloated, tired, anxious, and sick in the long run. When you build a habit around them, they can actually do some real damage!

On the contrary, Brodo is a delicious treat that won’t leave you feeling terrible. In fact, forming a bone broth ritual can lead to a whole host of benefits including healing your gut, reducing anxiety, getting to a healthy weight, and more. In even better news, you don’t even have to wait a month before feeling the effects of drinking Brodo. For example if you swap out your nightly glass of wine for a mug of bone broth, you will get better sleep and feel more rested the very next day.

It’s obvious that choosing healthy foods and beverages will be better for you in the long run, but we wanted to answer the question: how does bone broth really compare to the other popular beverages? When you see the numbers, you’ll realize you’ll want to swap your other beverages for bone broth!

The Beverages

Brodo is different

Have you ever heard someone say, “Don’t talk to me until I’ve had my coffee”? It’s most often said in jest, but talk to any barista and you’ll realize there’s a lot of truth in those words. Coffee dependency is considered normal, but it doesn’t have to be your normal! Swapping out your morning vanilla latte for a mug of Brodo can do wonders for your health (and it may benefit those around you as well!).

Vanilla Latte (8 oz.)

Brodo (8 oz.)

  • 130 calories
  • 28g sugar
  • 170 mg caffeine
  • 4g fat
  • 7g protein
  • Can leave you feeling jittery
  • 95 calories per 8 oz.
  • 0g sugar
  • Caffeine-free
  • 0g fat
  • 10g protein
  • Gives you calm energy
Building healthy habits

Red Wine (5 oz.)

Brodo (8 oz.)

We at Brodo can appreciate a nice glass of wine at dinner on special occasions, but making a habit of drinking a glass of wine (or two) can be detrimental to your health. We’ve all heard the argument that wine provides antioxidants and that a glass of wine is good for you, but the research is in that no amount of alcohol is beneficial.

  • 15.6g alcohol
  • 125 calories
  • Can interfere with sleep
  • Can cause a hangover
  • Is an addictive substance
  • Alcohol-free
  • 60 calories
  • Helps you sleep
  • Wake up feeling well-rested and alert
  • Not addictive but once you start drinking it you won’t want to stop!
Hands cupping a mug of broth

Reaching for a diet soda may seem like a reasonable choice because it contains no calories or sugar because it’s sweetened with aspartame. Yet there are studies that link aspartame to weight gain, increased appetite, diabetes, metabolic derangement and obesity-related diseases. In addition to aspartame, diet cola also typically contains some questionable ingredients including phosphoric acid, potassium benzoate, and “caramel color.” On the other hand, Brodo does contain a small amount of calories but it’s also very nutrient-dense and prevents you from snacking on junk food.

Diet Cola, 8 oz.

Brodo, 8 oz.

  • 0 calories
  • 0g protein
  • 30mg caffeine
  • Linked to higher cancer risk
  • Linked to weight gain and obesity-related issues
  • Makes you feel hungry
healthy morning brodo recipe

This one may surprise some people, but we would at least encourage you to do a double take of that cup of orange juice you drink with your eggs. To be clear, we are not debating the nutritional value of whole fruits. They contain vitamins, minerals, and many of them provide a healthy amount of of antioxidants and fiber. However, the fiber in fruit is one of the crucial elements of fruits that make them healthy. When separated from the pulp/fiber, what you’re left with is the juice which contains a ton of sugar. In some cases fruit juice contains more sugar than soda! Think about this – you’d need to juice 3 apples to get one cup of apple juice. You’d never eat three apples in one sitting.

Apple Juice, 8 oz.

Brodo, 8 oz.

  • 110 calories
  • 24g sugar
  • 26g carbohydrates
  • 0g protein
  • Typically fortified with vitamins to make it look “healthy”
  • 60 calories
  • 0g sugar
  • 5g carbohydrates
  • 10g protein
  • No powders or additives of any kind

If you don’t see your (other) favorite beverage on the list, a quick Google search can pull up the nutritional info for your fizzy water, sweet tea, energy drink, or any other beverage you may keep on rotation. Remember to look beyond the calorie count – check for caffeine, alcohol, preservatives, and artificial sweeteners. Then head on over to any Brodo product page to compare. Whatever you choose to look at, you’ll likely be better off to swap your other beverages for bone broth!


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