Why? An amino acid called glycine. Beef broth has more glycine than chicken because it is made up primarily of type III collagen. Think of glycine as your gut’s personal assistant.
Glycine fights inflammation in your gut by laying down new connective tissue. This tissue protects the mucosal layer in your stomach, small intestine and GI tract, making you more resilient to inflammatory foods.
Beef for sleep, relaxation and mood-boosting!
Remember glycine, the amino acid I mentioned earlier? Turns out it is also good for helping you relax and sleep. Beef has slightly more glycine than chicken. Although chicken still has lots of glycine too!
Glycine taken before bed improves the quality of your sleep. Researchers think it’s because it decreases your core body temperature, allowing you to shut things down and relax.
Glycine also naturally increases levels of serotonin without increasing dopamine. This is generally a good thing for giving you happy thoughts and allowing you to relax.