For starters, bone broth is packed with protein. Because the bones (complete with marrow, collagen and connective tissue) simmer for hours, maybe even days, “the collagen and connective tissue break down, helping boost the protein,” and the result is up to 9 times more protein than traditional stock or soup. Beyond that, this broth, which has been called a magic elixir by many, is thought to have healing properties and the ability to reduce inflammation, increase immunity, aid in digestion, detoxify the liver and nourish the kidneys.