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More than half the protein is contained in the animal skin, bones and connective tissue, and the other large amount of protein is in the muscle meat and the organ meat. But as an adult you do not need a lot of muscle meat as you are not growing any more and tryptophan, an amino acid found in high amounts in the muscles of the animal, is needed for growth not maintenance. As adults we only need tiny amounts of tryptophan to convert into niacin amide, vitamin B3. Often excess tryptophan converts to serotonin, a chemical that is inflammatory.
The gelatin found in the connective tissues of animals is high in glycine and proline, and other amino acids that are anti inflammatory and very calming and healing. This is why connective tissue and broth were eaten traditionally in all cultures. It is smart and wise to eat the whole animal as there is a natural balance between all parts of the animal.
Read on to find out how to make broth.