Get All The Benefits Of Bone Broth–In A To Go Cup!

Bone broth or liquid gold?

Drinking bone broth offers many health benefits. Want a better digestive system? Drink some bone broth. Something to help ease the joint pain? Drink bone broth! When added to a health diet the health benefits of bone broth are endless.

nona lim broth cup with leaves in the background
One great cup with so many health benefits!

Bone broth’s inflammation reducing qualities come from the high amount amino acids in every cup. These special acids provide glycine which helps you sleep better, can reduce inflammation, increase stomach health, and can even aid a healthy weight-loss routine. 

In addition to keeping your stomach healthy, the high protein content decreases hunger cravings. No more late-night snacks full of empty calories!

Bone broth is also pumped full of collagen! Have wrinkles? This nutrient-dense liquid does wonders for the body and wonders for your look! Collagen has been known to fight the signs of aging it keeps you looking, and feeling, younger longer!

With all the vitamins, nutrients, and amino acids, no wonder we call it “liquid gold.”

Bone Broth Has Been Known To

  1. Boost Immunity – Studies have shown that bone broth boosts immunity in humans and animals.
  2. Fight Inflammation – Amino acids such as cystine, histidine, and glycine, reduce inflammation.
  3. Build Muscle – The amino acids found in bone broth can stimulate muscle protein synthesis.
  4. Strengthen Bones & Teeth – Bone broth provides all the necessary vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, protein, magnesium, vitamin D, zinc, and more, for bone health and formation. 
  5. Improve Hydration – Electrolytes and carbohydrates from vegetables added to bone broth can rehydrate better than water alone.
  6. Improve Mood – When your gut is happy, then you are happy. Bone broth supports a healthy gut biome. The broth reduces gut inflammation and fosters more healthy bacteria. When the gut is healthy, it sends happy signals to the brain, elevating your mood.
  7. Fight Aging – The collagen from the bone reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and promotes healthier hair, skin, and stronger nails. 

These are just some of the benefits that bone broth offers. The list goes on! However, it is difficult to get good quality broth without some effort. We think we found something good in Nona Lim.

Nona Lim offers a variety of easy to heat and sip bone broths!

If you know anything about bone broth, you probably also know the amount of time it takes to make. Roasting and boiling bones to draw out the flavor and nutrients can take hours! And while it is definitely worth the wait, there is a better way to reap the benefits!

If you don’t have 10+ hours to steep good broth, we have found the perfect thing- Nona Lims Heat & Sip Cups. 

Our team snagged a few different broth flavors from Nona Lim, a company providing bone broth cups. The company’s owner found inspiration in her Asian heritage, using fresh, high-quality ingredients to bring the magic of bone broth to people who don’t have the time to make it themselves. 

Nona Lim Reviews:

The Ease

Need a snack? Or in a time crunch and need something warm? These Nona Lim soup cups are what you are looking for. 

The recyclable (or reusable) cup is environmentally friendly and easy to hold. The design resembles a coffee cup and lid with a cardboard sleeve, making it easy to hold in one hand and sip.

It’s a simple process to enjoy:

  • First, you shake up the contents in the cup. 
  • Then you remove the lid and seal. 
  •  Microwave for 3 minutes.

3 minutes and done! Place the lid back on the cup, let it cool, and then begin enjoying the benefits of delicious bone broth!

to-go cup of nona lim bone broth
No need for a spoon! Just heat and sip!

The Taste

The company offers 8 different soup flavors, and 4 of them are bone broth. We tried 3 flavors: Ginseng Chicken Bone Broth, Turmeric Chicken Bone Broth, and Shiitake Beef Bone Broth.

And we did find a company favorite. The Turmeric Chicken Bone Broth was most loved by everyone. This flavor contained a great set of simple organic ingredients: chicken bone broth, water, goji berries, ginger, kosher salt, and turmeric. It was the perfect balance of spices, not overwhelming at all. One coworker stated it was “full-bodied and the most flavorful.” It definitely left us wanting more. 

The company prides itself on using the best ingredients without additives or preservatives, and it shows.

The Rates

When it comes to the ease and comfort of these cups, everyone agreed they were convenient. 

taste testers for broth in an office
Bottom line? Nona Lim is a tasty addition to a cupboard, but maybe not so much for the wallet.

While the bone broth was great by itself, everyone agreed it would make a fantastic soup base, adding more ingredients like fresh carrots, garlic, and noodles to enhance the benefits (and the tastiness).

The consensus was that it was a bit costly in organic for an every day addition but definitely worth it once in a while. Luckily we later learned that Nona Lim can be found at more affordable retailers, like Walmart,  for a much better price that makes these cups a no brainer!

It was amazing to discover that bone broth had so many benefits for your joints, aids in sleep, promotes weight loss, and more. Everyone wants to be healthier quicker and Nona Lim’s broth can help.

Is Your Elevation Mask Actually Ruining Your Workout?

You might have seen someone at your local gym wearing a mask that looks like Bane from the movie Batman, and wondered, “what is going on? Are they wearing this mask to look cool? What does it do? Are they training for

Training Mask
black athlete wearing mask working out in a gym

something intense?” The masks are called elevation training masks, and people claim that it helps their performance, speed, and endurance with usage. The mask covers your mouth and nose and is supposed to be equivalent to high altitude training. It will cost you almost $100 for the mask. There are some mixed reviews about it, but does it actually work, and is it worth the money?

Caucasian man standing at the top of a mountain peak.
Training in higher altitudes will boost performance levels when returning to sea level.

Higher Altitude Training

High altitudes have less oxygen in the air, making it thinner, and harder to breathe. When it is harder to breathe, there is less blood oxygenation. Running in these conditions is believed to increase your hemoglobin, which is another word for red blood cell count. When you get a boost to your red blood cell count, it also temporarily boosts your performance. This performance boost occurs when you leave the higher altitude (a mountain), and go back to sea level (where you live). 

Do The Masks Work?

Not really. In order to get a performance boost from higher altitude training, it takes weeks, or even months to achieve the boost. People have stated that after they wore the mask and trained at the gym, when they took it off, breathing was easier. But this concept would be the same for anything constricting your breathing while running, naturally you feel better when freed. There is no evidence of these masks increasing your hemoglobin. 

The mask may help you breathe better, but wearing it can cause you to faint due to the restriction. There is no clear evidence of the mask improving your athletic ability. And when it comes to lifting with the mask, it should not be done. The shallow breaths you take from the mask will not allow you to focus on the lift, or control the lift. You should be breathing in sync with each portion of the lift. The elevation mask will most likely hurt this workout, rather

Caucasian man's legs on the groun and arms on a barbell with weights.
Using an elevation training mask while lifting can cause negative consequences such as faintness.

than improve it. 

Should You Get One?

Always consult with your doctor before considering something new in your workout, especially one that restricts your breathing. If you have heart problems, or high blood pressure, then you should not use an elevation training mask. These masks only restrict the influx of oxygen to your lungs, and endurance training is not limited by the amount of air you get, rather the amount of oxygen in that air. The masks failed to show the same results as actual high altitude training in many studies performed with different groups. Long answer short, no you should save your money and not invest in one of these masks. The most it can do is increase endurance and strength of your respiratory muscles, but the overall take away is it will not boost your performance levels. The elevation masks do not increase your red blood cell count, and they should not be worn while lifting weights. It can only harm you in this instance. Save your money and use it on a personal trainer or supplements instead.

How To Cut Down On Sodium

Usually we are unaware of how much salt we consume in a day. Around 75% of the things we eat already have salt in it, even things like bread, and cereal. It is important to keep an eye on our salt intake in order to prevent any serious health conditions. High sodium intake can cause high blood pressure, water retention, and can lead to heart disease. Everything is good in moderation, and salt is no different. The problem is that most of us do not realize exactly how much salt we consume or what to do about it. We have compiled a few helpful tips to help you keep track of how much salt you are actually eating, and how to cut down if you realize you’re getting way too much!


When cooking, we throw in a handful of salt or a pinch here and there out of habit. Sometimes the amount of salt we add is a lot more than needed and in the long run will hurt our bodies. There are many different seasonings that can be used to bring flavor to our food that are not as harmful to your health and help cut down on salt. Fresh herbs can be used on vegetables and meat such as garlic and ginger, both are beneficial to your health. Ginger and garlic can lower your blood pressure, fight infections, help you lose weight, and is anti-inflammatory.


When you are out shopping for foods, it is important to check the milligrams of sodium on label. Compare labels and try to cut the salt by choosing cereals, condiments, and snacks that have lower salt. Ham and packaged meats can be high in salt, as well as fish, so try to stay away from them as much as possible, go for the fresh options instead. Canned foods and sauces can be high in sodium too, so keep an eye on those as well. Buying products with less salt doesn’t necessarily mean less taste. Fresher ingredients give you the opportunity to adjust ingredients, try new flavors, and experiment with new cooking styles introducing you to meals you may not have tried before, and giving you body a much better balance of nutrients.

Eating Out

A lot of food that is made at restaurants or fast food places can be full of sodium because they are made of frozen and ready made ingredients. When eating out try to opt for a fresh salad, this is much better for your digestive system, has less frozen ingredients, and will cut down on the amount of unnecessary chemicals and sodium you are taking in. Even salads can have unnecessary amounts of salt if you are not careful, be mindful of salad dressings, and extra toppings they can be full of salt and fat. If you feel the need for pasta or a burger, there are ways to make it healthier. You can limit the condiments on burgers that are full of salt, and stick to cheese and vegetables. With pasta, choose a healthier tomato sauce instead of alfredo, and add vegetables to the pasta. If ordering a sandwich, go for something other than ham because it is generally full of salt, try something like grilled chicken with vegetables.

Our kidneys have a hard time trying to keep up with the amount of salt we take in on a daily basis. The body ends up holding the water in, increasing blood volume, which in the end forces our hearts to pump harder. Over time, the work the heart has to put in can lead to high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. High blood pressure is the leading cause of heart disease. It is very important to examine the our salt intake every day to avoid these issues. All it takes are a few simple switches to turn a high sodium meal into a healthier choice, and we do not have to miss out on flavor while doing so. We only have one heart, so we should try to keep it as healthy as possible.