If you are taking your health seriously, adding in bone broth to your daily diet is a crucial step. Bone broth is super high in collagen, which your body uses to keep your joints healthy as well as heaps of essential minerals to keep your body in peak performance.
Benefits of Bone Broth
• Bone broth reduces joint pain and inflammation
• The gelatin found in bone broth attracts and holds liquids, including digestive juices, which supports proper digestion
• Amino acids such as glycine, proline, and arginine in bone broth all have anti-inflammatory effects
• Contains high amounts of calcium, magnesium, and other nutrients for healthy bone formation
• If you’re fighting off a cold or the flu, home made bone broth is excellent for speeding healing and recuperation from illness.
• A powerful food as it’s easily digestible, helps heal the lining of your gut, and contains valuable nutrients that promote healing throughout your body.
• Promotes healthy hair and nail growth, thanks to the gelatin in the broth
The Healing Benefits of Bone Broth for Your Gut
Bone broth is a staple of the GAPS Diet, which is based on the Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) principles developed by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride.
The GAPS diet is often used to treat children with autism and other disorders rooted in gut dysfunction, but just about anyone with allergies or less than optimal gut health can benefit from it, as it is designed to heal leaky gut.
If your gut is leaky or permeable, partially undigested food, toxins, viruses, yeast, and bacteria have the opportunity to pass through your intestine and access your bloodstream; this is known as leaky gut.
Leaky gut is the root of many allergies and autoimmune disorders.
How To Make a GOOD Bone Broth
While this recipe calls for lengthy simmering (about 12-72 hours), the actual preparation time is very short.
You will need
A BIG stock pot or slow cooker/crock pot
Bones – beef marrow bones, trotters, fish heads, chicken feet or other bones to fill your pot
Apple cider vinegar
Vegetables – whole carrots, celery, onion, garlic, leeks, herbs, greens (what ever is in season)
How to make your own stock or broth
Roast the beef or chicken bones until any meat on them are starting to go golden.
Place all the bones in a pot and cover with filtered water. Add 1 cup of apple cider vinegar (more if you are using a massive pot, go by taste)
Simmer for 12 – 24 hours topping up the water as necessary.
Add vegetables and simmer for 3-4 more hours.
Strain in to jars and place in the refrigerator, or pressure can for later.
The longer you simmer the bones, the more minerals you will get in your broth.
Add sea salt to taste and drink the broth as is or store in fridge up to 5 to 7 days or freezer up to 6 months for use in soups or stews.