What is bone broth?
What the @&*$ is bone broth and why is everyone talking about it and its medicinal benefits. First, bone broth is simply stock! Chicken or beef bones are usually used although you can use venison/lamb/pig etc. They are simmered for over 24 hours or more along with vegetables/herbs etc. The more gelatinous the broth, the more nourishing it is. Simmering the broth breaks down the bones and bone marrow releasing calcium, phosphorus, collagen, cartilage, glucosamine, silicon, chondroitin, and essential acids including proline, glycine and glutamine.
The benefits of bone broth include:
Reduction in joint pain and inflammation– because of the chondroitin and glucosamine
Inhibits infection—“Jewish penicillin”–it apparently activates macrophages/natural killer cells/ B- lymphocytes etc that are important in the immune response to colds/viruses.
Fights inflammation–with the essential amino acids. glycine, proline and arginine all have anti-inflammatory effects.
Promotes strong bones –because of the calcium and magnesium –collagen provides the lattice-work for mineral deposition to build strong and flexible bones
Promotes healthy hair and nail growth– this is from all the gelatin in the broth–there is even some thought that it can eliminate cellulite
There is an excellent interview here by Kaayla Daniel, PhD, CCN whom has studied “broth” for over 20 years.
Now—the quality of the soup is only equivalent to the components that you put in it–are the vegetables organic? Are you using bones from pastured animals etc. So if you are making it yourself (the cheapest way) it is very important that you use quality, organic, non-processed ingredients.
I am now drinking bone broth for its primary benefit of healing leaky gut! I have made my own bone broth which isn’t difficult but it is time-consuming for busy working families.
I recently ordered some bone broth from Lance Roll “The Flavor Chef” that I really love.
Buy your own bone broth HERE! —The Brothery.com
If you are interested in making your own bone broth—let me know in the comments below and I will post some good recipes! It is much cheaper and as you know “chicken soup is good for the soul!”
I just found a new place to buy bone broth! KETTLE AND FIRE