Are you familiar with the benefits of bone broth?
Today, an increasing amount of the people struggle with digestive problems such as IBS, IBD, Leaky gut syndrome, Dysbiosis and chronic constipation and bloating. The cause for most of these conditions are linked to poor dietary choices, alcohol and processed sugar consumption, antibiotic an oral contraception usage, nutrient deficiencies, food allergies and intolerances and stress.
Overcoming any medical conditions, particularly digestive conditions has to start with healing the gut lining, and there’s no better way to start than consuming bone broth.
Bone broth is high in minerals that support the immune system and contains healing nutrients such as collagen, glutamine, glycine and proline.
The collagen in bone broth assists in healing the gut lining and reduces intestinal inflammation. In addition, collagen supports healthy skin and can help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Glycine, which is also find in bone broth can help eliminate harmful chemicals and substances from your cells.
Consuming bone broth can assist with the following:
- healing and soothing the gut lining
- promote fat loss by increasing the production of HGH (human growth hormone)
- help with blood sugar and insulin levels
- high in nutrients, vitamins and minerals
- assist in the management of healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels
- improving weight loss and helping with weight maintenance
- helps protect joints as it is a great source of natural collagen and gelatin
I love drinking hot bone broth because it is not only tasty, but it is also very filling despite its low-calorie content.
I highly recommend it to my clients, especially those suffering from joint pain and aches, and digestive problems, such as IBS, dysbiosis, leaky gut syndrome, Coeliac disease or SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth).
Bone broth can help heal and seal the gut lining, which is critical for eliminating stomach issues such as bloating.
Bone broth is also very high in essential minerals, it enhances immunity, as well as helps strengthen hair, skin and nails because it contains high amounts of collagen.
It is also really easy to make, all you need is a big pot or a slow cooker.
As a matter of fact I have a batch cooking as I’m writing this post. Yum!
Serving size: 1 cup
- bones from grass-fed, pastured animals
or the carcass of a free-range chicken
- Vegetables of choice: onions, garlic, celery, carrots
- water (1.5-3 Litres, depending how big your pot is)
- salt, pepper to taste
- optional spices: cumin, majoram, thyme, oregano pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1-2 tsp tumeric powder
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- slow cooker (or large pot)
- Chop the vegetables (leave them quite thick) and place them in the crock-pot or large pot along with the bones.
- Cover with water, add the spices and vinegar (this help release the minerals from the bones).
- If using a slow cooker (crockpot) cook at low temperature for at least 12 hours. Chicken can cook for up to 24 hours, beef for 48 hours. If cooking the broth in a large stock pot: Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Skim off the scum, and turn down the heat to maintain a low simmer. Cook, covered, for 12 to 24 hours, or until the bones are soft, checking occasionally and adding more water if needed to keep the bones and vegetables covered.
- Let cool down and drain, then portion out and keep in the fridge.
- Drink it by the cup or use it for preparing sauces and soups. I like to freeze some and heat it up when needed!
RECOMMENDED DOSAGE: I recommend consuming 1 cup, one-two times daily as a soup, snack or hot beverage. The best time to consume it is upon waking every morning.
FREEZE IT. Broth can be refrigerated for 4 to 5 days. For extended storage, it should be frozen. It’s convenient to freeze it in 1 or 2 cup portions in BPA-free plastic containers for easy use in recipes.
USES: This broth can be used in any soups, gravies, or any recipes calling for chicken broth. It also can be drunk as is for a healthy supplement to your diet.