Bone broth has been a tried and true source of healing nutrients for thousands of years. The tradition is to use the inedible parts of the animal to make a broth usually inluings the feet, skin, bones, ligaments, tendons and marrow. There are some outstanding benefits of bone broth. These benefits change slightly depending on the source of the bones you use but what you are getting is collagen, amino acids and minerals.
Some of the benefits include:
- Improved digestive function – The collagen in bone broth is the single best source of the proteins needed to repair the gut lining. abone broth has been used to help treat IBS, Crohns disease, ulcerative colitis and acid reflux. The compounds in bone broth will help in closing the tiny gaps in what we call leaky gut syndrome, a disorder that has massive implications with autoimmune disorders.
- Reduced allergic reactions – The gelatin in collagen has been shown to reduce peoples; sensitivities to other foods like dairy and gluten.
- Boosts immune system – By healing the gut, the collagen, gelatin and speicific amino acids provide a healing effect on the immune system, reducing symtoms from asthma and a number of autoimmune disorders. Bone broth also increase the beneficial bacteria in the gut which plays a central role in good digestion and immune system balance.
- Improves skin health – Collagen improves the strength, elasticity and smooth appearnace of skin. Providing your body with a steady amount of collagen will keep your skin looking youthful longer. It has also been seen to reduce cellulite.
- Balanced hormones and cellular function – Bone broth is a fantastic source of many minerls that act on cellular function, and as anitoxidants for reduced inflammation and have anti-aging effects.
- Improves cognition – Glycine and other amino acids in collagen help in the production of chemicals and gormones that improve sleep, memory, task performnace and reduce mood disorders like anxiety.
My Super Nutrient Bone Broth Recipe
You can combine bones from different sources to get different types of collagen
- 1-2 Whole chicken remains
- 3 onions peeled and quartered
- 4 garlic cloves smashed
- 3 organic carrots halved
- 3 organic cellery stalks
- 3 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar
- 3 fresh sprigs of thyme
- 3 tsp of freshly ground turmeric
- 1/2 tsp black pepper (helps with the bioavailabilty of the turmeric)
- 3 bay leaves
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 2 small chunks of ginger
- 5-10 organic kale leaves
- 3 tbsp grass fed butter
- enough water to cover everything – I just fill my slow cooker. I add water occasionaly keeping it full to the tippy top.
The kale, turmeric, ginger, grass fed butter and apple cider vinegar add a truck load of micronutrients that aren’t usually in bone broth. Obvioulsy you can add whatever else you like but this is a decent mix of classic and nutrient dense ingredients.
I usually slow cook my broth for 36-48 hours to get the most ut of it. Then I drain the liquid into glass jars and freeze them, thawing one overnight so that I can heat it up and drink it in the morning.
I take a capsule of highly bioavailable curcumin from the company RevGenetics and crack it into each cup of broth I drink. The capsules are 277x more bioavailable than consuming the spice on its own.
Alright, there ya go. Super simple, delicious and one of the best ways you can heal your gut!