FIVE HEALTH BENEFITS OF BONE BROTH
By Rebecca Jacobs
Have you heard of the new health craze? I’ll bet you didn’t expect it to be making and drinking bone broth. Not only is bone broth cropping up in food regimens like Paleo style diets, its being consumed by people concerned with improving their digestive systems and immune health. Drinking bone broth may seem a little far-fetched to you, but after you hear about all of its health benefits, you may want to whip up a batch yourself and starting drinking it regularly. Here they are:
Bone Broth Can Heal a Damaged Digestive System
The amazing thing about bone broth is that it is able to heal the holes found in the stomach of anyone who suffers with leaky gut. Bone broth can also help anyone who has chronic stomach distress such as constipation, diarrhea, or even food intolerances.
Bone Broth Can Improve Skin Health
Due to the collagen in bone broth, drinking it can make your hair, skin, and nails healthier and stronger. Try doing this regularly for a more youthful looking appearance.
Bone Broth Can Boost Immunity
Since bone broth is able to heal the digestive system, it can also boost your immune system. With a strong digestive system, comes a strong immune system. Bone broth is also very high in amino acids and minerals, which are all necessary to boost overall immunity.
Bone Broth Can Help Those with Achy Joints
Drinking bone broth can be as beneficial as taking a glucosamine supplement, since bone broth contains a high amount of glucosamine. If you have achy joints or arthritis try drinking bone broth to soothe the pain.
Bone Broth Can Promote Sleep
Since bone broth contains glycine, an amino acid, it helps induce sleep. Glycine has been known to help promote restful sleep. If you suffer from sleep issues, try heating up a cup of bone broth before bed to get a healthy dose of glycine to send you off to dreamland.
Are you ready to get started making bone broth a regular part of your diet? Try making the basic bone broth recipe below, or spice it up with any herbs and spices you desire.
Basic Bone Broth Recipe
Recipe from Dr. Mercola (1)
4 pounds beef marrow and knuckle bones
2 pounds meaty bones such as short ribs
½ cup raw apple cider vinegar
4 quarts filtered water
3 celery stalks, halved
3 carrots, halved
3 onions, quartered
Handful of fresh parsley
Place the bones in a slow cooker or crockpot, and add the apple cider vinegar and water. Let this mixture sit for one hour to be sure that the apple cider vinegar leaches all of the minerals out of the bones and into the water.
Add more water if needed to cover the bones, and add the vegetables.
Bring the vegetables and bones to a boil, and skim off the top layer. Discard.
Reduce to a low simmer, cover, and cook for one whole day.
During the last 10 minutes of cooking, you can toss in a handful of fresh parsley to boost the flavor and add extra nutritional value.
After the broth cools, strain it through a thin mesh strainer into glass jars.
Store in the fridge for up to five days or make into soups and freeze.
Recources : 1 http://recipes.mercola.com/bone-broth-recipe.aspx
Rebecca Jacobs is a holistic nutritionist who believes in a non-traditional approach to achieving health goals. She understands that everyone’s journey is different, and she is aware that one size does not fit all. Some of Rebecca’s areas of interest include detoxification, weight loss, kidney health, food sensitivities, and digestive health.
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