All About Bone Broth

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Bone broth is quickly becoming a very popular trend in the health and fitness world. People are drinking it to lose weight, improve their skin and even help nourish their joints.

But what exactly is bone broth?

In short, bone broth is a nutritious stock made from simmering animal bones and its connective tissues. Using an acid, like vinegar or even lemon juice, the acid helps to break down the collagen and tissue, leaving you with a quite tasty and nutritious liquid commonly used in sauces and soups.

Bone broth can be made from any animal bones, but the most popular sources are chicken, turkey, lamb, pig, beef, wild game like deer, and even fish. Any marrow or connective tissue can be used to make the broth; this includes beaks, feet, gizzards, spines, hooves and legs, hocks, whole carcasses or fins.

Reasons to Start Drinking Bone Broth: Aside from promoting weight loss, bone broth has several other amazing benefits. As explained by Health and Wellness writer, Sally Fallon: “Stock contains minerals in a form the body can absorb easily—not just calcium but also magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulfur and trace minerals. It contains the broken down material from cartilage and tendons–stuff like chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine, now sold as expensive supplements for arthritis and joint pain.”

Heal/Seal That Gut: According to holistic nutrition coach/founder of Healthful Elements, Jill Grunewald; just a cup of bone broth a day works miracles for leaky gut syndrome. The gelatin in the bone broth helps to seal up any holes that may be in your intestines. This can help cure chronic diarrhea, constipation, and even some of those annoying food intolerances.

Protect Your Joints: It turns out that bone broth contains glucosamine. Unlike your typical glucosamine pills that you may pick up from your local pharmacy, this broth also includes a lot of other nutrients that will help to keep your joints pain free and healthy. The chondroitin sulfate in bone broth has been shown to even help prevent osteoarthritis.

Immune Support: Thanks to its high concentration of minerals, bone broth is considered to be a superfood. The amino acids in bone broth such as arginine, glutamine, and cysteine, have been shown to boost immunity in humans and even animals! A study conducted at Harvard University showed that individuals who dealt with auto-immune disorders experienced a relief of their symptoms when drinking bone broth, some even achieving a complete remission.

Stronger Bones: The phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium seeps out from the bones and into the broth leaving you with the essentials perfect for healthy bones.

Bottom Line: In addition to these benefits, Bone broth contains a number of healthy and beneficial nutrients, and the gelatin the broth contains has additional side-effects, such as stronger and healthier nails, joint-pain relief, lowers blood sugar levels, improves your sleep, and can even normalize stomach acid.

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35 comments on “All About Bone Broth”

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    does anyone recommend roasting the bones prior to making the broth? Or would that alter the nutrition benefits?

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      I wouldn’t recommend roasting the bones. If you want to reduce the fat content in the broth it is better to boil the bones first for a little bit, then get rid of that broth by pouring it out. Do a second boil of the same bones and your broth will be a lot lighter and you will also boil out all of the bad chemicals that seep out of the meat and such. Second boil tends to be healthier choice, I have been doing this for ages. You can probably find more stuff on youtube or something, each person does theirs differently.

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        hi sasha! Thank you! Around How long do you recommend doing the first boil?

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          No problem! Time depends on the meat and what kind of broth you are after. Try this link and see how it works: https://foodiologie.com/2011/01/16/soup-stocks/ (here they pre-boil just a bit)

          Basically if you want slightly lighter soup then I would recommend the pre-boil. It is up to you. But the flavor might be lost a little bit. Good luck!

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            Thank you Sasha!!!!

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        I make my bone broth in the crock pot. It’s super simple because you just add your ingredients and let it simmer. If it’s too fatty or greasy for my tastes, I simply divide it into freezer bags for storage and then put them in the fridge overnight. The fat congeals at the top. I scoop it off with a spoon and then stick them in the freezer if I’m not planning on consuming them immediately. You can also store it in mason jars in the fridge. Works the same way. Hope this helps!

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ZUZKA!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Hello everyone, I am new here. Thank you for sharing the blog. It is really interesting one.

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    For Vietnamese, we called this “Pho” or any other soup that we make since it requires the bones to be boil for at least 4 hours. While boiling the bone, I would recommend throwing in a chop up daikon and some herbs like cinnamon stick, star anise, coriander… to flavor the broth up a little bit. You can eat the daikon afterward too. It is delicious!

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