Yes bone broth is the master drink! If you are part of my online and free community, you know this already since I talk about bone broth all the time.
I’d never have imagined in my life that I’d fall in love with a soup made from bones.
I guess you can say I have quite the crush on this rich, golden liquid that fills my cup some mornings to replace my coffee! It makes me feel wonderful inside and out. I know it does my body some real good and it tastes awesome so … why not?
There was a time, not long ago, when bone broth was a part of just about every meal we consumed as it provided the base for soups, gravies, and stews. Unfortunately, with the disappearance of the local butcher as well as the invention and convenience of processed foods, the art of making bone broth became a lost art and disappeared from our daily lifestyle. These days, very few of us even know what it is, or why we should be consuming it.
So today I thought I’d share with you my own Top 3 reasons why Bone Broth is the Master Drink and should be part of everyone’s lifestyle.
Reason #1: Bone Broth Makes Your Joints Feel as smooth as hot knife in butter.
Bone broth is loaded with glucosamine. Yep, those supplements that seemingly everyone is taking for joint health. Bone broth is real food supplementation. When you consume broth, you also get chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, etc.
What’s more – the glucosamine we get from bone broth is resistant to digestion and is absorbed intact as opposed to supplementation which depends on the integrity of the individual’s digestive system.
It’s truly powerful stuff!
Reason #2: Bone Broth Makes Your Hair, Skin, and Nails sooo much better.
I know people who in a quest for a youthful appearance will pay top dollar for products that boost collagen — you know the little jars of creams for women. Collagen found in bone broth is the same and ever a better form of collagen which is also the main constituent of hair, skin, and nails. Soft nails anyone? As we age, production of collagen declines and we start to see the outward signs of aging. Collagen from bone broth is better absorbed by the body…greater bioavailibity: Your body knows how to process it better than in a cream therefore you get better results!
Did you know that eating the skin of your chicken will also give you a load of collagen?
Reason #3: Bone Broth Heals Your Gut!
One of the most vital nutrients for healing the gut is gelatin. Yep, the stuff that makes the Jell-O jiggle. There was a time when gelatin was the most studied nutrient under the sun for all of its healing virtues. Times have certainly changed.
To make a long story short, the intestinal lining is supposed to be permeable in order for nutrients to pass through. However, this lining can become too permeable due to lifestyle factors such as poor diet, stress, long-term contraceptive use, as well as bacterial and fungal overgrowth. Just think of poking huge holes in your window screens at home.
This is how leaky gut or gut hyper permeability works. Undigested food particles can slip through the gut lining and pass directly into the bloodstream. When this happens, the immune system freaks out and starts attacking the very foods you eat — we call these food sensitivities.
What does bone broth have to do with any of this? Well, the gelatin in bone broth spackles the excess holes in the gut lining, so to speak. It’s quite the handyman, and should be part of any gut-healing protocol.
So I hope I gave you good enough reasons as to why bone broth should be part of your daily food intake…I know I will NEVER go back!
- 2 medium carrots, chopped
- 2 medium celery stalks, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 8 gloves garlic, smashed
- 2 lbs. fatty chicken, turkey bones or beef bones
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- herbs of choice
- 2 tbsp. raw apple cider vinegar
- 4-5 quarts of filtered water
- Take the chopped vegetables and place at the bottom of your pot or slow cooker (your choice of vessel).
- Add in the bones.
- Sprinkle with the sea salt and herbs (if desired) and drizzle with the apple cider vinegar on top of the bones.
- Add the smashed garlic on top of the bones.
- Add the filtered water to cover everything in the vessel or slow cooker.
- Simmer on the lowest setting for 12 hours.
- Strain the broth after the cooking and discard the solids.
- You are ready to drink your broth. You can keep in the fridge for a week or so or in the freezer for up to 6 months.