• LaurenWallace

Bone Broth Benefits (Digestion, Arthritis, wrinkles, and Cellulite?!)

Updated: Mar 15



Bone. Broth. Is. AMAZING. Seriously, I don't even know what else to say. Bone broth is something that my family makes at least once a week, and I am a HUGE believer in. Even my kids love to help make (and eat) it. I grew up in a waste-not household that taught us the importance of growing our own food, raising our own meat, and farm-to-table healthy eating. My moms side of the family hunted, fished, and had honey and fruit trees. My dads side raised fish and chickens. Naturally, we traded rabbit and our garden-fresh produce for eggs, beef, chicken, fish, and anything else we needed. We spent the spring planting, summers growing, and fall harvesting, canning, and freezing. We wasted nothing. Even the scraps that our rabbits wouldn't eat, went into the compost behind the barn and was used for fertilizer for the garden.


I remember clearly, every time mom made chicken (or rabbit) growing up, it was a whole bird, slow cooked all day with onions, celery, and carrots, and served with a side of garden fresh vegetables. After dinner, mom would save the leftover broth, bits of chicken, and cooked vegetables, and turn it into chicken noodle soup for dinner the next day. I remember that it was brown and gelatinous when it was cold and that my brother would call it "blood jello" just to freak my younger brothers out. Good times, right? haha! On a serious note though- what we didn't know back then was that we were actually consuming the "newly revolutionary bone broth" all the time. Looking back its funny- It's true what they say about ancient practices and tradition. You really can't beat it.


In lieu of our Bone broth blog hitting 5,000 views we decided to share another article highlighting the benefits of Bone broth, from our favorite expert- Dr. Josh Axe. I hope you all enjoy this article as much as I did.


-Lauren


p.s. when I make my bone broth, I always add half a squeezed meyer lemon, a whole clemintine (cut in half),1 tbs Himalayan pink salt, 1 tbs whole peppercorn, 2 tablespoons of ground turmeric, 1 tbs fresh ginger, a sprig of fresh rosemary, and a few sprigs of fresh thyme. It's delicious.


By Dr. Josh Axe, DC, DMN, CNS

August 25, 2020

Original Page Source Here.


"For thousands of years, there have been traditional foods like fermented vegetables and cultured dairy that have been touted for their health benefits, but one common healing food that is now being recognized for its incredible health benefits is bone broth. It’s so trendy that it’s a staple of the Paleo diet, and even bone broth shops exist now!

Indeed, bone broth benefits are numerous and extensive. To make it even better, there are many different kinds of bone broths (chicken, beef, fish, powder and more) that you can make, all bringing new health benefits to the table.

With that in mind, let me share a few ancient secrets with you on what makes bone broth benefits so remarkable and explain exactly what is bone broth.


What Is Bone Broth?


Chicken soup isn’t just good for the soul. There’s a reason that it’s prescribed by doctors and mothers alike when you feel under the weather.

All bone broths — beef, chicken, fish, lamb and more — are staples in the traditional diets of every culture and the basis of all fine cuisine. They’re also now a staple in the Paleo diet and the keto diet. That’s because bone broths are nutrient-dense, easy to digest, rich in flavor and boost healing.

Bone broth or stock was a way our ancestors made use of every part of an animal. Bones and marrow, skin and feet, tendons and ligaments that you can’t eat directly can be boiled and then simmered over a period of days. This simmering causes the bones and ligaments to release healing compounds like collagen, proline, glycine and glutamine that have the power to transform your health.

Nutrition researchers Sally Fallon and Kaayla Daniel of the Weston A. Price Foundation explain that bone broths contain minerals in forms that your body can easily absorb:

  • calcium

  • magnesium

  • phosphorus

  • silicon

  • sulphur

  • and others

They contain chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine, the compounds sold as pricey supplements to reduce inflammation, arthritis and joint pain.

A study of chicken soup (broth) conducted by the University of Nebraska Medical Center wondered what it was in the soup that made it so beneficial for colds and flu. Researchers found that the amino acids that were produced when making chicken stock reduced inflammation in the respiratory system and improved digestion.

Also, research proves it can also boost the immune system and heal disorders like allergies, asthma and arthritis.

But it’s important to understand that most store-bought “stock and “broth” today aren’t “real.” Instead, companies use lab-produced meat flavors in bouillon cubes, soup and sauce mixes. Also, manufacturers began using monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is recognized as a meat flavor but in reality is a neurotoxin.

If you want real bone broth and real bone broth benefits, you can make it yourself at home. If you don’t want to spend that time or effort, you can also purchase protein powder made with bone broth. It’s a very popular supplement (with many different flavors) that can be used in smoothies, baked goods and more — and there are plenty of bone broth protein benefits.

To make beef bone broth properly at home, you need to get grass-fed bones from your local farmers market or from an online health food store. For a chicken bone broth, simply use the carcass and bones from your already cooked chicken.

Bone broth stock is a great place to find all of the valuable amino acids, collagen, gelatin and trace minerals. In fact, there are dozens of different nutrients found within bone broth, many of which can’t be obtained easily from other commonly eaten foods. That’s partly why there are so many incredible bone broth benefits.

By regularly drinking bone broth or using it in recipes, you can help promote healthy gut integrity while reducing permeability and inflammation. It is so healthy that bone broth for dogs can even be beneficial.

Related: 6 Grass-Fed Beef Nutrition Benefits that May Surprise You


Bone Broth Benefits