Bone broth contains amino acids in a form where your body can easily absorb it. These help build and repair tissues, synthesize enzymes, hormones and neurotransmitters. They also help improve the skin, muscles, cartilage, bone and blood. Bone broth contains minerals and electrolytes, important for health of heart, bones, digestive system and for effective detox and cleansing.
Move over Kale! There is a new super-food in town: Bone Broth! It may look like an outlier in a category with things like blueberries, chia seeds and spirulina, but it is well deserving of this title, given its nutritional superpowers.
For starters, bone broth contains essential and non-essential amino acids in a form where your body can easily absorb it.
Health Benefits Of Amino Acids
- Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins that your body uses to build and repair tissues, synthesize enzymes, hormones and neurotransmitters.
- They help improve the skin, muscles, cartilage, bone and blood.
- Bone broth contains minerals and electrolytes, such as phosphorus, calcium, magnesium and potassium. These minerals and electrolytes are important for the health of your heart, bones, digestive system and numerous other bodily functions.
Bone Broth For Gut Health And Immunity
Speaking of digestive health, bone broth is considered a staple in any diet focused at improving gut health. Bone broth contains many substances like collagen, glucosamine, hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate. These components help in:
- Repairing and sealing the intestinal lining
- Improving digestive health and lowering inflammation.
- Boosting the immune system.
It’s no wonder we feel inclined to drink soup when we are sick – it actually helps fight off colds! One of its amino acids, glycine, promotes detoxification and cleansing, also making bone broth a vital food in several detox programs. And best of all, bone broth is a very versatile food. Here’s a delicious and easy Bone Broth recipe that you can try:
Bone Broth Recipe
- 4 pounds of beef bone with marrow
- 4 carrots, chopped
- 4 celery stalks, chopped
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 5 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 3 sprigs of fresh thyme
- 5 sprigs of parsley and/or cilantro
- 1 tsp of turmeric
- 1 tsp of cumin
- 1 tsp of black pepper
- 1 tsp of ginger
- Himalayan sea salt to taste
- 2 tbsps of apple cider vinegar
1. Place the bones in a pot and cover them with water. Add 2 tbsps of apple cider vinegar and let it sit for 1 hour (this will draw out the minerals in the bones).
2. Place all the ingredients in the pot and bring it to a boil. Reduce and simmer, skimming the fat that rises at the top.
3. Simmer from 6 to 48 hours (simmering for longer will allow more nutrients to be released, but individuals with histamine and/or glutamine sensitivity would benefit from shorter cooking time).
How You Can Use Bone Broth
You can use it as a main dish, as a snack, to boil vegetables, cook grains, as an ingredient in sauces and even to pack some more nutrients in a smoothie. Regardless of how you choose to use it, bone broth is one of the best and easiest ways to give you tons of nutrients in your culinary adventures.