Bone broth is awesome. It has a well deserved reputation in the paleo community as one of natures oldest and most nutrient dense superfoods. Here are 5 amazing benefits of consuming bone broth regularly.
- Bone broth contains calcium, sulphur, magnesium, phosphorus and silicon, potassium, sodium and zinc as well as over 20 easy to absorb healing amino acids that help us maintain good bone and heart health.
- Bone broth protect the lining of the digestive tract and aids the absorption of key nutrients. This is particularly helpful for those who suffer from an autoimmune condition and have a leaky gut
- Bone broth contains gelatine which is greatly beneficial for improving hair, skin and nails and keep us looking young.
- Bone broth contains proline, glycine, and arginine. 3 amino acids that are vital components in fighting inflammation, detoxifying the body and maintaining a healthy immune system.
- Bone broth contains glycine, which aside from its amazing anti inflammatory properties, also has calming effects which promote relaxation and sleep.
Bones – Use bones from grass fed animals. Usually your butcher will give you stock bones for free or at a very low cost. I purchase my bones from Roaming Roosters, a farm in Lancashire. The bones you can use are not limited to beef bones. Beef, poultry and lamb bones will all give you insane nutritional benefits.
Apple Cider Vinegar – Always use organic apple cider vinegar when making bone broth. This will massively help in extracting the minerals from the bones.
Veg – Add as much veg as you want to your stock pot. The Veg will add flavour to the broth and also increase the amount nutrients you consume. This is also true for herbs and spices.
How to make Bone Broth
Add Grass fed bones, Organic Apple Cider vinegar, Carrots, Onions, Garlic and any herbs that take your fancy to your slow cooker
Cook on low for anything up to 72 hours. The longer you cook it for the more nutrients you’re going draw out of the bones.
Remove the bones and drain your broth through a sieve
You can store your broth in the fridge for up to a week but i prefer to freeze them in to giant sized ice cubes ready to add to meals or heat up as a nice warming broth. (I often go through phases where bone broth replaces my morning coffee)