Nature's Multi Vitamin
Looking for a delicious and savoury bone broth recipe? Look no further! This recipe comes out thick, gelatinous broth filled with essential minerals and healing properties that help heal us from the inside out.
Get the recipe: I'm currently making a new batch of my own and I'll share the recipe and how it turned out in 48 hours.
Bone broth is considered a ''superfood'' because of it's medicinal qualities and it's also super easy to make! It's versatile and you can add it almost any savoury dish to enhance the flavour while benefitting your body from the high nutrient content.
Some of the greatest benefits of Bone Broth are:
- Joint Health
- Improved Digestion
- Rich in Minerals
- Protects Against Common Cold & Flu
- Improved Immune Health
- Aids the Metabolism and Promotes Anabolism
- Overcome Food Intolerances and Allergies
- Reduce Cellulite
- Boosts Detoxication
- Improve Arthritis
While bone broth may taste great and be relatively easy to make, it takes patience. Bone broth's real benefits come from after 48 hours of simmering which allows for the marrow to be cooked down and the minerals to be released.
Bone broth helps to decrease inflammation, improves leaky guy both of these conditions are believed to be the root cause to many common autoimmune disorders. By incorporating bone broth into your lifestyle, you can heal leaky gut by improving your overall digestion and absorption. Adding this in place of conventional broth is a simple yet effective way to pack more nutrients into your meal and help to strengthen the digestive tract.
Here are 6 of the key nutritional compounds commonly found in bone broth that help to provide all these wonderful benefits
The primary role is to maintain and support collagen and elastic that sits in the spaces between bones and various fibers. Not only are is GAG's supportive for digestive wellness, GAG's help to restore the intestinal lining. These nutrient deficiencies have been linked to digestive issues.
There are 2 types of glucosamine - hydrochloride, and sulfate. Both help our bodies keep up the structural integrity of cartilage. This is the rubbery substance found within our joints and act like a cushion. Glucosamine can decrease as we age so supplements are often recommended to support joint health. Bone broth is an easy and inexpensive way (when you make it), to obtain glucosamine naturally which also aids in the support of cartilage loss. This acts as an alternative to expensive glucosamine supplements. Consuming more glucosamine can help support joint health, flexibility and comfort.
This is found through our connective, epithelial and neural tissues. Hyaluronic acids acts as a contributor to cell proliferation, differentiation, and mitigation which allows our cells to operate normally through the body as required. Hyaluronic acid is found in many beauty products as it promotes healthy aging, cell rejuvenation, and firmness of our skin.
This compound is also known as glycosaminoglycan which is found in cartilage within the joint. It's often used to support joint health and comfort - especially in combination with glucosamines. Chondroitin Sulfate helps with healthy inflammation response, cardiovascular health, skin health, bone health and healthy levels of cholesterol.
Minerals and Electrolytes
We know that bone broth is an easy source of essential minerals and electrolytes which are all easily absorbed. Some electrolytes found in bone broth are magnesium, potassium, calcium, and phosphorus (and many others) which are all necessary to promote healthy circulation, bone density, heart health, nerve signaling and digestive health. Bone broth contains an ideal balance of sodium and potassium to support cellular health and efficiency.
Our main structural protein that helps to form connective tissues and tightens the seal of the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. It's a gel-like consistency, smooth structure that covers and holds our bones together which allows to move and glide freely. When we suffer from irritation within the gut lining, this impairs our normal digestive function and causes permeability (the tight junctions in our gut lining become weak and unable to keep undigested food out of our colon) this allows for undigested food particles to pass into the bloodstream, known as leaky gut syndrome. Collagen is a rich source of gelatine and while bone broth helps to protect and seal the mucosal lining of the GI tract - it improves nutrient absorption and keeps undigested food from passing through at the wrong time.
These 4 conditional amino acids are found abundantly in bone broth. We know that amino acids are considered as the building blocks of protein - those ''building blocks of protein'' are 12 essential amino acids that we require from our diet daily. On the other hand, we also ''require'' conditional amino acids for different functions of the body. These differ from essential amino acids because conditional amino acids are not required every day however we DO require them for other bodily functions. Conditional amino acids are defined as nonessential amino acids that are essential in other ways - you do not produce them well if you are sick or stressed.
- Regenerate damaged liver cells
- Required for healthy sperm production
- Required of the making and usage of GH (growth hormone)
- Required for immune function and wound healing
- Helps to prevent the breakdown of protein tissue
- Necessary for detoxication of chemicals + acts like an antioxidant
- Required to make bile salts and glutathione
- A neurotransmitter that helps to improve sleep, memory and performance
- Required to regenerate cartilage and heal joints
- Reduces cellulite and makes skin appear healthier
- Helps repair leaky gut syndrome
- Protects the lining of our gastrointestinal tract
- Metabolic fuel for cells in small intestine
- Improves metabolism
- Improves muscle building
You can even just enjoy a warm cup of it when you’re feeling under the weather! I do this quite often and I find it's been so beneficial during my pregnancy,
If you don't have 48 hours to simmer your broth, you can always buy store-bought bone broth in the freezer section of your local grocer. Just make sure it's organic and preservative free!