What in the world is bone broth?
Before there was anything called a superfood, there was just simply real food. A good bone broth is worth everything to your health. Over the past 2 years, I’ve been living by these ingredients I throw in a pot. It’s absolutely delicious! I wish I could invite you over for a meal so I could warm your heart with some bone broth! The truth is that it really is good for your heart.
I’ve never met a bone broth that I didn’t appreciate on some level, because of the healing power that it has. I have vowed to never be without my bone broth; believe me, you’ll be saying the same thing too if you don’t already.
Ask your grandma or better yet your great-grandma if she’s ever made it. I bet she can tell you a thing or two about bone marrow and its many benefits. When I was a little girl, I can remember my grandma breaking the chicken bones on her plate and sucking the marrow from them. She never said anything to me about why she did that and I never thought to ask. Now I know though.
Besides that, this broth is really popular now in most urban cities. You can walk into a deli or corner lunch spot and order bone broth. It’s kind of the trendy thing to do if you’re in the “health know.” But, if you want to control the flavor, then you have to make it yourself.
Back when life wasn’t so rushed our ancestors used stock, broth, or bouillon from bones (chicken, beef, fish). The health benefits of a slow-cooked bone broth are amazing! Surprisingly, almost every culture throughout history has used bone broth to make easily digested, healing soups and stews. It’s been used in ancient medical practices to boost the immune system, support the digestive system and build and strengthen the blood. So now you know why I mentioned above that it’s good for your heart.
What is the Nutrient Content?
- Bone – Mineral such as phosphorus and calcium is found in bones. magnesium, sodium, potassium, sulfur, and silicon are also found in bone.
- Marrow – Vitamin A, K2, Omega-3s, omega 6x and minerals like zinc, boron, selenium, and manganese all come from bone marrow.
- Connective tissue: Dietary supplements for arthritis and joint pain are found in the connective tissue. This tissue provides glucosamine and chondroitin.
Also, bones, marrow, and connective tissue are made up mostly of collagen which explains why people who drink bone broth regularly see such a great improvement in their skin.
- Gut healing
- Assists in liver detoxification
- Reduces inflammation
- Helps relieve joint and muscle pain
- Fight infections
- Increases mineral consumption and absorption
- Aids digestion
- Improve skin texture and elasticity (removes wrinkles)
- Strengthens bones
- Promotes sound sleep
- Weight loss
If you want to dive deeper, Dr. Axe has an excellent article on digestion, arthritis, and cellulite and how this broth can make a difference with these issues and more.
The Bottom Line
So, drop all the ingredients in a pot and move on with your life because you don’t have to watch or babysit this pot. What’s better than that? I actually think bone broth is one of the world’s easiest recipes and it’s proof that you can easily make something healthy from scratch. Even if you don’t consider yourself much of a cook, you can make it. Therefore, I can safely say that after you have a few batches under in your name, you’ll feel totally confident making it.