Bone Broth: General info
What is Bone Broth? The Wellness Mama explains it as: "Broth (or technically, stock) is a mineral rich infusion made by boiling bones of healthy animals with vegetables, herbs and spices. You’ll find a large stock pot of broth/stock simmering in the kitchen of almost every 5-star restaurant for its great culinary uses and unparalleled flavor, but it is also a powerful health tonic that you can easily add to your family’s diet.
Broth is a traditional food that your grandmother likely made often (and if not, your great-grandmother definitely did). Many societies around the world still consume broth regularly as it is a cheap and highly nutrient dense food.
Besides it’s amazing taste and culinary uses, broth is an excellent source of minerals and is known to boost the immune system (chicken soup when you are sick anyone?) and improve digestion. Its high calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus content make it great for bone and tooth health. Bone broth also supports joints, hair, skin, and nails due to its high collagen content. In fact, some even suggest that it helps eliminate cellulite as it supports smooth connective tissue."
"Good broth will resurrect the dead." South American Proverb
Bone Broth Benefits:
Helpful in treating disorders
Rich source of Gelatin
Good for your gut
Supports Immune system function
Improves the quality of skin
Can help restore tooth enamel
Additional Bone Broth Resources:
No bones about it...
When doing bone broth make sure you have pasture raised quality bones. Don't throw your good quality scrap bones away...store them in the freezer to have them readily available to make good quality bone broth. The highest quality bone that generates collagen is pigs feet. However, you can use:
Chicken: back, wings, neck, feet, head
Beef: ribs, beef shanks, joint & knuckle bones
Lamb: Veal knuckles, joint bones
Fish: head, bones and tail
Wellness Mama: wellnessmama.com/5888/bone-broth/
Dr. Axe: https://draxe.com/the-healing-power-of-bone-broth-for-digestion-arthritis-and-cellulite/
Blog entry by: Heather Brooks
Heather Brooks, Marketing Manager & Blog and Administrative Assistant
None of these posts have been evaluated by the FDA. They are not intended to cure, treat, or diagnose any disease. As with any medical concerns, always consult your medical professional before trying any of the ideas presented on this blog. All information has been obtained from various sources and personal experiences.