Bone broth is the broth of animal bones that has been simmered for a long time. It is extremely nutritious and easy to make. You make make it too and reap the health benefits.
- Protects Joints – rich source of collagen and gelatin
- Improves Gut – gelatin strengthens gut lining and helps probiotics grow, balances inflammation levels, supports healthy digestive function
- Skin Health – collagen helps keep skin healthy, reduces wrinkles, puffiness, cellulite, and signs of aging.
- Detox- potassium, glycine, and glutathione support cellular and liver detoxification
- Helps metabolism and growth – glutathione is important for antioxidant defense, metabolizing nutrients, regulating gene expression and protein synthesis.
- Glucosamine – maintain cartilage to cushion joints
- Hyaluronic Acid – supports skin, promotes healthy aging
- Chondroitin Sulfate – supports joint health and comfort
- Calcium, magnesium, potassium – support circulation, bones, nerves, heart, and digestion
- Collagen – forms connective tissue and seals gut lining
- Many amino acids
How to Make Bone Broth – Basic Recipe
*Try to use beef bones from grass-fed cows, free-range chickens, and animals that have not been given antibiotics or growth hormones. Chicken feet and organs are good as well.
- Put bones in a stock pot and fill with water.
- Add some raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar to help extract nutrients from bones.
- Boil. Then simmer preferably for at least 12 hours to extract bone nutrients. If using a pressure cooker, you can cook it quicker in around 2 hours.
- Adding vegetables, herbs, and spices can improve the taste and nutrition.
How to Store Bone Broth
You can pour the broth in some mason jars or containers, let it cool, and keep in the fridge for 5 days or freezer for a few weeks. When cold, the broth will have a jelly-like texture and will have fat on the top. You don’t have to eat the fat. It’s optional. You can use the broth in many recipes, as a soup base, or just drink it plain.
No Time to Cook? You can buy store-bought bone broth.
Some people don’t have the time to cook bone broth for so long. They can buy pre-made bone broth. It may be pricier than making your own, but it’s convenient. I recommend buying bone broth that is grass-fed and organic.