The Benefits of Bone Broth

 

Bone broths are the new buzz on the health food scene but they’re nothing new. Your great grandma would probably wonder what all the fuss is about as they were a standard part of everyday cooking back in the day. In fact, bone broths were commonplace in many ancient cultures who all knew the value of boiling bones to extract their nutritional essence and benefit. Science is just catching up and has proven what great-grandma knew all along – that broths help cure colds!

According to a South American Proverb, “Good broth will resurrect the dead,”

By simmering vegetables on very low heat, you extract valuable minerals and phytonutrients. Similarly, simmering bones releases collagen, amino acids and minerals.

Sally Fallon, author of Nourishing Traditions explains,

“Stock contains minerals in a form the body can absorb easily—not just calcium but also magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and trace minerals. It contains the broken down material from cartilage and tendons–stuff like chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine, now sold as expensive supplements for arthritis and joint pain.”

Alhamdullilah, bone broths are making a comeback as more and more people realise their benefit. There is a growing trend of getting back to basics, embracing the wisdom of cooking from scratch and eating simple whole food made from natural ingredients, just like great-grandma did.

If you’ve never made bone broth, this is a super health-promoting food to add to your diet. It’s simple to make, cheap, versatile and has amazing health benefits. It also tastes great!  MashaAllah!

Benefits of Bone Broths

  1. Inhibits infection and is excellent for speeding up the healing process.
  2. Anti-inflammatory.
  3. Packed with nutrients including calcium, phosphorous and other minerals, amino acids proline, glycine and glutamine, collagen, silicon and other trace minerals.
  4. Promotes healthy and strong hair, and nails due to the gelatine.
  5. Promotes healthy and strong bones and teeth due to the calcium and other minerals.
  6. Excellent for helping heal the gut (bone broth is a staple on the GAPS diet which is used to treat children who have autism and also those with gut-originating issues, including leaky gut).

Here’s a simple recipe on how to make bone broth.


Do you already make bone broth? Do you have any tips or recipes to share?

References: 

http://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/broth-is-beautiful/

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/11/23/nourishing-bone-broth.aspx

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