This stuff is great.
Never in my life would I have imagined a thunderbolt for a soup made from bone.
You could say it’s a toque, drink every morning a cup of this colorful nourishing liquid .
But it warms me inside, and gives me a punch to start the day.
Plus, it’s tasty!
But my weakness for organic bone broth goes well beyond its taste and the warmth it provides. There’s a good reason for it to be called a magic elixir – and it’s a shame not to see more people drinking it.
There was a period, not so long ago, when organic bone broth was part of all the dishes we ate in this country, because it was used as a basis for soups, sauces , And stews. With the disappearance of the local butcher and the invention of monosodium killer-of-neuron glutamate – which has given processed foods an artificial meat flavor – broth preparation has unfortunately become a lost art.
Very few of us still know what it is or why we should consume it.
So I thought I could share with you today my 5 best reasons why organic bone broth is a bomb . Let’s go!
Reason # 1: The organic bone broth will soften your joints
From the book by Dr. Cate Shanahan, Deep Nutrition :
“The health of your joints depends on the presence of collagen in your ligaments, tendons and joints. Collagens are a large family of biomolecules, which includes glycosaminoglycans, very special molecules that help keep our joints healthy. “
The organic bone broth contains many glycosaminoglycans (or GAGs). In fact, I’m absolutely certain that you’ve heard of one of them – glucosamine. Yeah, these supplements that apparently everyone consumes for joint health [chondroitin-glucosamine products against osteoarthritis, for example] contain one of the GAGs that we will get by drinking bone broth.
You know me, I am rather of the kind to advise the food rather than the supplements. This is one of the reasons why I prefer True Food …
Notice, I said that glucosamine is only one of the GAGs that contains the organic bone broth. By consuming bone broth you also benefit from chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, and probably a lot of other important GAGs that have not yet been discovered.
In addition, the GAGs of the bone broth are resistant to the digestion process and are absorbed in their primitive form. According to Dr. Cate, these intact GAGs stimulate hormone-like cells called fibroblasts that deposit collagen in joints, tendons, ligaments, and even arteries.
I can personally attest to the healing benefits of bone broth for joints. Before I started drinking regularly, I had a persistent dull pain in the left shoulder. After about a week and a half of daily consumption, the pain completely disappeared. My knees also feel much better when I run up the stairs.
It’s really a powerful stuff!
Reason # 2: Bone broth will improve your hair, skin and nails
I know people who, in the hope of regaining a youthful appearance, pay the high price for products bringing supplemental collagen – which is also the main constituent of hair, skin and nails.
Collagen production decreases as we age and we begin to see its external signs.
At home in San Diego (the land of beauty), botox – a product made from a toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum – is very successful in reducing wrinkles.
In my opinion, it is strange. And expensive.
Personally, I prefer to prepare bone broth to keep my skin, hair and nails beautiful than to inject toxin in my face.
But it’s just me.
(By the way, the bone broth comes back very little if you do it yourself)
Reason # 3: Bone broth heals your gut!
One of the most vital nutrients for healing the intestine is gelatin . Yeah, that thing with which we make jelly. [I note in passing that the majority of capsules that contain various substances are made from either fish bones or animal bones, vegetable capsules, algae-based are much more expensive and very little used]
Gelatin has long been the most studied nutrient under the sun thanks to all its healing qualities. Times have changed.
To make brief, the intestinal wall is supposed to be permeable by letting the nutrients pass. However, this wall may become too permeable due to factors such as poor diet, stress, long-term use of contraceptives, and invasiveness of bacteria and fungi [candida albicans, among others]. Imagine the mosquito net at home with big holes. The good air is going to pass well, but flies and mosquitoes too.
This is how a too permeable intestine works. Undigested food particles can seep into the intestinal wall and pass directly into the bloodstream. Not terrible ! In this case the immune system starts to panic and start attacking food – this is called food intolerance .
Over time, this can give an autoimmune problem, the immune system thinks that your thyroid – or possibly any other tissue – resembles the steak molecule it has been chasing for several years. In other words, the body begins to attack itself.
According to our good friend Dr. Thomas O’Bryan, autoimmune problems will soon be the leading cause of death in this country. Intestinal hyper-permeability contributes to this.
What is the bone broth here? Well the gelatin of the broth will fill up the excess holes in the intestinal wall. It is the all-purpose stuff, and it should be part of any protocol in intestinal treatments.
Reason # 4: Bone broth reduces the need for meat and protein
It’s damn interesting. During his fantastic lecture, Sarah Pope revealed that the studies made in the 1800s showed that with a very rich diet of gelatine, the protein requirements (from meat) can decrease by more than 50%!
We all know that buying quality meats is a blow to the wallet. The good news is that you can prepare bone broth for almost nothing and thus save money on meat.
It’s a good thing.
Reason # 5: Bone Broth Helps Evacuate Toxins
Here’s another nugget from Mrs. Pope. The liver is the master organ of detoxification. Unfortunately, it has never been designed to withstand the nature of the highly toxic chemicals of today’s world.
The liver is necessarily attacked daily and its capacity for detoxification depends on the presence or not of the amino acid named glycine .
Guess where you’ll find tons of glycine? In the bone broth!
Forget for now all fantastic programs of detoxification. Give your liver a favor by giving him what he needs to do his job most effectively.
I will be able to continue hours on the subject. The benefits of consuming bone broth are endless. That’s why it’s a bomb.
Bone broth recipe
The bones of all commonly consumed meats can be used. For chicken, it is advisable to add the legs.
Boil the selected bones with garlic, onion, celery, carrots and herbs (thyme, bay leaf, oregano …) for at least 6 hours. It is highly advisable to add two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar that will help transfer the minerals from the bones into the cooking water.
Do not salt until the end of cooking, otherwise the liquid will be too salty.
Then let it cool and put it overnight in the refrigerator. The next day skim the fat. If the bones used are rich in collagen, the broth will have gelled.
It is possible to make a good quantity and to freeze it, otherwise the broth can be kept for a few days in the refrigerator. A tip: put the broth in ice cube trays, which you will put in another container once frozen, you will only take the necessary amount each day. Just boil a few minutes before consuming.