Why embrace one of the latest health food trends?
Bone Broths and Meat Stocks
- Support Bone Health. The collagen and easily assimilated minerals in bone broth make it an excellent choice for bone health. Whether it’s for growing infants, recovery from fracture or an agent in treatment of chronic disorders such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, nourishing broth is a tasty and healing food for our bones.
- Aid in Soft Tissue Repair and Building. Amino acids, glucosamine and chondroitin all aid in repair and building soft tissue, whether it’s cartilage, skin or muscle including the gut and heart muscles.
- Improve Gut Health, Brain Health and Immunity. :amino acid, glutamine, helps the villi of the small intestine to heal and grow. It also helps support liver health and detoxification. It is also a “brain food” helping to turn around depression, irritability, anxiety, and mood swings. Who doesn’t need a little help with that once in a while!
- Continue to be a staple in healthy cultures around the world. Broths and stocks have been used by humans since earliest man when the bones of small animals were ground and mixed with water. Broths and Stocks were commonly used as a healer and meat extender in homes, hospitals, nursing homes, prisons and to feed the military and homeless around the world. They are still used today in traditional cuisine, featuring in delicious sauces, soups and stews.
- Use as Therapeutic Agent for Autoimmune Diseases. Bone Broths and Meat Stocks have been used as natural treatments for IBS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, MS, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, ADHD, ADD, autism and depression. Dr. Natasha McBride in her book GAPS Gut and Psychology Syndrome is one of many in the medical community who uses Bone Broths and Meat Stocks as a key food in healing protocols.
- Can be made at home with local ingredients. All you need is a large pot, or some leftover bones and other meaty parts of an animal, water, vegetables and a place to simmer your nourishing brew. Bone Broth is becoming trendy which means it is easier to buy fresh or frozen bone broth from a local farmers market, fish shop or, health food store. It is even served at some coffee shops!
The long slow cook draws minerals and marrow from the bones into the broth. Amino acids and collagen are released from the cartilage rich joints. The resulting brew is a loaded with protein, vitamins and minerals that are easily digested, making Bone Broth a super food. “It’s an old-fashioned remedy for the modern world,” Dr. Kaylaa Daniel.
Before Pharmaceuticals there was Broth
Recipes to make your own or check out one of the local markets for your own Home Made Medicine!