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Bone broth is currently very trendy as a superfood but don’t let that put you off,  it’s been around since pre historic times. It’s the liquid made from slow simmering of bones and connective tissue of animals, poultry or fish. It’s cheap, tasty and easy to make. You’re about to find out why Bone Broth is a fountain of health and youth and why you have to find a way to get it into your life.  


Health Benefits of Bone Broth

Research is ongoing but there is plenty of  evidence that eating  bone broth regularly can play a vital role in keeping the  whole body healthy. 

 All bone broths are nutritious, the exact nutritional profile depends on the animal or fish used. What they all have in common is that because all the nutrients  are simmered into the broth they are delivered in a form which is easily used by the body.  

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Many of the nutrients found in bone broth are nutrients most people are lacking making it especially important.

  1. It contains lots of important vitamins, minerals, amino acids and  essential fatty acids.  Bone broth is especially rich in  minerals that build and strengthen bones.
  2. Benefits the digestive system.  The gelatin in bone broth supports healthy digestion. Scientists are increasingly finding that overall health depends heavily on digestive and gut health.  Those with digestive disorders like leaky gut syndrome, IBS, acid reflux or any other digestive disorder may find it helps relieve symptoms. 
  3. Helps fight inflammation.  The amino acids in bone broth help fight inflammation.  Chronic  Inflammation is behind many diseases and illnesses and is also connected with obesity.
  4. Joints health.  The amino acids in bone broth are known to support joint health.  It may help lessen arthritis symptoms. 
  5. Supports Weight Loss.  Bone broth is low in calories but the  gelatine in it makes you feel full up.
  6. Improve’s sleep and brain function.  The amino acid, Glycene, found in bone broth makes you feel relaxed.
  7. The high collagen content in bone broth may have anti ageing effects on the skin such as improving its elasticity and reducing wrinkles.

How to Make Bone Broth

  1. Put bones in a large pot and fill with as much water as fits the pan comfortably.
  2. Put in a tablespoon or two of Vinegar
  3. Bring to the boil then put a lid on and turn to lowest simmer.

Cooking Times

Beef, Lamb – 2 days (add carrots onions and celery after 1 days cooking)

Chicken – 8-12 hours (can add carrots, onions and celery at the start)

Fish – 4-8 hours (can add carrots, onions and celery at the start)

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How to Eat Bone Broth

If you go to good restaurants and enjoy eating their excellent tasty food, you can bet on it that they are using their own ‘in house’ made  broth to flavour most of their dishes.  The broth is often the secret ingredient.

You can use bone broth in anything and everything that requires a stock.  It is the premium  stock you can possibly use  in terms of flavour, nutritional value and health benefits. .  

Here’s a few ideas:

  • Just drink it as a broth.
  • Cook your wholegrain in it.
  • Make soup out of it. 
  • Use it for casseroles. 
  • Stews. 
  • Curries. 
  • Sauces. 
  • Gravy.

Make and consume when you can.  A portion of one cup per day is thought to be perfect for maximum health benefits. 


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Further Reading

How to Eat Healthy

Amazingly Healthy Food

Embrace Your Age but Never Embrace UnhealthyEmbrace Your Age but Never Embrace Unhealthy

Ageing Beautifully with Healthy Beauty

Healthy Looks Good

Getting Healthy or Losing Weight? You Know What to Do but Are You Doing It?

Article on benefits of broth by The Evening Standard

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