What is bone broth?
Bone Broth (also referred to as ‘stock’) is a mineral rich infusion made by boiling vegetables and herbs with the bones of healthy animals (beef, chicken, turkey, lamb etc.)
Allow me to be up front – I love bone broths!
True, they don’t look incredibly fancy, in fact broths are messy, somewhat smelly and the cooking process is less than desirable! If however you make a large enough quantity of broth initially and you freeze small portions, by the time you run out of reserves you’ll have forgotten about broths being a “labour of love” and you’ll start again.
Broths are so healing to the gut that I simply cannot urge you enough to whip up a batch every month and either drink some straight – like a cup of soup, or add a batch of your broth to your weekly menu items. If you follow our examples you’ll see it’s easy to get children and loved ones to consume broths.
Why do we use it?
Roughly ten years ago broths resurfaced as more and more health practitioners starting using them medicinally with patients who had gut issues, but we need to remember there was a time were bone broth was a part of just about every meal we consumed as it provided the base for soups, gravies, stews and other meals alike.
I have been making broths for my family for years, starting back when I first dived into working with children with gut and learning challenges. Aside from falling in love with the way a good broth tastes and how it always feels so incredibly nourishing (particularly on a cold wintery day), I soon became enchanted with all of its medicinal and healing properties.
Most restaurants will have a pot of bone broth or ‘stock’ simmering in their kitchen, as it’s very useful when cooking certain foods to increase their flavour, but in addition to adding a superior culinary taste, this old fashioned dish has an enormous number of health benefits.
Bone broth benefits:
There are many benefits to consuming Bone Broth which I explain in-depth in my eBook “Why All The Hoo-Haa About Bone Broth”. Here is a brief summary:
- Improves Digestive Health and Function
- Helps the Body Detoxify
- Great for our Blood and for Healing
- Supports Healthy Joints,
- Supports Muscle Function and Recovery
- Supports Nerve and Brain Function
- Cold and Flu Prevention and Immunity Boosting
- Great for Thyroid Function
- Can Help Calm Anxiety
- Supports Oral Health
- So Nutritious and yet so inexpensive to make!
If you would like to know more about Bone Broth and the different kinds of Bone Broth you can prepare, you can find my eBook here.