I recently wrote an article explaining the benefits of collagen. You should definitely read it after you finish this one.
While doing research and studying about collagen, I started hearing more and more about bone broth.
After that post was published, I knew what my next focus would be… Bone Broth! So, here we are!
In this article you will:
- Learn what bone broth is
- Discover the main protein that makes it beneficial
- Get a list of all of the amazing benefits of bone broth
- Received a free recipe for delicious homemade broth
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What is bone broth?
I bet you have heard of stock before. You can find this popular cooking ingredient in every local grocery store on the soup aisle. Stock and bone broth are essentially the same. They are both the result of animal bones that have been cooked down which creates a juice.
The difference is the cook time. Stock is cooked down for about 4-6 hours. Bone broth is cooked up to 48 hours. Because it has a higher cook time, it has a thicker consistency because of the collagen that is extracted out of the bones.
That collagen is the the secret ingredient. If you read my article about collagen, you know exactly why I say that. If not, I will give you time to catch up.
What Is Collagen
Collagen is the major protein in our bones, tissue, joints, muscles, skin, hair, tendons, ligaments and nails. It is responsible for giving structure to these areas. You can say its the glue that hold them together. It also promotes elasticity.
Our bodies produce collagen but as we age, its starts slowing down… and slowing down… and slowing down. In fact, by the time were in our 30’s, our collagen production slows down so much and…welcome wrinkles and joint pain.
There is good new!
That’s where Bone Broth comes into play. Since collagen is found in high protein foods including chicken and beef, bone broth is a natural way to add collagen back into our body along with all the extra bonus nutrients and benefits.
Other benefits of Bone Broth
Aside for being an amazing way to naturally supplement collagen, bone broth has other benefits:
- Treats digestive issues such as leaky gut syndrome
- Boost your immune system
- Reduces cellulite
- Improves joint pain
- Adds protein to your diet
- Reduces inflammation
- Highly nutritious
History Behind Bone Broth
Where has bone broth been all my life? If it is so good for me, why am I just now hearing about it?
Come and get in my head for a minute… I have been putting pieces together from things I have been watching and reading over the past year and it ALL MAKES SENSE! While studying about bone broth, I had one of my Aha! Moments.
The use of bone broth has been around for a really long time. It was commonly used back in the day because it was considered wasteful to eat the meat off of an animal and not make broth.
Then, convenience happened. The way Americans ate during WWI changed because of a food shortage epidemic. People started looking for ways to “Help” this shortage so they started finding alternative ways to cook.
Then comes the supermarkets and fast food restaurants. We went from making and growing all of our food to being considered one of the most unhealthiest countries in the world. Almost half of us are considered obese.
Healthy Culture In The Making
This is what I think. Over the past 10 or so years, Americans have come to realize just how unhealthy we are. Even those who considered themselves to he “healthy” looked healthy from the outside but not the inside.
People started to see how our diet was the cause of major health concerns and we started to see more people we love die from cancer and heart related conditions. We wanted to make a change.
We started looking for ways to change our outcome and reputation. People are now looking for a more natural approach to medicines and supplementing deficiencies so we can live our best life.
The more research we do, the more we find ways to improve our quality of life.
Bone broth is considered to be more than a superfood. If we can add just one cup a day, it will benefit us in ways we can’t even imagine.
We can make America healthy again, one cup at a time.
What kind of bone broth?
Now that you know all of the amazing benefits of one cup of bone broth a day, all that’s left is to get some.
There are basically two ways. Make it or buy it.
Make Bone Broth
If you have a slow cooker, you can knock it out in 18-36 hours.
Slow Cooker Broth
- 3-4 lbs of mixed bones
- 2 whole carrots
- 3 celery stalks
- 2 onions
- 2 tbs apple cider vinegar
- 1 bay leaf
- 10-12 cups of water
Bone Broth Instructions
- Preheat oven to 400 F
- Place bones on a pan; roast for 60 min and flip over half way
- While you wait, chop the veggies and then as well as the other ingredients to the slow cooker.
- Set on low and cook for 18-36 hours or until the broth turns brown.
- Remove the large pieces with a strainer. All that should be left is a nice golden brown broth.
- Transfer broth into jars and refrigerate immediately
- Once it is completely cooled, remove the top fat layer
Buy Bone Broth
There are alot of products on the market. When looking for bone broth, you want to make sure the bones are coming from Grassfed, organic and farm raised animals.
That’s why I recommend Kettle and Fire. They use only organic animals and vegetables. The broth is free from dairy, gluten and soy. There is neither added artificial flavors or colors nor does it contain MSG.
For more information on this brand, click the link above and check out the reviews on Amazon.
How to use Bone Broth
Once you have either purchased or made your broth, there are a few ways to get your cup a day in.
- Warm up a cup and drink it – I recommend adding to your evening routine and drinking with your dinner.
- Make it in a soup – Add ingredients to it and eat it as one of your meal
- Make it Bulletproof -Replace it with your coffee in the morning. Mix 20 oz of warm Kettle and Fire with 2 tbsp of melted unsalted butter and a tablespoon of MCT oil and blend together.
- Get it however you can
Enjoy and watch the benefits take place.
Join the “One Cup A Day” Movement.
Well, there isn’t one yet but I want to make this happen and i can only do it with you. Take a selfie of yourself drinking your cup and share on instagram #onecupaday
We can make this happen. What if we can change America’s reputation? What if all it takes is one cup? It’s definitely worth finding out.
Now it’s your turn
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