How To Make Your Own Bone Broth To Alleviate Leaky Gut Syndrome
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Bone broth is a very nutritious food that you should be eating, if you have issues with allergies and skin problems. For hundreds of years, people in various cultures have relied on bone broth for its nutrition and ability to prevent a symptoms of leaky gut.
What Is Bone Broth?
Bone broth is any broth made using leftover bones, along with other ingredients to add more flavor. The bones are boiled, to extract the beneficial nutrients found in the bone marrow and the small pieces of meat, muscle, or fat that are still attached to the bone.
Not only is bone broth great for your health, it is also incredibly cost-effective. By making your own bone broth, you can make better use of the food that you eat. Learn more about the benefits of bone broth and how to make your own.
This recipe calls for cooking in excess of 24 hours. Why do you need to cook it for that long!? Of course you can make a broth in under an hour, but here’s why you need to cook bone broth for that many hours: The bones have to be cooked so soft that at the end of cooking they should just crumble when you press it lightly with your fingers. The purpose is so that gelatin is produced from the collagen-rich bones and joints.
Why Should You Eat Bone Broth?
Bone broth provides perhaps the best solution for dealing with leaky gut syndrome, boosting your immune system, and preventing food intolerance or allergies. It also helps protect the lining of your gut, provide metabolic fuel for cells inside your small intestine, and strengthen your metabolism.
If you are trying to lose weight, gain muscle, or improve your health, try eating one serving of bone broth each day. Some people even use bone broth as part of their detox plan. Consuming bone broth can help heal your digestive system while detoxing your gut and liver.
Not only does bone broth help heal your digestive system, it also provides a healthy way to absorb more nutrients. Bone broth contains minerals that your body can easily absorb, including magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, and silicon. Many of these compounds can help you deal with inflammation or arthritis pain.
Bone broth is also an excellent source of collagen. Collagen is a protein found in tissue, especially tissue in the bone, marrow, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. By boiling the bones, you can extract this collagen, which becomes gelatin.
Gelatin is useful for preventing food allergies and lining the digestive tract to prevent irritable bowel syndrome. It also minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and cellulite.
How To Make Your Own Bone Broth
There are many different ways to prepare bone broth, but research suggests you may benefit more from the bone broth that has been combined with fresh vegetables. The two sets of ingredients complement each other and increase the amount of nutrition that you will receive.
In addition to adding vegetables to your bone broth, you should only select bones from animals that have been pasture-fed, grass-fed or are free of antibiotics and hormones.
Homemade Bone Broth Recipe
- 3-4 pounds of organic beef marrow and knuckle bones
- 2 pounds of short ribs
- ½ cup of organic apple cider vinegar
- 3-4 liters of filtered water
- 2 carrots, big slices
- ¼ pumpkin, big slices (more if desired)
- 2 big onions, quartered
For making your own bone broth …
- Start by placing the bones in a large pot. Fill the large pot with water and add the apple cider vinegar. This will help extract the nutrients from the bones. When adding water, make sure that you leave enough room for the water to boil. Leave for about 20 minutes for the ACV to work. You may also add some turmeric powder and pepper powder if desired.
- After you bring the broth to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 2 hours. This is the minimum time that you should simmer the broth, but you can simmer for a longer period. Chicken bones can cook for up to 24 hours while beef bones can simmer for up to 48 hours. You may also turn off the heat in the night and turn it back on to continue simmer the next day.
- Every few hours, check the broth and remove the layer of film that develops on the top. Experiment with different combinations of food. You may use chopped celery, garlic, leeks, even mushrooms. I like to include celeriac as it is very beneficial for the kidneys.
- Add some seasalt to flavor if you like.
- Prepare the broth in large amounts and when cooled, strain the broth and store in jars in the fridge to be consumed as a beverage.
- Warm it up over the stove when you need it but never use a microwave oven for heating your broth.
Bone broth has been used for hundreds of years and for good reason. It offers one of the best ways to make use of all the nutrients found in animal products. The next time you have chicken or steak, save the bones for your next broth. But, be sure that they are from grass-fed animals that are free of antibiotics and hormones.
One of our readers, ManuelBrenda Roman, makes her bone broth in thick concentration and cubes them. This can be used as broth stock and is handy for making individual servings—just pop in however many cubes you need! Awesome idea!
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