Supporting your gut health is INTEGRAL to having energy and vitality. Some of us naturally enjoy a more diverse Microbiome than others, but the truth is that everyone should nourish their gut regularly. Recently, I wrote about the importance of probiotics and digestive enzymes in my own healing experience, but these things become expensive! Bone broth is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to nourish your gut lining and reduce inflammation- so why aren’t you doing it yet?
Do you buy bone in meat? Why not? It’s cheaper and has more flavor.
Do you discard the bones? Why? Would you throw away a multi-vitamin or a cup of superfood like chia seeds?
The marrow inside the bones of animals is dense with nutrients and minerals that we can’t find in any other source. Bone marrow, and thus bone broth, contains collagen, glutamine, glycine and proline, which reduce inflammation of all kinds– not solely gut inflammation. In short, our grandmother’s chicken soup cured our colds with more than just love and savory deliciousness.
If you take small, easy, cheap steps toward good health, then you’ll become addicted to the positive results. Remember, Hippocrates, father of medicine, told us: All disease begins in the gut.
Easy Bone Broth Recipe
If you start buying (antibiotic-free, organic) bone in meat, then simply gather all your bones into a pot as soon as you are done.
Add filtered water to cover the bones X 2 (twice as much as you need to cover bones)
Add 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider vinegar to draw the marrow out of the bones
Season your broth with salt, pepper, one bay leaf, turmeric, sage, tarragon, or anything you might have in your spice drawer!
If you have carrots and celery, you can add those, but it’s not necessary– this is supposed to be convenient for you!
Bring to a boil and then let simmer for AT LEAST 4 HOURS to draw out nutrients.
what to do with extra bone broth
- drizzle on dog or cat food for healthier pets
- use as a base for homemade stews, or sauces– I’m making homemade enchilada sauce with it tonight!
- freeze in an ice cube tray for later sauces or cups of broth