Why Bone Broth is so good for you? You will be surprised how great it is.
My dad used to make often “Caldo de huesos”, which is “Bone Broth, and we used to all hate it! It was actually tasty but as a kid, we were really picky with foods. When we asked dad, what was made this “caldo”, he said “Come y calla” with a smile, lol! (means “eat & shut up). After almost 30 decades, I discovered the powerful healing of this broth.
Bone broth is loaded with glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). In fact, I’m absolutely certain that you’ve heard of one of them — glucosamine. Yep, those supplements that seemingly everyone is taking for joint health contain one of the GAGs we get from consuming bone broth. Also, besides the healing propeties, is Paleo and makes your hair, skin and nails so amazing. Get your sexy back right here!
Bone broth is a staple of the GAPS Diet, which is based on the Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) (principles developed by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride.)
The GAPS diet is often used to treat children with autism and other disorders rooted in gut dysfunction, but just about anyone with allergies – currently like ME! – or less than optimal gut health can benefit from it, as it is designed to heal leaky gut.
Leaky gut: If your gut is leaky or permeable, partially undigested food, toxins, viruses, yeast, and bacteria have the opportunity to pass through your intestine and access your bloodstream; this is known as leaky gut.
When your intestinal lining is damaged due to reoccurring leaky gut, damaged cells called “microvilli” become unable to do their job properly. They become unable to process and utilize the nutrients and enzymes that are vital to proper digestion.
Eventually, digestion is impaired and absorption of nutrients is negatively affected. As more exposure occurs, your body initiates an attack on these foreign invaders. It responds with inflammation, allergic reactions, and other symptoms we relate to a variety of diseases.
~Leaky gut is the root of many allergies and autoimmune disorders.~
But far beyond this, broth or “stock” is a powerful food as it’s easily digestible, helps heal the lining of your gut, and contains valuable nutrients that promote healing throughout your body.
While the recipe seems to long for simmering (about 24-72 hours), the actual preparation time is very short, making this a meal that even those who are time-crunched can prepare. If you’re fighting off a cold or the flu, homemade bone broth is excellent for speeding healing and recuperation from illness
In order for this diet to work, the GAPS diet starts out as an elimination diet, which means taking out ALL inflammatory foods. This includes high-fiber foods, processed foods, and anything that is going to be difficult to digest.
Just to give you a few more reasons why bone broth is so good for you:
~Inhibits infection caused by cold and flu viruses, etc.
~Helps heal and seal your gut, and promotes healthy digestion: The gelatin found in bone broth is a hydrophilic colloid. It attracts and holds liquids, including digestive juices, to proper digestion.
~Fights inflammation: Amino acids such as glycine, proline, and arginine all have anti-inflammatory effects.
Bone Broth Basic Recipe:
This recipe is made with beef bones, but you can also make bone broth using whole organic chicken, whole fish (including the head) or fish bones, or pork. Each will render a different flavor. I suggest starting with chicken because it has the mildest flavor (beef tends to be more overpowering). If you’re using chicken, simply place the entire chicken, raw, into the pot in place of the beef bones and proceed with the recipe.
Cooking tips: if cooking a whole chicken, the meat should start separating from the bone after about 2 hours. Just remove the chicken from the pot and separate the meat from the bones. Then place the bones back in and continue to simmer. You can even use bones from a roasted chicken or turkey to make bone broth, which is incredibly cost effective since you would otherwise throw them away.
☛ From the “Heal Your Gut Cookbook, Boynton & Brackett”
3-4 pounds beef marrow and knuckle bones
2 pounds meaty bones such as short ribs
½ cup raw apple cider vinegar
4 quarts filtered water
3 celery stalks, halved
3 carrots, halved
3 onions, quartered
Handful of fresh parsley
Place bones in a pot or a crockpot, add apple cider vinegar and water, and let the mixture sit for 1 hour so the vinegar can leach the mineral out of the bones.
Add more water if needed to cover the bones.
Add the vegetables bring to a boil and skim the scum from the top and discard.
Reduce to a low simmer, cover, and cook for 24-72 hours (if you’re not comfortable leaving the pot to simmer overnight, turn off the heat and let it sit overnight, then turn it back on and let simmer all day the next day)
During the last 10 minutes of cooking, throw in a handful of fresh parsley for added flavor and minerals.
Let the broth cool and strain it, making sure all marrow is knocked out of the marrow bones and into the broth.
Add sea salt to taste and drink the broth as is or store in fridge up to 5 to 7 days or freezer up to 6 months for use in soups or stews.
Read the few or more signs, what is GAPS and who suffers with this syndrome, it can be one, two or more found in here, some in a severe way and others in a mild way:
Did your child have normal development in the first year of life, and then in the second year became autistic, hyperactive, obsessive or developed other abnormal behavior?
Did your baby suffer from colic,constipation, eczema, asthma, ear or chest infections with antibiotics?
Did you or your child have urinary infections or acne, treated with different antibiotics, and then developed bloating, abdominal pain and was diagnosed with IBS (irritable syndrome bowel)
Were you prone to colds and infections, and then developed an OCD (obsessive ~ compulsive disorder?
Did you have food allergies/intolerances, painful or irregular menstruations accompanied by migraines, and then developed depression?
Do you suffer from mood swings, anxiety, poor memory, narcolepsy poor weight?
Lets bring that broth on! Hope you liked this recipe, i have made many different kinds, this i actually used and change a few ingredients from “Heal Your Gut Cookbook, Boynton & Brackettjust” for flavor matter, you can add a few things too to make it tastier.
Make sure you make enough Broth and save it in a very tight jar:
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