By regularly drinking bone broth or using it in recipes, you can help promote healthy gut integrity while reducing permeability and inflammation.
Bone Broth Benefits. Bone broth is rich in minerals that support the immune system and contains healing compounds like collagen, glutamine, glycine and proline. The collagen in bone broth heals your gut lining and reduces intestinal inflammation.
Bone broths also contain minerals in forms that your body can easily absorb like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and others. In fact, there are dozens of different nutrients found within bone broth, many of which can’t be obtained easily from other commonly eaten foods.
Here is a simple recipe to make your own bone broth at home!
- 1 gallon of filtered water
- 1.5- 2 lbs of beef knuckle bones/marrow bones (or any other kinds of bones – oxtail, chicken feet/backs, etc)
- 1 head of fresh garlic, peeled & smashed
- 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar (organic, unfiltered- like Bragg’s ACV)
- 1 Tsp unrefined sea salt – or more/less to taste (I like Real Salt Sea Salt)
- You can also add in any chopped vegetables you have left over that you need to use up.
- Place all the ingredients in a large (6 quart) crockpot or stock pot (if making it on the stove)
- Set heat to high and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to low.
- Allow the broth to simmer for a minimum of 8 hours or up to 24 hours – the longer the better, especially if the bones are bigger. I usually leave ours overnight and that works well.
- Turn off and allow to cool.
- Once cool, strain the broth through a fine mesh sieve and throw away the bits and pieces you skim off.
- Pour the broth into glass jars to store in the fridge (for up to a week) or place into freezer safe containers for later use. Ice-cube trays work well.