Bone broth is an extremely healing food.
It is a rich source of nutrients like glycine, proline, and gelatin, as well as many minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. These nutrients help to support digestion, detoxification and strengthen connective tissue and your immune system.
Bone broth is excellent for “healing and sealing” your gut! A term used by Dr. Campbell in her very well known GAPS Nutritional Protocol – Gut And Psychological Syndrome (GAPS).
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Health Benefits of Gut Healing Bone Broth
- Heal’s leaky gut – gelatin protects and heals the mucosal lining of the digestive tract and aids in the digestion of nutrients.
- Reduces inflammation – high in anti-inflammatory amino acids proline and glycine.
- Fights infections like colds and flu – bone marrow contains a huge number of nutrients, especially a compound called alkylglycerols that supports immune reaction and can even help protect against cancer.
- Skin, hair & nails – gelatin supports hair growth, refines skin and strengthens nails.
- Reduces joint pain & inflammation – glucosamine stimulates the growth of new collagen, reduces joint inflammation and helps to repair cartilage.
- Promotes sleep & calms the mind – glycine has a calming effect on the body.
- Supports bone growth & repair – calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus help your bones to grow and repair.
Gut Healing Bone broth is one of my top recommendations for helping to heal leaky gut.Print
1.8 kg soup bones with marrow of beef, lamb, chicken, turkey, duck or fish (grass-fed or organic if possible)
2 medium onions, peeled, diced
4 large carrots, chopped
4 celery stalks, with leaves, chopped
8 cloves garlic, peel on and smashed
3 sprigs fresh thyme
5 sprigs fresh parsley
2 bay leaves
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
5L filtered or spring water
- Roast bones in oven for 30-45 minutes or until brown (to intensify flavour).
- After roasting bones place all ingredients in a large slow cooker.
- Add in filtered water.
- Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce and simmer gently.
- Simmer for 24-48 hours.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
- Take out bones and poor remainder into a bowl through a strainer. Let stock cool to room temperature, cover, and chill.
- Consume 1-3 cups daily or at least 3 times per week for gut healing properties.
- Use within a week or freeze up to 3 months.
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