Tuesday Tips: Bone Broth! One of the most mineral-rich foods out there!

Recently, I have been telling all of my patients about bone broth. This golden delicious liquid is chock-full of minerals and has helped several patients heal digestion, support immune system, heal and prevent injury, and recover from illness. I personally prefer Beef Marrow Bone Broth because it feels very nourishing to my body. However, if there are other conditions that are needing more tendon/ ligament support such as tendonitis, joint issues, knee pain, I will sometimes recommend Chicken feet/ necks. Check out all of the minerals that are contained in this delicious liquid. To your health, Vladi

Beef Bone Broth

Ingredients:

Several large beef marrow bones, with or without meat attached
1 Tbs. apple cider vinegar or lemon juice

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a crockpot and fill with water. Let cook on a low setting for 12-36 hours.
Strain with a colander or sieve, lined with cheesecloth – for a clearer broth.
Enjoy warm or let cool to use in other meals. Keeps in the fridge for several days or freeze indefinitely. I take the fat out once it is solid.

Uses:

  • Soup – Just add vegetables, or meat to broth and heat until warm. Season after cooking with salt and pepper and your favorite spices.
  • Cooking Liquid – Use broth in place of water to cook vegetables and meat in a frying pan or pot. Bring broth to a boil, add meat and vegetables, reduce heat and simmer until cooked.
  • Gravy – Use to make gravy for vegetables and meat. Add organic butter (2 Tbs.) in a skillet. Whisk in broth and cook. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Tea – Drink broth like a tea. This is great in the winter or when sick. Fill a thermos and sip throughout the day. The most traditional use for seasoned broth is as a first course, to enhance the digestion of any meal to come.
  • Cleanse – Forget about juice, use broth as a liquid cleanse! Mix it up with chicken, beef or pork bone broth, add spice to taste. Yum!

Bone Broth contains lots of nutrients from the cartilage and bone. These include:

  • protein
  • calcium
  • phosphorus
  • magnesium
  • sulfur
  • fluoride
  • sodium
  • potassium
  • chondroitin
  • sulfate
  • keratin
  • sulfate
  • hyaluronic acid
  • glycine
  • proline
  • hydroxyproline
  • lysine
  • hydroxylysine

Recipe adapted from Berkeley Nutrition by Stephanie Gruber, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition