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Homemade bone broth recipe for digestive healing

Hey and welcome to this short post on how to make a delicious and super-healthy homemade bone broth recipe.

This short blog post is sponsored by the H Pylori Diet Recipe & Cookbook.Homemade bone broth recipe

It’s a ludicrously inexpensive homemade bone broth recipe that you can begin using right away to heal your gut, connective tissue and skin, whilst providing proteins for improved energy, sleep and detoxification.

I don’t go anywhere without a bottle of homemade bone broth – it’s one of my “must have recipes”.

It’s really easy to make, and probably in the top five healing recipes we use with our clients!

Why would you want to use a homemade bone broth recipe?

In the “west” we’ve become accustomed to eating only the flesh meat of animals and poultry – it’s all about the steak, the minced/ground meats, the thighs and the breasts (personally I love thighs and breasts, but I only discuss that topic with my girlfriend!)

What a waste of natural resources this is, and how unhealthy it might be, for nutrition contained in other parts of animals we gratefully eat in contain a wealth of nourishment.

Traditional cultures around the world have, for hundreds of thousands of years, used the entire animal. Nothing is wasted.

When it comes to the animal’s carcass, the bones, cartilage and connective tissues contain abundant minerals and proteins that differ in quantities and ratios from those found in muscle meats.

Benefits of making and consuming homemade bone broths

First of all, bone broth is extremely versatile and can provide the base for your soups, sauces, gravies as well as providing liquid for cooking veggies.

Second, it’s incredibly inexpensive. Saving your chicken bones and carcasses veggie scraps, and getting beef bones from your butcher is many times cheaper than buying muscle meat.

Health benefits of homemade bone broth recipes

In addition to convenience and low cost, homemade bone broth is incredibly nutritious.

It’s rich in minerals like magnesium, phosphorus and other trace minerals, which are essential for health (magnesium alone is involved in at least 300 different metabolic reactions in your body).

When made properly, bone broth also contains chondroitin and glucosamine, which as you may know, are important for joint health and may reduce aches and pains.

Perhaps the biggest benefit of making your own homemade bone broth recipe is that it contains abundant proteins in the form of collagen and gelatin.

Why are collagen and gelatin so good for you?

Whereas muscle meats are rich in certain amino acids like tryptophan and cysteine, gelatin and collagen are low in these amino acids.

These amino acids tend to be more pro-inflammatory, which when eaten in excess can exacerbate inflammatory conditions in your body (including your digestive system) as well as reducing energy production.

Instead, collagen and gelatin are rich in proline, hydroxyproline, alanine and glycine, which are non-inflammatory and have protective effects in your body, as well as aiding in energy production.

Among other benefits…

  • Gelatin is fabulous for soothing and healing your digestive system.
  • It supports healthy skin, hair and joints
  • Gelatin supports your cardiovascular system (especially combined with vitamin C) – it supports blood vessel health because the amino acids are incorporated into to blood vessel walls to keep them strong.
  • The glycine in gelatin supports detoxification, improve relaxation and promote sleep.
  • Gelatin assists in wound healing

The high levels of collagen and gelatin in homemade bone broth really are quite spectacular.

Homemade Bone Broth Recipe Ingredients

  • 400g fresh organic bones (I don’t risk using non-organic bones)
    – Beef, lamb, or chicken are all fine – ask your butcher for help.
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • Filtered water
  • You can add a little cider vinegar to help extract minerals from the bones

Homemade Bone Broth Recipe Method

  • If you are using beef or lamb bones, place them in a roasting dish and roast in the oven for 30 minutes on 200°C.
  • This helps to bring out flavours.
  • Place all your ingredients into a deep pan or crock pot and cover with filtered water so nothing sticks out of the top.
  • Bring to the boil and then leave to simmer on a low heat for up to 48 hours with the lid on.
  • If a fatty scum appears on the top of the water, skim it off
  • The better quality the meat and bones, the less scum there will be.
  • Store in an airtight glass container in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.
  • Bone broth can also be frozen, although it may lose some of its nutritional value.

How to Use Homemade Bone Broth

You can drink your bone broth neat – I do this quite a lot and it’s pretty tasty.

Alternatively, you can use it in casseroles, soups, curries and other “wet” dishes.

Many of the recipes in my recipe and cookbook use bone broth or homemade chicken stock as a base – check it out if you’re unsure how to get bone broth into your regular regimen.

Well, that’s it for this post – I hope you begin making some  ultra-healthy bone broth soon!




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We’d also love to hear about your success stories using bone broth!

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