Bone Broth Uses
Bone broth uses are many- you can drink bone broth, use it in cooking wherever a recipe calls for water, use it to make your own soups and stocks, dehydrate it and use it later as a concentrate or freeze it and use them as ice cubes or add them to smoothies.
Other uses for bone broth are to improve one’s health and overall well-being as a preventative measure or to help heal chronic health conditions such as leaky gut, joint and skin/hair issues, IBS/Crohns, colds and flus.
Bone broth uses also include feeding it to pets such as dogs.
Bone Broth Diet
Adding bone broth to one’s diet can provide a multitude of health benefits and beneficial healing properties. Bone broth contains crucial nutrients such as glucosamine, collagen and gelatin that are relatively non-existent in the modern western diet. One should never exclusively diet on one thing such as juice or bone broth but adding it to one’s diet can cover a lot of nutritional requirements by one’s body.
Bone broth is a valuable addition to most diets and should be easy to implement into your current meal plan. As a food that is easily digestible, high in collagen to help repair tissue throughout your body, touting complementary amino acids like proline, glycine, glutamine and arginine, and also some valuable minerals like phosphorus, calcium, magnesium and manganese, it's well worth finding a way to sneak bone broth into your diet. For the best absorption, you will want to drink a cup of bone broth in the morning about 30 minutes before your breakfast. This will not only allow your body to get the most from it, but also promotes the production of stomach acid so that when you do eat breakfast, your body will digest it even better. A diet with bone broth really helps round out your nutrition profile. After all, eating 'like for like', it stands to reason that if your bones and joints have certain elements in them that they need, then similarly, an animal's bones and joints will have the same things in them, and bone broth is a great way to extract those minerals, amino acids and nutrients and easily get them into your body.
Bone broth diets are good for several reasons. You are getting valuable and often neglected strains of protein that your body can really make good use of instead of having to synthesize them itself, which can be very taxing on your system. Bone broth is very easy to digest and helps to repair your digestive system, so that the rest of the food you eat will yield more benefit for you. It's mostly water, so it's a great way to get extra hydration. It's also very satisfying, so it can replace snacks and keep you from overeating.
A bone broth diet plan would likely incorporate a cup first thing in the morning (perhaps even replacing your morning coffee) and a cup in the evening, just a little before bed time. While your body rests, it will make use of all of the goodies from the bone broth to repair body tissue. And when consumed before anything else in the morning, you're giving your body some good fuel to carry out the day. But there doesn't have to be anything strict about consuming bone broth unless you are struggling with particular health issues. Just start enjoying some bone broth in your diet and see if you notice a difference.
Bone Broth Soup
Bone broth soup is great on a cold winter day, great tasting, and great for your health. Bone broth has so many health benefits, as you may have already heard; anti-inflaming, anti-oxidizing, immune boosting, skin fortifying, and digestive tract soothing. But what is the difference between a bone broth soup, stock made from animal bones, or just plain bone broth?
Soups typically have some solids cooked into them (like meat and vegetables), and one will eat them with a bowl and spoon. Real bone broth like STRAWMAN FARM is made by simmering animal bones that still have some meat left on them; one still gets all of the health benefits of the bones, but a depth of flavor that a plain stock cannot reach. Many people simply get a hot mug of broth and drink it much like they would their morning coffee.
By just adding a few ingredients and turning bone broth into bone broth soup, one can really let loose with their culinary creativity and experiment to their heart's content. One has a blank canvas of umami flavored goodness to create a chef's masterpiece or a 'finger painting' with the fridge's leftovers. Either way, the soup one makes with bone broth will retain all of the wonderful health benefits.
Bone broth soup has been around longer than society itself, and may have even played a key role in forming it. The first crude cauldron that boiled the carcass from the hunt, with the tribe gathering around the fire for warmth and sustenance, has started a health food trend that has literally nourished the dawn of mankind. It has only been recently that society has started to really catch onto exactly why bone broth and soup made from real bone broth is so great for you.
One gentleman was serving bone broth soup, or 'bone marrow soup', as his family called it, to wounded soldiers in the second World War. He helped many of his fellow soldiers recover when even the doctors were in doubt about them pulling through. On a lesser note, grandmothers everywhere have been advocating chicken soup as a cure all for quite some time. It's little wonder; chicken soup, when done right, is really a form of bone broth soup! Don't count on Campbell's to cure your cold; if you're going to make a soup that your body will thank you for, it needs to go through the same process that Grandma used.
Whether one desires overall wellness, is fighting a case of the sniffles or just craving a hot savory beverage, a hot cup of STRAWMAN FARM bone broth,
or STRAWMAN FARMbone broth soup, is a great start.
Bone Broth and Cancer
Bone broth and cancer; what's the connection? Well, the good news is the connection is about bone broth actually helping in the battle against cancer. Let's take a look at how something as simple as bone broth can help, and in a big way.
First, we know that homemade chicken soup has been known to help ease cold and flu symptoms for generations. Not the canned, processed kind, but good old fashioned homemade. Bone broth made from chicken scraps (especially the bones, obviously) is a form of chicken soup that focuses on getting nutrients out of the bones, like collagen and other amino acids from the marrow and minerals that help with inflammation, immunity and an assortment of other things.
Disease, infection, illness, and by relation, even cancer; it's all a war waged on the immune system. Here's where bone broth starts to come into the picture, and you'll see the story unfold from here; most of the immune system is in the digestive tract and gut lining. Doesn't it make sense this way? It's where the vast majority of foreign materials are introduced to the body (read: food and drink), so the highest concentration of the forces of the immune system should be focused there. It needs to remove any threats before introducing the beneficial nutrients from the foods into the body. So, what happens if the gut lining gets compromised? It easily can when the body is weakened by diseases and illnesses like cancer, and undergoing excruciating treatments designed to damage tissue, like chemotherapy. So what if someone is going through all of this and not getting something in their diet that is strengthening and replacing that tissue, like bone broth?
Well, the membrane lining of the digestive tract goes from something that was much more like a solid walled plastic bag to something that leaks out fine particles like a mesh strainer. Now, things that the immune system was supposed to handle in the gut are being leaked into the body before they've been properly dealt with and the threat is not yet neutralized. Now the immune system has to go into overdrive, because the rest of the body isn't used to dealing with this threat level; that usually occurs in the digestive tract that is designed to handle that. The law of inertia says that it's hard to stop something once it's started. The body's immune system is fighting everything so hard all the time, that even when there are no threats, it's still in attack mode and doesn't stop in time to keep from destroying friendly cells and beneficial bacteria.
This is referred to as auto-immune diseases, and breaches in the stomach lining is a major way they occur.
On top of this, the body just wants certain nutrients from the food, but if it's getting the whole thing before the digestive system properly deals with it and it leaks through, the rest of the body isn't quite sure how to handle it. It goes into attack mode on the very foods that it needs and starts producing histamines like crazy, so now allergies are being formed against many of the foods being consumed also. All in all, it can become a downward spiral very quickly.
Here's where bone broth can play a key role in stabilizing the digestive tract, and by extension, the rest of the body. Due to all of that collagen and amino acids, and being so easily digestible and hydrating, the body has a much easier time of patching things up where it's needed. Since the stomach is digesting this wonderful, tissue restoring elixir, it may just be more likely to call dibs on some of those nutrients so that it can do its job better. The stomach starts to patch up those leaks, restore proper ecology and once again serves as the front line for the immune system, as it should.
Since cancer and other diseases make it hard to digest food properly, giving the digestive system all the help it can get is crucial. If someone can't digest food properly, not only is the immune system unable to quarantine it, but also the body isn't able to absorb as much of the nutrients from the food. Bone broth not only helps repair the digestive system, but also promotes stomach acid production to aid digestion. It's so good for the gut that it should be a staple for everyone's diet, whether someone is struggling with their health, or just trying to maintain it.
Also important to note is that gelatin found in bone broth has amino acids like glycine that fight inflammation and bolster the liver; the main detox station.
When someone is going through chemotherapy, there is a lot of toxicity that the body is dealing with, and the liver needs all the help it can get. Bone broth can really help the liver deal with the toxins while the body is battling, not only cancer, but the drugs being used to fight it.
You can't go wrong drinking a high quality, well-made bone broth. If illness, disease, inflammation, digestive issues, or even cancer is a part of the equation, it might just make all the difference.
Bone Broth Cleanse
Before performing a bone broth cleanse, it would be wise to talk to a physician, dietician, or nutritionist; it's delicate work. The essence of it is that you are trying to restore gut health. What is involved with gut health, and how does bone broth cleanse the issues in your gut?
Our modern world lends itself to a highly processed diet with far more toxins and contaminants than getting food fresh and straight from the source. This has a few different effects on our digestive system. First, the 'good bacteria', like probiotics, are weakened and cannot help the digestion the way they should. Second, this gives room for harmful bacteria to thrive in the gut, which feeds off of the more processed carbohydrates we have become so accustomed to consuming. And third, our lack of proper nutrients makes it hard for the lining of the digestive tract to rebuild and repair itself, which means the bacteria, and the toxins they create as waste, can leak into the rest of the body and cause all kinds of health issues.
What a bone broth cleanse does is first, cut out all of the unhealthy foods that feed the harmful bacteria in our guts. It also cuts out a lot of what is necessary for the healthy bacteria, but that's just part of the process. This weakens both groups of bacteria while the collagen, amino acids and minerals from the bone broth starts patching up your stomach and gut lining. Now, your gut's ecology is restored and you can start rebuilding it from there. In addition to the bone broth, you can begin adding foods that are beneficial for the good bacteria in your digestive system and bolster them. Fermented foods and probiotics come to mind. Meanwhile, you're still staying clear of anything that the bad bacteria can feed off of; the goal is to eradicate the bad bacteria and allow the good bacteria to thrive. You want to feed one and starve the other; one is helping you, one is harming you.
Though the concept is simple, a bone broth cleanse can be delicate work. Always speak to a professional before attempting any kind of radical change to your diet. You may wish to reference Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride, Dr. Mercola, or the GAPS diet for more information about how to properly perform a bone broth cleanse and to repair your digestive system.
Bone Broth Detox
Many Hollywood A-List celebrities are doing bone broth detoxes and loving the results! Not only is it helping them lose weight, feel better and have healthier, smoother and shiny skin, hair and nails but there’s actually much science behind a bone broth detox.
Bone broth’s glycine assists your liver to detox:
Our liver’s main role is to eliminate toxins from the body. The liver’s capability to detox toxins efficiently is restricted to the quantity of glycine accessible in your body. One of the richest sources of glycine of glycine is bone broth. In one rat study, rats fed glycine displayed substantial improvements in recovery from alcohol-induced fatty liver disease compared to rats that were not fed glycine.
Another bone broth detox benefit is that glycine clears out excess methionine, which is another amino acid found in big quantities in eggs and muscle meat. Too much methionine can increase blood levels of homocysteine, and the process of breaking down homocysteine raises the body’s requirement for B vitamins. Glycine from bone broth and the broken down cartilage in it can aid in breaking down homocysteine without the need for B vitamins.
Before doing a bone broth detox or detox of any kind always consult your doctor.